Cardiology Question for the Week of November 28, 2016

Question:

Question:

What CPT® code should be assigned for a remote interrogation for a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)? Would you assign a transvenous ICD interrogation code (93295 or 93296), or is there a different code?

Answer:

Answer:

You would report one of the following codes, which do not specify transvenous, only implantable.

93295 Interrogation device evaluation(s) (remote), up to 90 days; single, dual, or multiple lead implantable defibrillator system with interim analysis, review(s) and report(s) by a physician or other qualified health care professional
93296 Interrogation device evaluation(s) (remote), up to 90 days; single, dual, or multiple lead pacemaker system or implantable defibrillator system, remote data acquisition(s), receipt of transmissions and technician review, technical support and distribution of results