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Thread: New to coding. Question about stent placement code

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    Default New to coding. Question about stent placement code

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    If a doctor took a patient to the cath lab to undergo a left heart cath and decided at that time admission to bring the patient back to the cath lab on another date for PTCA/stent placement, would modifier 58 be the correct one as it is now a staged procedure???

    Thanks for the help!

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    Default ? about stent placement code

    Diagnostice catheterization have a 0 global follow up days. A staged procedure with the catheterization on one day and the stent on another does not required a modifier on the stent.

    I hope this answers your question.

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    Thanks for the help.

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