temporary pacemaker removal

schmsuz

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Is there a cpt code for temporary pacemaker removal? Is 33234 for permanent pacemaker only? This patient had a temp pm inserted 10 weeks prior to the removal. It is the same physician doing the removal that did the insertion. Thank you!
 

Jim Pawloski

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Is there a cpt code for temporary pacemaker removal? Is 33234 for permanent pacemaker only? This patient had a temp pm inserted 10 weeks prior to the removal. It is the same physician doing the removal that did the insertion. Thank you!

The pacemaker removal is not billable, and you will bill 32206 to 32208 for the pacemaker insertion.

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Jim Pawloski, CIRCC
 

schmsuz

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This patient didn't have a permanent pacemaker inserted....he just had the temporary pm removed. Is this still a nonbillable service? Thank you!
 
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