Getting Paid: 2012 CPT Code Changes …

With 2012 a full month old most experts are now up to speed on the 2012 CPT changes in the various specialties. AAPC director of education, Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC recently talked with the blog Getting Paid about the CPT changes related to pacemakers and cardioverter-defibillators.

“One noteworthy new guideline pertains to the removal of a pacemaker or ICD. When a physician removes either of these devices without replacing them, coders should report either 33233 or 33241,” she stated.

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