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ICD 10 Coding Alert

Cardiology:
Shift V45.01 and V45.02 To New Z Codes on Oct. 1, 2014

Don’t expect to see pacemaker and AICD codes grouped the same in ICD-9 and ICD-10. When you need to indicate the presence of a pacemaker or automatic implantable cardiac defibrillator (AICD), without need for care, you’ll have to get used to turning to Z codes when ICD-10 is implemented. Here are the options you’ll use. ICD-9-CM Codes V45.01, Cardiac device [...]