For the Week of October 20, 2014
We upgraded a dual-chamber ICD to a B-V with new lead. What would we code?
You would assign the following codes:
|+33225||Insertion of pacing electrode, cardiac venous system, for left ventricular pacing, at time of insertion of pacing cardioverter-defibrillator or pacemaker pulse generator (e.g., for upgrade to dual chamber system) (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)|
|33264||Removal of pacing cardioverter-defibrillator pulse generator with replacement of pacing cardioverter-defibrillator pulse generator; multiple lead system|
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