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Journal of Medical Practice Management


Nancy Maguire
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Posted: Jul 15 2009, 12:13 PM
Hello, Please clear this up for me, here is my would you code for a removal of old dual-chamber pacemaker pulse generator---revision of pacemaker pocket...implantaion of new single chamber ventricular pacemaker pulse generator...... it was coded as 33212, 33222, 33233 is this correct? Isn't 33222 a bundled component of 33233 and a bundled component of 33212? What codes should be used?? Thanks!

Posted: Jul 15 2009, 12:47 PM
this is a bundled procedure when performed with 33233 and the indicator is 0 which means you cannot bypass this edit. Is not separately paid.

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