AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 6 (June)

Surgery/Cardiovascular System (June 2008)

June 2008 page 14c Surgery/Cardiovascular System, 33206, 33207, 33208 (Q&A) Question: Which CPT code should be reported for the creation of a pocket for a pulse generator? Answer: Surgical creation of a pocket for the pulse generator is included when the codes for pacemaker and pacing cardioverter-defibrillator procedures are reported and should not be reported separately. The CPT codes used for insertion of a pulse generator include 33206-33208, 33212-33214, 33240, and 33249. When the skin pocket is revised or relocated, code 33222 or 33223 would be used as appropriate. Surgery/Cardiovascular System, 33206, 33207, 33208 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant...

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