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Thread: Dx Code for "Nearing" End of Life PPM

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    Default Dx Code for "Nearing" End of Life PPM

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    Is there a specific dx code that I can, or should, use for a "NEAR" end of life pacemaker check?

    There seems to be some confusion in our office and the only dx code I have been using is V53.31.

    Can someone please educate me on this?

    Thank you so much!

    Angela Chapman, CPC

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    Default "Nearing" End of Life PPM

    we use the 996.01 for ppm and 996.04 for icds
    hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKramer View Post
    we use the 996.01 for ppm and 996.04 for icds
    hope this helps
    Thank you so much for your input! I appreciate that very much!

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    You could use either code, V53.31 or 996.01. there are no guidelines stating how near end-of-life the battery should be to use V53.31 or v53.32.

    Hope this helps.

    Dolores, CCC-CPC

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