Results 1 to 4 of 4

Cardioversion Question

  1. Default Cardioversion Question
    Exam Training Packages
    Hi,
    Looking for some expertise on this situation please.......

    Our Cardiologist performed a cardioversion on a patient in the outpatient setting, it was unsucessful. Pt was then admitted to observation status in our ICU unit, another cardioversion was done and this time it was successful. How would we code this? Would a modifier suffice being that the first was unsuccessful?

    Any expertise, feedback, opinion or advice would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you and have a great day!

  2. #2
    Default Cardioversions
    Quote Originally Posted by hanoz420@hotmail.com View Post
    Hi,
    Looking for some expertise on this situation please.......

    Our Cardiologist performed a cardioversion on a patient in the outpatient setting, it was unsucessful. Pt was then admitted to observation status in our ICU unit, another cardioversion was done and this time it was successful. How would we code this? Would a modifier suffice being that the first was unsuccessful?

    Any expertise, feedback, opinion or advice would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you and have a great day!
    I would say under certain circumstances the cardioversion could be billed twice in same day for same doctor. It would have to be separate sessions and the second cardioversion code would need a modifier (I would say either 58 or 76 depending on the payor). I would suggest as well that, if possible, the times be added to documentation for additional proof that these were two separate encounters with this patient.
    A.Dimmitt, CPC, CIRCC
    Durham, North Carolina

  3. Default
    Thanks for the quick reply......it makes sense. Mod 76 acutally looks like the modifier of choice. We eliminated mod 58 because 92960 has no global. Thanks so much!

  4. Default
    try looking at modifier78

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-24-2014, 12:31 PM
  2. cardioversion - support the ICD-9 code
    By calbin in forum Cardiology
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-16-2012, 04:45 PM
  3. Cardioversion
    By banjo in forum Cardiovascular Thoracic
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-06-2012, 07:24 AM
  4. Cardioversion - I work for a hospital that
    By jenp2005 in forum Cardiology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-20-2010, 09:15 AM
  5. Help with Cardioversion
    By jenp2005 in forum Cardiovascular Thoracic
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-19-2010, 03:51 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?

Login

Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.