AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 6 (June)

Intracardiac Electrophysiology Update-Part 1 of 2 (June 2000)

June 2000 pages 5-9 Coding Communication Intracardiac Electrophysiology Update-Part 1 of 2 CPT 1994 included many code additions and revisions to reflect the technologic advances in the practice of cardiac electrophysiology. Since then, continued technologic changes have influenced electrophysiologic and pacemaker services. CPT 2000 has added 10 new CPT codes, revised 16 existing codes, deleted two codes, revised introductory notes, added explanatory notes and incorporated new cross-references to more accurately depict current clinical practice. The implantable loop recorder is a new technology capable of extending the cardiac monitoring period sufficiently to address infrequent or recurrent symptoms associated with the...

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