AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 2 (February)

Medicine, 33212, 33213, 93731, 93732 (Q&A) (February 1998)

February 1998 page 11 Coding Consultation Medicine, 33212, 33213, 93731, 93732 (Q&A) Question Would the programming or reprogramming of dual or single chamber pacemakers, at the time of insertion or reinsertion, be additionally reported using 93731/93732 or 93734/93735? AMA Comment The service of programming the pacemaker is an integral part of the insertion procedure, and does not warrant separate coding. It would be inappropriate to code 33213 or 33213 for insertion of a pacemaker pulse generator (single chamber of dual chamber) and additionally report the pacemaker analysis codes 93731, 93732, 93734 or 93735. These pacemaker analysis codes 93731...

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