AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 2 (February)

Medicine: Cardiovascular (February 2010)

February 2010 page 13 Medicine: Cardiovascular Question: Is heart rate variability considered a “physiologic cardiovascular data element” as noted in the CPT code 93290? Answer: No. Since heart rate variability is not a “physiologic cardiovascular data element” but rather a heart-rhythm derived data element, it would not be included in code 93290, Interrogation device evaluation (in person) with physician analysis, review and report, includes connection, recording and disconnection per patient encounter; implantable cardiovascular monitor system, including analysis of 1 or more recorded physiologic cardiovascular data elements from all internal and external sensors. Medicine: Cardiovascular (February 2010). CPT®...

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