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Programming & reprogramming of pacemaker

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    We have a question.....If the patient has a dual chamber pacemaker and only one side is being reprogrammed and the other side not, how would you code for this? Would it be 93289 & 93281 w/mod 59? Any feedbak would be greatly appreciated!

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    Which does your patient have? ICD or PM?

    CPT 93289 is for an ICD (defibrillator)
    Interrogation device evaluation (in person) with physician analysis, review and report, includes connection, recording and disconnection per patient encounter; single, dual, or multiple lead implantable cardioverter-defibrillator system, including analysis of heart rhythm derived data elements

    CPT 93281 is for a PM (pacemaker)
    Programming device evaluation (in person) with iterative adjustment of the implantable device to test the function of the device and select optimal permanent programmed values with physician analysis, review and report; multiple lead pacemaker system

    If the patient actually has a dual-lead PM, I can't imagine the physician/tech is going to eval/test only one lead and not eval/test the other lead. You might double-check what is really being done
    Last edited by sbicknell; 05-25-2010 at 05:18 PM.

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