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Cardiology Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Solve This Programming Device Evaluation Mystery

Question: The cardiologist performed a face-to-face evaluation, and then he optimally adjusted the existing parameters of an already implanted dual lead pacemaker system. He changed various operating functions of the system that sense and regulate the heart’s rhythm within the two heart chambers. Which CPT® code should we report for this service? Maine Subscriber Answer: You should report 93280 (Programming device evaluation (in [...]