A diagnostic heart cath with coronary angiogram was done with a stent placement.  Three hours later the patient complains of pain and returns to the cath lab for another coronary angiogram.  Can we code both?


Yes, you can code both coronary angiograms.  The second one was at a different session and is performed because the patient’s condition changed. You will need to assign modifier -59, but you can bill it.


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