AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 3 (March)

Wearable Mobile Cardiovascular Telemetry (March 2009)

March 2009 pages 5-7 Coding Communication:Wearable Mobile Cardiovascular Telemetry Wearable Mobile Cardiovascular Telemetry (MCT) - Codes 93228 and 93229 The technology now available to physicians in the area of cardiac rhythm evaluation was not fully represented in the previously available CPT codes. The evolution of technology demands a more modernized set of relevant code descriptions in order to better classify the types of services provided. Current devices provide long-distance telemetry with remote monitoring. This technology requires a merging of sophisticated devices, outpatient monitoring, arrhythmia detection, and wireless communications. When an arrhythmia is detected, it is transmitted via a wireless...

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