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    Cool DX for Baseline EKG ??

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    New patient comes in and has HTN and CAD. Doc performs an EKG so she has a baseline to go off of for future comparisons. How do you code this?

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    Per the Medicare LCD list, you can bill the EKG with both of the dx codes you provided; 401.1, 414.01. There isnt a dx code to indicate that the doctor is performing the EKG to establish a baseline reading. Check the LCD list L28255 for billable dx.

    Good luck!
    Dolores, CPC-CCC

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