AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 4 (April)

Surgery/Cardiovascular (April 2009)

April 2009 page 8a Surgery: Cardiovascular, 33217 (Q&A) Question: When a patient has both atrial and ventricular cardiac electrodes repositioned how should this be coded? Answer: Code 33217, Insertion of a transvenous electrode; dual chamber (two electrodes) permanent pacemaker or dual chamber pacing cardioverter-defibrillator, involves inserting or replacing or repositioning two electrodes (atrial and ventricular). Therefore, code 33217 should be reported for repositioning of both atrial and ventricular electrodes. Surgery: Cardiovascular, 33217 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 2009; April 2009 page 8a ...

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