AMA CPT® Assistant - 2014 Issue 11 (November)

Pacemaker or Implantable Defibrillator Systems (November 2014)

November 2014 pages 5-7 Pacemaker or Implantable Defibrillator Systems Effective January 1, 2015, Category III codes 0319T-0328T, which described subcutaneous implantable defibrillator systems, will be deleted and replaced with Category I codes 33270-33273. This article addresses the changes and additions made to the significantly revised and re-titled Cardiovascular System subsection, Pacemaker or Implantable Defibrillator, in the CPT® 2015 code set, as well as revised existing codes. Note that these new codes are out of numerical sequence to allow for placement within the pacemaker family of codes. Pacemaker Systems The heart consists of four chambers: the right and left atria...

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