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Dx code for an ICD shock.

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    Here's one for you. Is there a dx code if an implantible cardioverter defibrillator works as it should and shocks its person? I have the code if their is a mechanical failure of the ICD (996.04), but what if it is working correctly? The report states "the patient's ICD went off and shocked him 3 times, most likely it was just secondary to ventricular arrhythmia".
    If anyone could point me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLSJarrel View Post
    Here's one for you. Is there a dx code if an implantible cardioverter defibrillator works as it should and shocks its person? I have the code if their is a mechanical failure of the ICD (996.04), but what if it is working correctly? The report states "the patient's ICD went off and shocked him 3 times, most likely it was just secondary to ventricular arrhythmia".
    If anyone could point me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
    In my opinion since it went off appropriately I would use the ventricular arrhythmia as the dx.

    Jessica CPC, CCC

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    Thanks for your help. That's what I was hoping we could use, just wasn't sure because of the most likely.

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