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Procainamide challenge

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.

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