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CPT 93005 | Routine ECG With Tracing Only (No Interpretation Or Report)

CPT 93005 is a test that records the heart’s electrical activity and produces a waveform, and is performed without interpretation or report.

What Is CPT Code 93005?

CPT code 93005 is a medical code used to describe an electrocardiogram (ECG), a test that records the heart’s electrical activity.

The test involves attaching 12 electrodes to the chest, arms, and legs and connecting leads from a recording device to the electrodes.

The provider records the heart’s electrical signals and produces a waveform on a graphic display but does not provide any interpretation or report.

Description

The CPT book describes CPT code 93005 as: “Electrocardiogram, routine ECG with at least 12 leads; tracing only, without interpretation and report.”

Procedure

The provider attaches 12 electrodes to the chest, arms, and legs, using small suction cups or adhesives, and applies leads, or wires, from the recording device to the electrodes.

He records the heart’s electrical signals, which translates any weakness of the heart muscle or irregularity of the heartbeat into a waveform on a graphic display. He does not provide any interpretation or report.

How To Use CPT 93005

CPT 93005 represents the technical component of the service, so you should not append modifier TC.

To report the professional component only, the rendering provider should report CPT 93010

To report the professional and technical components, the rendering provider should report CPT 93000.

Resources

CPT Professional 2022

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