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Temp. Pacer Removal

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    Default Temp. Pacer Removal
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    Hello - Can someone please tell me or guide me to documentation stating that a temp. pacer removal is not coded? I see lots of input stating that it is not to be coded, but no references as to how this decision was made and I am not having any luck finding documentation anywhere. Your help is GREATLY appreciated!!!

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    I don't think you may find anything. I've never had luck anyway. The code description states "temporary". It is assumed it is going to be removed as well and I think the work of that is included.

    Jessica CPC, CCC

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    CPT Assistant June 2000 Vol 10 issue 6 Intracardiac Electrophysiology Update—Part 1 of 2
    Table of Intracardiac Electrophysiologic Reporting—At a Glance

    Under removal it states "Do not report." and "Included in 33210".

    Hope this helps!

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