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  1. 02-19-2010, 09:48 AM

    QuestionI need coding help for a ICD dual Chamber
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    Procedure:
    1. Contrast injection for Venography.
    2. Left upper extremity venogram ohysician interpretation.
    3. Implantation of dual chamber implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.
    4. Defibrillator testing as well as paced sensory funtion after implantation.


  2. 02-19-2010, 06:36 PM

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    Procedure:
    1. Contrast injection for Venography.
    2. Left upper extremity venogram ohysician interpretation.
    3. Implantation of dual chamber implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.
    4. Defibrillator testing as well as paced sensory funtion after implantation.

    Hello!

    W/O looking at the buch über email bekanntschaft report I cannot give you the exact codes; however, I can assist you with the range of codes to refer too.

    33249 - dual chamber ICD
    93640-93641 - ICD testing during implant
    71090-26 - if fluorscopy guidance is mentioned in the report for lead placement.

    93642-26 DFT testing following implant

    Cannot bill for venography as it is included with the lead placement if report reads "mapped out" or "used as access" then you cannot bill. There must be a separate medical condition to bill the venography separately.

    I hope this helps you.

    Dolores, CCC - CPC


  3. 02-22-2010, 07:27 AM

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    QuoteOriginally Posted by deeva456 View Post

    Procedure:
    1. Contrast injection for Venography.
    2. Left upper extremity venogram ohysician interpretation.
    3. Implantation of dual chamber implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.
    4. Defibrillator testing as well as paced sensory funtion after implantation.

    Hello!

    W/O looking at the report I cannot give you the exact codes; however, I can assist you with the range of codes to refer too.

    33249 - dual chamber ICD
    93640-93641 - ICD testing during implant
    71090-26 - if fluorscopy guidance is mentioned in the report for lead placement.

    93642-26 DFT testing following implant

    Cannot bill for venography as it is included with the lead placement if report reads "mapped out" or "used as access" then you cannot bill. There must be a separate medical condition to bill the venography separately.

    I hope this helps you.

    Dolores, CCC - CPC

    Thanks for your help that was great help.

