AMA CPT® Assistant - 2012 Issue 6 (June)

Pacemaker and Pacing Cardioverter-Defibrillator Reporting (June 2012)

June 2012 pages 3-9 Pacemaker and Pacing Cardioverter-Defibrillator Reporting Updates to the 2012 CPT code set include revisions to the Cardiovascular System/Heart and Pericardium/Pacemaker or Pacing Cardioverter-Defibrillator subsection. An overview of the significant changes is below: Addition of guideline definitions for single, dual, and multiple lead pacemaker and pacing cardioverter-defibrillator systems with expanded instructions for reporting pacemaker and pacing cardioverter-defibrillator pulse generator and/or electrode(s) insertion, removal, revision, repair, repositioning, relocation, removal and replacement, and the separate insertion of a left ventricular lead (electrode) New codes have been established for reporting removal with replacement of a permanent pacemaker pulse generator...

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