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Cardiology Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Decide Whether to Code Lead Repositioning in Global

Question: If an ICD lead dislodges during the global period of the insertion, can I report the repositioning? Texas Subscriber Answer: Yes, you may report repositioning a lead during the global of the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion. Be sure to append modifier 78 (Unplanned return to the operating/procedure room by the same physician or other qualified health care professional following initial procedure [...]

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