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CPT CODES FOR CARDIOLOGY
Revised Codes – Pacemaker/Implantable Defibrillator
33215 Repositioning of previously implanted transvenous pacemaker or implantable defibrillator (right atrial or right ventricular) electrode
33216 Insertion of a single transvenous electrode, permanent pacemaker or implantable defibrillator
33217 Insertion of 2 transvenous electrodes, permanent pacemaker or implantable defibrillator
33218 Repair of single transvenous electrode, permanent pacemaker or implantable defibrillator
33220 Repair of 2 transvenous electrodes for permanent pacemaker or implantable defibrillator
33223 Relocation of skin pocket for implantable defibrillator
33224 Insertion of pacing single chamber icd implantation cpt code electrode, cardiac venous system, for left ventricular pacing, with attachment to previously placed pacemaker or implantable defibrillator pulse generator (including revision of pocket, removal, insertion, and/or replacement of existing generator)
Revised Codes – Pacemaker/Implantable Defibrillator
33225 Insertion of pacing electrode, cardiac venous system, for left ventricular pacing, at time of insertion of implantable defibrillator or pacemaker pulse generator (eg, for upgrade to dual chamber system) (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)
33230 Insertion of implantable defibrillator pulse generator only; with existing dual leads
33231 Insertion of implantable defibrillator pulse generator only; with existing multiple leads
33240 Insertion of implantable defibrillator pulse generator only; with existing single lead
33241 Removal of implantable defibrillator pulse generator only
33243 Removal of single or dual chamber implantable defibrillator electrode(s); by thoracotomy
33244 Removal of single or dual chamber implantable defibrillator electrode(s); by transvenous extraction
Revised Codes – Pacemaker/Implantable Defibrillator
33249 Insertion or replacement of permanent implantable defibrillator system with transvenous lead(s), single or dual chamber
33262 Removal of implantable defibrillator pulse generator with replacement of implantable defibrillator pulse generator; single lead system
33263 Removal of implantable defibrillator pulse generator with replacement of implantable defibrillator pulse generator; dual lead system
33264 Removal of implantable defibrillator pulse generator with replacement of implantable defibrillator pulse generator; multiple lead system
New Codes – Pacemaker/Implantable Defibrillator
33270 Insertion or replacement of permanent subcutaneous implantable defibrillator system, with subcutaneous electrode, including defibrillation threshold evaluation, induction of arrhythmia, evaluation of sensing for arrhythmia termination, and programming or reprogramming of sensing or therapeutic parameters, when performed
33271 Insertion of subcutaneous implantable defibrillator electrode
33272 Removal of subcutaneous implantable defibrillator electrode
33273 Repositioning of previously implanted subcutaneous implantable defibrillator electrode
Deleted code – Aorta and Great Vessels
33332 Insertion of graft, aorta or great vessels; with shunt bypass
New code – Aorta and Great Vessels
33418 Transcatheter mitral valve repair, percutaneous approach, including transseptal puncture when performed; initial prosthesis
+33419 ; additional prosthesis(es) during same session
Deleted code – Pulmonary Valvotomy
33472 Valvotomy, pulmonary valve, open heart; with inflow occlusion
New Codes – Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) /extracorporeal life support (ECLS)
33946 Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)/extracorporeal life support (ECLS) provided by physician; initiation, veno-venous
33947 ; initiation, veno-arterial
33948 ; daily management, each day, veno-venous
33949 ; daily management, each day, veno-arterial
33951 ; insertion of peripheral (arterial and/or venous) cannula(e), percutaneous, birth through 5 years of age (includes fluoroscopic guidance, when performed)
33952 ; … 6 years and older …
33953 ; insertion of peripheral (arterial and/or venous) cannula(e), open, birth through 5 years of age
33954 ; …6 years and older
33955 ; insertion of central cannula(e) by sternotomy or thoracotomy, birth through 5 years of age
33956 ;…6 years and older
33957 ;reposition peripheral (arterial and/or venous) cannula(e), percutaneous, birth through 5 years of age (includes fluoroscopic guidance, when performed)
33958 ;… 6 years and older …
33959 reposition peripheral (arterial and/or venous) cannula(e), open, birth through 5 years of age …
33962 ;… 6 years and older …
33963 ;reposition of central cannula(e) by sternotomy or thoracotomy, birth through 5 years of age …
33964 ;… 6 years and older …
33965 ;removal of peripheral (arterial and/or venous) cannula(e), percutaneous, birth through 5 years of age
33966 ;… 6 years and older
33969 ;removal of peripheral (arterial and/or venous) cannula(e), open, birth through 5 years of age
33984 ; … 6 years and older
33985 ; removal of central cannula(e) by sternotomy or thoracotomy, birth through 5 years of age
33986 ; … 6 years and older
33987 Arterial exposure with creation of graft conduit (eg, chimney graft) to facilitate arterial perfusion for ECMO/ECLS
33988 Insertion of left heart vent by thoracic incision (eg, sternotomy, thoracotomy) for ECMO/ECLS
33989 Removal of left heart vent by thoracic incision (eg, sternotomy, thoracotomy) for ECMO/ECLS
Deleted Codes- ECMO
33960 Prolonged extracorporeal circulation for cardiopulmonary insufficiency; initial day
33961 ; each subsequent day
36822 Insertion of cannula(s) for prolonged extracorporeal circulation for cardiopulmonary insufficiency (ECMO) (separate procedure)
Deleted Codes- Destruction of Vein
36469 Single or multiple injections of sclerosing solutions, spider veins (telangiectasia); face
Revised Codes – Stenting
37215 Transcatheter placement of intravascular stent(s), cervical carotid artery, percutaneous; with distal embolic protection
37216 ; without distal embolic protection
37217 Transcatheter placement of an intravascular stent(s), intrathoracic common carotid artery or innominate artery by retrograde treatment, via open ipsilateral cervical carotid artery exposure, including angioplasty, when performed, and radiological supervision flirten im internet erste mail and interpretation
37236 Transcatheter placement of an intravascular stent(s) (except lower extremity artery(s) for occlusive disease, cervical carotid, extracranial vertebral or intrathoracic carotid, intracranial, or coronary), open or percutaneous, including radiological supervision and interpretation and including all angioplasty within the same vessel, when performed; initial artery
37237 ; each additional artery (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)
New Code – Stenting
37218 Transcatheter placement of intravascular stent(s), intrathoracic common carotid artery or innominate artery, open or percutaneous antegrade approach, including angioplasty, when performed, and radiological supervision and interpretation


