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Cardiology Coding Alert

Protect Your Reimbursement By Avoiding These 3 Cardiac Cath Mistakes

Mind your modifier 51 use with certain heart cath codes. Cardiologists perform cardiac catheterizations on patients for both diagnostic and interventional purposes. Do you know which mistakes to avoid when reporting these procedures? Cardiac caths explained: When the cardiologist performs a cardiac catheterization, he inserts a thin, flexible tube into an artery or vein in the patient's groin, arm, or [...]