Cardiology Question for the Week of March 7, 2016

Question:

Can I code separately for temporary pacemaker placement (33210) during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)?

Answer

No, the TAVR codes (33361–33365 and 0318T) include temporary pacemaker placement. See CPT Assistant, January 2013 for a discussion of the TAVR codes and what they include.

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