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    Hi All

    I was hoping that someone might be able to help me out with coding an insertion of a temp pacer and the reposition the ventricular lead.

    The problem is this was done because the original pacer and lead malfunctioned.

    We are thinking that 33210-59 33249?

    If more information is needed please contact me. Could use any help.
    Thanks a bunch
    Delina Thomas-Nieforth, CPC, CPC-I

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    Hello, the temp pacer code 33210 is ok but the 33249 is for a ICD insert. You need to look at procedure 33215, repositioning of previous pacemaker or ICD electrode. Now, if this is a Left Ventricular lead then you would need to look at code 33226.

    Hope this helps!

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    Thanks so much for your help. The right wins....
    Delina Thomas-Nieforth, CPC, CPC-I

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