Ruth Posted Tue 16th of April, 2013 15:35:16 PM
What cpt code would I use for procainamide challnge used to rule out Burgada Syndrome.
SuperCoder Answered Thu 18th of April, 2013 04:58:21 AM
If the physician performs this study in the hospital, you would not need a procedure code because it would not be separately billable. The test you describe is an IV infusion along with electrocardiogram monitoring. Most likely, you would include the testing service as a part of any E/M services provided to the patient on that day - for example, an inpatient consultation (99251-99255.) You could report the ECG interpretation and report (93010) separately if the cardiologist generates a report.