Question:

Can a code for ECG tracings be reported if the EKG is performed with a percutaneous coronary artery interventional procedure?

Answer:

A cardiac catheterization procedure or a percutaneous coronary artery interventional procedure may require ECG tracings to assess chest pain during the procedure. These ECG tracings are not separately reportable. Diagnostic ECGs performed prior to or after the procedure may be separately reportable with modifier 59.

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