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Defibrillators help to prevent sudden death secondary to life threatening arrhythmias. They may provide a low-level shock or cardioversion for ventricular tachycardia, or a high level shock for ventricular fibrillation. The system consists of a generator placed in the subcutaneous tissues, and one or more leads. A right ventricular RV defibrillating lead is placed to provide electrical shocks. A right atrial RA lead may be inserted to allow for dual pacing.

A left ventricular LV may be placed in the coronary sinus for cardiac resynchronization therapy CRT or biventricular pacing single chamber icd implant cpt code patients with heart failure.

Leads usually are placed via a transvenous technique, but they may be implanted into the epicardium on the outside of heart during an open or endoscopic approach. Recently, subcutaneous defibrillators have been introduced with a lead placed in the subcutaneous tissues. This obviates the need for transvenous or epicardial leads. The subcutaneous system does not allow pacing as in a traditional transvenous system.

After insertion of a defibrillator, defibrillation threshold testing often is performed. The patient is sedated and placed into fibrillation to check the function of the implanted device.

The battery in the generator must be replaced over time. The leads are checked during the generator change. Leads may become displaced which requires repositioning or may be damaged or faulty which requires repair or replacement with a new lead. When an existing lead is not useable, it may be left in place and capped, or removed. Removal can be difficult and may require the use of laser energy. A complete code list with descriptions is single chamber icd implant cpt code the end of this article.

A year-old male has a documented cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation. Antibiotics are given and venography is performed to help guide venous access. A subclavicular pocket is created. The subclavian vein is accessed and three wires are placed.

A defibrillating lead is placed into the RV. Next, single chamber icd implant cpt code pacing lead is placed into the RA. Finally, the coronary sinus is cannulated and an LV lead is placed into the coronary sinus.

The generator is brought to the field where the three leads are connected to the generator. The patient is sedated and DFT testing is performed and found to be adequate. The incision is closed in layers. Do not code for routine venography during defibrillator placement. Fluoroscopy is included in the insertion. The defibrillator single chamber icd implant cpt code placed for ventricular fibrillation: The implantation was for secondary prevention of sudden death, which is covered per the Medicare National Coverage Determination.

Occasionally, there recalls for defibrillator leads and generators. The hospital may receive a replacement device at no cost or at a reduced cost. Your email address will not be published. Notify me of future comments by email.

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Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. Membership Membership Join Recognition Program. Hot Topics Toggle navigation. Revitalize your coding expertise with the latest in fibrillation advancements. Procedural Approaches and Techniques The system consists of a generator placed in the subcutaneous tissues, and one or more leads.

Insertion of a single transvenous new lead is reported with ; and for two new leads, report It is not used for revision of an existing pocket to accommodate a new generator. Turn to when the physician adds an LV lead at the time of a new generator placement. Report of an LV lead with Report removal and replacement of a generator e.

If DFT is performed at a later date i. Do not report a replacement generator code plus new lead insertion code. In this scenario, single chamber icd implant cpt code report for removal of single chamber icd implant cpt code existing depleted generator. Report DFT testing performed at a different date of service for a subcutaneous defibrillator with A Perfect Example A male has a documented cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation.

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