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    Default ? modifier for cardiac cath and stent on same day

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    Please help!! If a physician (either same or in same practice) does a cardiac cath (ex 93454) and a stent on the same day, what modifier do I now put on the new cath code? Would I use 26/59 or 26/51??? Thanks!!

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    you would append a 59 to the cath procedure.

    HTH Becky

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    I agree with you, BUT, my boss now thinks its modifier 51 due to some requests for money back when 26/59 was used. Anything I can use for proof?? Thanks, Lynn Pickett CPC

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