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  1. Smile Pacemaker insertion & cardiac catherization
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    Hi:

    For a patient who is in the global period of pacemaker insertion(33208) Dr. has done a cardiac catherization(93510), Medicare has denied to bill for this cardiac catherization procedure as the patient is in global period of another procedure(33208),
    Can anyone suggest a modifier for this scenario.

    With Thanks,
    Jemimah Crescentia,CPC

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    Quote Originally Posted by jemimah crescentia View Post
    Hi:

    For a patient who is in the global period of pacemaker insertion(33208) Dr. has done a cardiac catherization(93510), Medicare has denied to bill for this cardiac catherization procedure as the patient is in global period of another procedure(33208),
    Can anyone suggest a modifier for this scenario.

    With Thanks,
    Jemimah Crescentia,CPC
    It really depends on the reason for the heart cath, was it related to the previous procedure or not related? I would take a look at modifier 78 or 79.

    HTH
    Danny L. Peoples
    CIRCC,CPC

  3. Smile Pacemaker insertion & cardiac catherization
    Thanks a lot for your guidance.

    With Regards,
    Jemimah Crescentia,CPC.

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