AMA CPT® Assistant - 2019 Issue 4 (April)

Coding Changes to Cardiac Event Recorder Procedures (April 2019)

April 2019 page 3 Coding Changes to Cardiac Event Recorder Procedures Important changes were made in the Subcutaneous Cardiac Rhythm Monitor subsection of the Cardiovascular System of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) 2019 code set to address the advances made in technology for subcutaneous cardiac event rhythm monitors. Two codes (33282, 33284) were deleted and replaced by two new codes to report the insertion (33285) and the removal (33286) of a subcutaneous cardiac rhythm monitor, and new guidelines and parenthetical notes instructing users of the appropriate codes to report were added. This article provides an overview of these...

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