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documentation for FFR

Date: Jan 9, 2023


We have interventional cardiologists at our facility who are stating that the term "FFR" automatically means that pharmacologically induced stress was part of the procedure. They are using the term "FFR" in their cath reports, but are not actually documenting that a drug (such as adenosine) was administered. Is using the term "FFR" alone enough to support coding 93571 without modifier -52? Or is it still necessary for the physicians to document the drug administration?

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