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Coding for electrodes for ECG

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    Hi: I have a provider that is coding A4556 for the electrodes when he does an ECG, the description for this code does not state that electrodes for ECG's are covered. Is this appropiate billing? Thanks for any responses....
    Debbie Fountain
    Austin, TX

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    No, we do not bill for the electrodes. They are covered in the total payment for the ECG service as part of the overhead component of the payment.
    Sherry Miller, MBA/HCM, CPC, CEMC
    Epic Management, LP

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    I agree with Sherry. We do not charge for the electrodes either. It is included in the technical component payment.

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    Thanks that was I was thinking...

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