Author Topic: Review of Heart Catheterization  (Read 1061 times)

kalozie

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Review of Heart Catheterization
« on: November 17, 2010, 10:24:35 AM »
I have a Cardiologist in our practice that reviewed Cardiac Catheter films for a patient.  I have searched high and low for a code that would cover him taking the time to review the films, and I can't find anything that covers this.  Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Review of Heart Catheterization
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2010, 11:11:57 AM »
Just curious, are you the coder?  Or the biller?  I'm not a coder so all of the providers I bill for provide the codes, but I have a lot of experience with coding.  Again, I don't mean to repeat myself, but I'm just trying to help you out, I'm not a coder, but I would think that the provider would consider charging the patient for a medical visit to cover reviewing the films.  Was the patient present?  Was the patient in the hospital or in the office?  Maybe an E&M code?

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Re: Review of Heart Catheterization
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2010, 09:58:00 AM »
Hi Michelle, I am a biller.   The patient was not present in the office, the films were sent to the physician for his review.  He just wanted to know if he could be reimbursed for it or not.  Not a big deal, just the way reimbursements run now days you like to get paid for your work!  Every dollar counts!     :)  We will probably just let it go, would rather lose a couple dollars that risk a red flag to a payor.

Thanks for your help,
Kim

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Re: Review of Heart Catheterization
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2010, 01:39:47 PM »
I'm not aware of a code, and I did a little research but didn't come up with one.  Seems like there should be one though.  Like you said, the Dr did the work, should get paid!

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