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    Hello. Can anyone tell me if you can bill for attempted EKG's?

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    Apr 2007


    What happened?

    You can bill for the technical component only 93005 with a 52 modifier if the situation justified it.

    I am assuming that they started to do the EKG but couldn't finish. If they couldn't finish it due to equipment malfunction I would not bill anything. If the patient was not cooperative I would try with the reduced service.

    There is also the 53 modifier to consider.

    I have never done any of the above so I have no idea what the results will be but if the situation arises that is what I would consider.

    Laura, CPC, CEMC

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