That is weird and very frustrating, I'm sure. I wonder if CPT made a mistake? When I look at NCCI, it does not show codes for 33227-33229 to be bundled with 33225. I guess it's a possibility they did not consider that scenario. I'm not on Encoder but our edit system is allowing them to be billed.Unfortunately, the verbage in CPT that goes with 33225 listing the codes it can be billed with don't include the new generator change codes. Encoder Pro also does not allow them to be billed together. That's my problem.
33230 doesn't cover the removal though. Thanks anyway. We're going to try billing the new generator change only codes with 33225 and wait to see if they get denied.I have heard a rumor that a CPT Assistant is coming out so stay tuned. It seems to be an error that they did not add 33262-33264 to the 33225. However, the CPT Errata has already been issued and this is not in there. An alternative would be to bill 33230 with 33225. The RVU's are almost identical and it should pass all the edits. Just a thought.
David Davis, CPC, CPC-H, CCC
Same with 33224, it can be billed as well. This you would use if attaching to previously placed generator ot defilrillator.
Kris Felty, CPC, CCC, CCVTC