AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 2 (February)
Cardiovascular Device Monitoring Changes for Implantable and Wearable Devices (February 2009)
February 2009 pages 3-12 Coding Communication:Cardiovascular Device Monitoring Changes for Implantable and Wearable Devices Implantable cardiac device technology has changed considerably since the original CPT codes for monitoring these devices were designed. Evolving technology demanded a modernized set of code descriptions. In some areas, entirely new categories of codes were required. This CPT code update has resulted in the deletion of 11 of the previous 13 codes and the creation of 21 new codes related to implantable cardiac device monitoring. Additionally, 15 codes were revised to distinguish implantable from "wearable" devices. Definitions The following definitions and instructions apply to...
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