Revision of Two Transvenous Leads

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Should code 33215 be billed twice when the physician repositions both the right atrial and right ventricular lead at the same setting? The code description reads Repositioning of previously implanted transvenous pacemaker or pacing cardioverter-defibrillator (right atrial or right ventricular) electrode. However, the instructional notations for Pacemaker or Pacing Cardioverter-Defibrillator reads Repositioning of a pacemaker electrode, pacing cardioverter-defibrillator electrode(s), or a left ventricular pacing electrode is reported using 33215 or 33226, as appropriate. In the code description it has a singular electrode. In the instructional notes it states electrode(s).

Question ID: 6038
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