Coding, Classification and Reimbursement

Temporary pacemaker insertion

  • 1.  Temporary pacemaker insertion

    Posted 01-09-2019 14:58
    I have a question regarding placement of a temporary pacemaker wire with PTCA and drug eluting stent of right coronary artery  that was continued at the end of the case due to persistent heart block to maintain heart rate.
    Normally  this is included with emergent heart Cath.
    How can I correctly capture this circumstance?  Would 33210 - 59 be correct?
    Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

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    Joanne Bunney
    Coding/Abstracting Specialist
    Campbell County Memorial Hospital
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