We explanted the dual-system permanent pacemaker and then we implanted two new leads and attached them to the existing pacemaker on the other side of the chest. I can’t find one CPT code that captures what we did. Can you offer me insight into how you would code this?
There isn’t one code that covers this procedure. As with many of the pacemaker/ICD procedures, it takes multiple codes to cover what was done. In this case, you would report the following:
|33222||Relocation of skin pocket for pacemaker|
|33235||Removal of transvenous pacemaker electrode(s); dual lead system|
|33217||Insertion of 2 transvenous electrodes, permanent pacemaker or implantable defibrillator|