What code would be assigned for inserting a new lead into an existing pacemaker? The old right ventricular (RV) lead was capped, and a new RV lead was inserted.
Assign the following code when a lead is inserted but the pacemaker is not replaced:
33216 Insertion of a single transvenous electrode, permanent pacemaker or cardioverter-defibrillator
If the old lead had been removed, you also could assign the following code:
33234 Removal of transvenous pacemaker electrode(s); single lead system, atrial or ventricular