Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week

Cardiology Question for the Week of February 18, 2019

Posted Posted in Cardiology

Question:

A question came from the director of our cardiovascular services (CVS) department today. When a right heart catheterization is done to aid in the placement of a CS lead, is that reported separately? Our dictation only briefly gives findings of RA and LA pressures. We also do an angiogram with the right heart cath. If it is something we can bill for, can you please advise what would need to be included in the dictation? We are not required to add a modifier on the RHC code.