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Cardiology Coding Alert

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Question: The cardiologist sees an inpatient for acute claudication/ischemia of the foot and recommends peripheral vascular angiography with possible intervention. The same day, the cardiologist performs angiography and mechanical thrombectomy of the patient's left popliteal artery via the RCFA. Which codes should we report? Georgia Subscriber Answer: In this case, you should report the following codes and modifiers: An evaluation and management [...]