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For the Week of July 27, 2015

Question:

What codes should be reported on professional Medicare claims for the new coverage of implanted permanent cardiac pacemakers (single or dual) you mentioned in last’s week Q&A?

Answer:

According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in MM9078, the following codes should be used for professional claims with dates of service on or after August 13, 2013.

33206 Insertion or replacement of permanent pacemaker with transvenous electrode(s); atrial
33207 ventricular
33208 atrial and ventricular.

Note too that the claim must contain at least one of the designated diagnosis codes in addition to the -KX modifier

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