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Old 02-09-2010, 08:04 AM
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Default Unsuccessful Cardioversion

Hey everyone

One of my docs attempted to do a cardioversion at the patient's bedside while they were in ICU. The pt was in A-flutter and A-fib. My doctor attempted 4 times at the pts bedside to get them back into sinus rhythm, but the pt would not convert. My question is, should I add mod 52 to the 92960? I've not seen one that wasn't successful before. Thanks for any comments in advance
Jammie Barsamian, CPC, CCC, CEMC, CCS-P
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:17 PM
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You still bill 92960 regardless of the outcome. ACC description states "synchronized shocks are provided with increasing energy until the arrhythmia is converterd OR maximum doses of energy are used".

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