AMA CPT® Assistant - 2005 Issue 8 (August)

Evaluation and Management: Preventive Medicine Services-Coding Clarification (August 2005)

August 2005 page 13 Coding Consultation:Questions and Answers Evaluation and Management:Preventative Medicine Services, 93600, 93652, modifier -26 (Q&A) AMA Comment This coding clarification is written in response to inquiries regarding the Coding Communication titled "Intracardiac Electrophysiology Recording/ Pacing, Single Catheter Techniques" (CPT Assistant, April 2004). The specific excerpt in question (see page 10, Modifier Usage, in the April 2004 issue) states: "It is not appropriate to append the multiple procedure modifier 51 to codes 93600-93652. For physician reporting, it is appropriate to append the modifier 26." The inquires are in reference to the code range 93600-93652 that...

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