Coding Tip: Pacemaker/AICD Status vs. Management

by | Jun 20, 2016 | Coding Tips, Education, ICD-10 | 0 comments

Kim Carrier
RHIT, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P

Director of Coding Quality Assurance
AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

ICD-10-CM code Z95.0 is used to report the presence of a cardiac pacemaker without current complications.

If the device is interrogated, code Z45.018 would be reported as it is no longer just the presence of the device but attention to the device.

ICD-10-CM code Z95.810 is used to report the presence of an AICD without current complications.

If the device is interrogated, code Z45.02 would be reported as it is no longer just the presence of the device but attention to the device.

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