Cardiology

Cardiology Question for the Week of July 15, 2019

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

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.

Answer:

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