AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2003 Issue 4; FOR your INFORMATION

New codes for the reporting of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued two new codes for the reporting of the insertion of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. Hospitals are instructed by CMS to discontinue reporting CPT code, 33240, Insertion of single or dual chamber pacing cardioverter-defibrillator pulse generator, and code 33249, Insertion or repositioning of electrode lead(s) for single or dual chamber pacing cardioverter-defibrillator and insertion of pulse generator. Effective for services furnished on or after October 1, 2003, hospitals should report the following new codes, as appropriate: HCPCS Code - Descriptor G0297 Insertion of single chamber pacing cardioverter-defibrillator pulse generator G0298 Insertion...

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