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JustCoding News: Outpatient, August 8, 2012

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I haven't coded cardiology in a long, long time. With the new codes, if the left heart catheterization is being done at the hospital, would I add modifier -26 [professional component] to the code—93452-26?

I am having a friendly disagreement with a fellow coder. She is stating it is a stand-alone, global code. I am looking at the Medicare local coverage determination and the 2012 Fee Analyzer manual which both indicate modifiers -26 and -TC [technical component] are appropriate in the right setting/place of service.
 
Any help is greatly appreciated!
 
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