Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week

Cardiology Question for the Week of April 26, 2021

Posted Posted in Cardiology

Question:

A patient undergoes an initial insertion of a dual-chamber pacemaker system. An RA lead is implanted. In the RV, 2 leads are implanted – 1 at the apex and 1 at the His bundle. Would this be coded with 33208 only, since the code description contains the word “electrode(s)”? Or, can 33999 be added to 33208 to represent the extra lead/extra work involved?