Lynn Posted Thu 08th of December, 2016 04:11:27 AM
PLEASE ADVISE HOW TO CODE THIS REMOVAL AND PLACEMENT OF PACEMAKER
1. Placement of pacemaker generator in atrial and ventricular leads via redo left thoracotomy.
2. Removal of infected pacemaker and pacemaker leads via subxiphoid incision.
SuperCoder Answered Fri 09th of December, 2016 04:43:34 AM
Hi, thank you for your question. Please share some details of the procedure performed for us to assist with the most appropriate codes. Thank you.
Lynn Posted Fri 09th of December, 2016 05:20:52 AM
sorry this is all the detail I have right now--I did provide both of the
approaches in my question. Thanks
SuperCoder Answered Wed 14th of December, 2016 00:03:10 AM
Hi, sorry for the delay. As per limited documentation provided, CPT 33228 seems to be the only appropriate code. Thank you.