According to Coding Strategies, Z-health and CPT Assist, if two catheters are placed in 2 of the 3 areas (RA, RV, His), a comprehensive code may be billed with a modifier 52. If 3 catheters are placed in all three areas, a comp code without a 52 may be billed. I still like to see that some pacing and recording are done in at least one area and would be inclined to bill the component codes if 2 caths were placed but no pacing done at all.
In the case you described, I would go back to the MD to clarify what he did to see if the documentation is missing something. Based on the documentation, I would bill the component codes.
Can you tell me what company put on the seminar?
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