AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2012 Issue 2; For Your Information

Update for the Reporting of HCPCS code C1882 and CPT code 33249

CMS provided guidance in the April 2012 OPPS Update CR stating that it would no longer be appropriate to report HCPCS code C1882, Cardioverter-defibrillator, other than single or dual chamber (implantable), with CPT code 33249, Insertion or replacement of permanent pacing cardioverter-defibrillator system with transvenous lead(s), single or dual chamber. This decision was based on a recent code descriptor change for CPT code 33249 by the American Medical Association (AMA). However, there will be an update to the Integrated Outpatient Code Editor (I/OCE) effective July 2012, I/OCE (V13.2). The revised version will reinstall the procedure-to-device edit that will...

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