Ask Dr. Z

Ask Dr. Z Knowledge Base houses over 7,000 coding questions and answers dating back to 2010.

Ask Dr. Z Disclaimer

Left heart cath with stent in RCA

Date: Mar 19, 2021


We have been adding an -XU modifier on left heart cath procedures (93458) that do intervention. It is concerning that we are using this -XU modifier so frequently and was wondering if there is an alternative way to code these. Would the -XS or -XE modifier be able to be used instead as an alternative to overuse of the unspecified modifier?

Sign up for a membership to view the answer to this question.

Need to ask Dr.Z?

Don't see the answer you're looking for in the knowledge base? No problem. You can ask Dr. Z directly!
Ask Dr. Z a question now!