Coding, Classification and Reimbursement

CardioMEMs CPT coding

  • 1.  CardioMEMs CPT coding

    Posted 11-07-2018 12:38
    I'm looking to connect with someone that is familiar with the CPT coding of CardioMEM insertion.  The codes have changed for 2019 and there is not information posted yet on the St. Jude website for coding of this starting January.  Thanks

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    Allison Evans, RHIA
    Coding Manager
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  • 2.  RE: CardioMEMs CPT coding

    Posted 11-08-2018 08:33
    I code cardiac cath procedures and am not aware of any new CPT code changes coming for CardioMEMs for 2019.  There are new codes for loop recorder implant and explant and insertion and removal of leadless pacemakers, but we haven't been made aware of anything regarding  CardioMEMs.  If anyone has more info on this I'd be interested to hear about any possible changes also.

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    Carol Lamoureux
    Coding Specialist
    University of Minnesota Physicians
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  • 3.  RE: CardioMEMs CPT coding

    Posted 11-09-2018 07:20
    I used to work at UMP years ago...small world.

    I contacted St. Jude Medical (now Abbott) which is the device company regarding this new CPT for January 2019 and asked if 33289 was to be reported for CardioMEMS insertion.  The rep there said that this code 33289 replaces the previous unlisted code and C9741 which was reported by the facility.  C9741 is also deleted for 2019 in the HCPCS files.

    New code:

    33289  Transcatheter implantation of wireless pulmonary artery pressure sensor for long-term hemodynamic monitoring, including deployment and calibration of the sensor, right heart catheterization, selective pulmonary catheterization, radiological supervision and interpretation, and pulmonary artery angiography, when performed

    Deleted code:

    C9741  Right heart catheterization with implantation of wireless pressure sensor in the pulmonary artery, including any type of measurement, angiography, imaging supervision, interpretation, and report

     



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    Allison Evans, RHIA
    Coding Manager
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  • 4.  RE: CardioMEMs CPT coding

    Posted 8 days ago
    See 2019 CPT book under code 33289 to see if this will describe it. ​

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    Bernice Connolly
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