AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2009 Issue 4; Volume 3 New/Revised Codes

Cardiac Contractility Modulation

Effective October 1, 2009, a new subcategory has been created to describe the implantation of a rechargeable cardiac contractility modulation (CCM) system. This new code set is for use to report the implantation of a total CCM system (17.51) and the placement or replacement of the pulse generator (17.52). The CCM system is a new treatment modality for patients with moderate to severe heart failure resulting from either ischemic or nonischemic cardiomyopathy. In cardiac contractility modulation, nonstimulatory impulses are delivered during the absolute refractory period (ARP) in order to enhance cardiac function and contractility. The CCM system...

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