Cardiology

Cardiology Question for the Week of May 10, 2021

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

If we are replacing the entire device for insertion related coding procedures, are we able to report the removal of VAD?

Answer:

Insertion codes are used when the entire VAD device system (pump/s and cannulas) are replaced. However, when replacing the entire device, do not report the removal of VAD. It is not separately reportable.