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Assign diagnosis, procedure and modifier codes for the following scenario

Shirley Posted Thu 12th of February, 2015 15:41:33 PM

Procedures performed: Left sided heart catheterization, selective coronary angiography, and left ventriculography. Indications: Chest pain and abnormal cardiolite stress test. Conclusion: Severe single vessel atherosclerotic heart disease. Normal overall left ventricular systolic function.

SuperCoder Answered Fri 13th of February, 2015 08:09:42 AM

Greetings for the day!

For the above scenario, the appropriate ICD-9 code would be 786.50 for chest pain, 794.39 for abnormal cardiolite stress test; and CPT 93458 with modifier 26 for LHC, selective coronary angiography, and left ventriculography.

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