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Report 33274 for Permanent Leadless Pacemaker Insertion

Question: The cardiologist makes an incision into the patient’s femoral vein and inserts a catheter up through the circulation into the right ventricle of the heart. He then inserts an initial permanent leadless pacemaker through the catheter into the ventricle. Finally, he removes the catheter. Which CPT® code should we report for this scenario? Florida Subscriber Answer: You would report [...]