What is procedure code 33249?
Beside this, does CPT code 33249 require a modifier?
The Q0 modifier has been around for several years. If you have a MCR patient who is having an ICD implanted for the PRIMARY prevention of sudden cardiac death, then you append Q0 to 33249. It is only for MCR, not MCR replacements, and any claim without the modifier but with the required diagnosis will be denied.
Also, does Medicare cover ICD implant? Defibrillators. Medicare may cover an implantable automatic defibrillator if you've been diagnosed with heart failure. Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) pays if the surgery takes place in a hospital inpatient setting.
Herein, what is the CPT code for pacemaker insertion?
Note: Codes 33206-33208 include subcutaneous insertion of the pulse generator and transvenous placement of electrode[s]. Note: If temporary pacemaker is being used as a bridge (e.g., for a pacemaker-dependent patient) during permanent device implant procedure, use -59 to indicate distinct procedural service).
What is a QO modifier?
Modifier Q0. Investigational clinical service provided in a clinical research study that is in an approved clinical research study.