Does pacer placement resolve the condition

mjb5019

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I was recently told that when a pacer is placed for a condition such as atrial fib, you no longer code the Afib, it is if it has resolved. I have always thought of pacers as "pills". If you stop taking the pill, the condition would return you code the condition as current. I think of pacers the same way- if the pacer was turned off, the A fib would return.......

Thought I would ask the experts. Anybody got access to Coding Clinic?
 

Cyndi113

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No, the PPM does not resolve the condition. It only assists with management of the condition. If you take it out, the condition is still there.
 
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