AMA CPT® Assistant - 1996 Issue 10 (October)

Cardiovascular, 33213, 33233 (Q&A) (October 1996)

October 1996 page 10 Coding Consultation Cardiovascular, 33213, 33233 (Q&A) Question Is the removal of a pacemaker generator, CPT code 33233, included in code 33213? AMA Comment No. From a coding perspective, the removal of a pacemaker generator is not included in the insertion or replacement CPT code. The term "replacement" was not meant to indicate that the removal of an existing device is included in these codes. Therefore, if a removal and replacement of a pacemaker generator is performed, you should report both codes 33233 and 33213. For a more in-depth look at these services, see the...

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