AMA CPT® Assistant - 1996 Issue 6 (June)

Medicine Cardiovascular, 93016, 93018 (Q&A) (June 1996)

June 1996 page 10f Coding Consultation Medicine Cardiovascular, 93015, 93018 (Q&A) Question [See correction/clarification] The April 1996 CPT Assistant contained a question regarding physician supervision, interpretation, and report of a cardiovascular stress test performed on institution-owned equipment in a hospital setting. The response indicated that two codes (93016 and 93018) should be reported. Would it be appropriate to report 93016 with the -26 modifier for the professional component (ie, physician supervision with interpretation and report)? AMA Comment The response that appears in the April 1996 edition of the CPT Assistant reflects Medicare's preferred method of reporting the entire...

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