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Pay-per-view: Device-to-procedure edit reinstated, new codes added

APCs Insider, August 24, 2012

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HCPCS code C1882 (cardioverter-defibrillator, other than single or dual chamber [implantable]) will once again meet the criteria to override the device-to-procedure edit for CPT® code 33249 (insertion or replacement of permanent pacing cardioverter-defibrillator system with transvenous lead[s], single or dual chamber).

CMS instituted two types of edits for procedures requiring devices: the device-to-procedure edits and the procedure-to-device edits. In a nutshell, the claim must include codes for both the procedure and the device, says Dave Fee, MBA, product marketing manager of outpatient products at 3M Health Information Systems in Murray, Utah.

Continue reading “Device-to-procedure edit reinstated, new codes added” on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the August issue.

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