Cardiology Question for the Week of November 28, 2016

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

We did a bi-ventricular ICD (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator) generator change. No leads were changed, just the generator. What code would we assign?

Answer:

The following code would be assigned:

33264 Removal of implantable defibrillator pulse generator with replacement of implantable defibrillator pulse generator; multiple lead system

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