Question:

If biventricular lead insertion into the coronary sinus is unsuccessful, what modifier would we use for coding 33224 and 33225 when reporting physician claims?

Answer:

If biventricular lead insertion into the coronary sinus is unsuccessful (failed attempt), for physician professional claims assign modifier 52 (reduced services) or 53 (discontinued service) to codes 33224 and 33225 as appropriate.

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