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    93318 bundles into lead extraction codes. When is it appropriate to unbundle this?

    Jennifer Crowell, CPC, CCC, CEMC
    Spokane Cardiology

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    grand canyon(PHX)
    Cool what is the DX

    Ok so I have been raking my brain trying to think why A) it is bundled and B) what an appropriate scenario that would justify the TEE

    I believe that under normal circumstance you would not need a TEE to remove leads but if you had a physiological reason for needing to monitor heart function that that would probably work

    Do you have a reason why they used the TEE at the time of extraction?
    Robert A Kiesecker CPC CCC CPC-I

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    grand canyon(PHX)
    also how many lead are you removing and replacing and is it a ICD or a pacemaker
    Robert A Kiesecker CPC CCC CPC-I

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