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ICD 10 Coding Alert

Cardiology:
I49.3 Gives Ventricular Premature Beats Their Own Code in 2014

Term swap: ICD-10 uses ‘depolarization’ instead of ‘beats.’ A quick search of payer policies reveals the codes for premature beats support medical necessity for myocardial perfusion imaging, cardiac catheterization, event monitors, stress tests, and more. In your preparations for ICD-10, pay attention to two key premature beat coding changes to ensure clear sailing for your claims. ICD-9-CM Codes: 427.60, Premature [...]

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