Cardiology Question for the Week of July 15, 2019

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week


When billing for the hospital, if the physician starts an atrial fibrillation ablation procedure but must abort the procedure due to the patient’s condition, do I charge for the procedure and add modifier 74? He placed the sheaths and the catheter.


If you are billing for the hospital, then yes, you code the procedure planned/started with the 74 modifier.