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Consider Reporting 75710 With LHC

Question: Documentation shows a left heart catheterization and a lower-extremity angiogram. Should I report this lower-extremity angiogram with 75710 for a unilateral procedure? Arizona Subscriber Answer: If the physician performed the lower-extremity angiogram for diagnostic purposes and the procedure was unilateral, you could report 75710 (Angiography, extremity, unilateral, radiological supervision and interpretation) for non-Medicare patients. Append modifier 26 (Professional component) to indicate [...]