AMA CPT® Assistant - 1993 Issue 2 (February)

Elective Cardioversion - CPT Code 92960 (Summer 1993)

Summer 1993 page 13 Case-by-Case Elective Cardioversion - CPT Code 92960 We have been asked if code 92960 is the correct code to use to report the defibrillation performed for cardiac arrest/cardiac arrhythmias. 92960Cardioversion, elective, electrical conversion of arrhythmia, external Although cardioversion and defibrillation are both ways of shocking the heart to alter its rhythm, they are two distinctly different procedures. Both of these procedures will be discussed in this article to clarify the intended use of code 92960. Defibrillation Defibrillation is the delivery of an electrical impulse to the heart. This impulse is intended to interrupt abnormal rhythms...

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