Cardiology

Cardiology Question for the Week of December 28, 2020

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Do you have any tips for coding 33225 if a dual-chamber pacemaker required an upgrade to a biventricular pacemaker and new right ventricular leads are not implanted?

Answer:

Code 33225 is for the implantation of the LV lead and does not include the primary procedure. If a single or dual-chamber pacemaker requires an upgrade to a biventricular pacemaker and new right atrial and/or right ventricular leads are NOT implanted, add 33225 to either 33228 or 33229, depending upon the final system.


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