AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-PCS Procedure Codes, Section 0-Medical and Surgical

Intracardiac Pacemaker

A new Device value was added for a novel type of pacemaker. Intracardiac pacemakers are also known as “leadless” pacemakers and “transcatheter” pacemakers.  Device N  Intracardiac Pacemaker Pacemakers treat slow heart rates, such as bradycardia, sick sinus syndrome, and atrioventricular heart blocks. Conventional pacemaker devices require two components: a generator in a subcutaneous pocket on the chest plus a lead or leads tunneled below the skin and advanced into one or more heart chambers. Intracardiac pacemakers treat the same conditions as conventional pacemakers, but the components are combined into a single device implanted within a heart...

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