AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 3 (March)

Pacemaker Evaluation Code (March 2000)

March 2000 page 10 Coding Update Pacemaker Evaluation Code Recently we recieved the following question: How should I report a clinical scenario involving evaluation of a dual chamber pacemaker that results in setting the device back to its original parameters? The physician evaluated the patient and interrogated the dual chamber pacemaker due to patient complaint of easy fatigability. The physician attempted to reset maximum rate and rate sensitivity (ie, how fast the rate increases in respomse to body activity) and evaluated the patient with exercise. The patient noted no detectable difference in the new settings, therefore, the physician elected...

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