Pacemaker moved from the left to right side

May 22, 2017

Question:

My physician moved a patient's entire pacemaker implant from the left side to the right for chemotherapy purposes. He wants me to bill the removal of the leads (33234) and insertion of a device (33207). Would this be the correct coding for what he did? Since he moved the entire implant to the other side of the body, I am tempted to use the repositioning code (33215) and not the new and replaced pacemaker code, but I am still unsure. 

Question ID: 9285
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