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    Default Observation E & M same day as Cath

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    Are you able to bill an Observation E & M code the same day as a cath?

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    I don't think there are any global days on a cath procedure so if the observation admit is above and beyond the routine pre and postoperative work for the procedure on that date and documentation supports then I believe you can report the admit with a 25 modifier.

    Christie Musser, CPC

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