1. Was the coronary angiography (the one he ALWAYS does) diagnostic? (no previous angiography, insufficient previous angiography or change in patient condition).
2. If the coronary angiography was/is diagnostic, is there a separate dedicated report for this portion of the procedure?
Answering these two questions will help determine whether a heart cath with coronary angiography should be billed in addition to the intervention.
In many cases, the condition being treated has already been diagnosed by a previous heart cath/coronary angiography, and should not be billed again when the injections are being performed primarily for guidance purposes in facilitating the interventional procedure.
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