A new CMS National Coverage Decision for pacemakers begins today. Here are the specifics.
If your patient is getting a pacemaker for atrial fibrillation or other "ineffective atrial contractions" with symptomatic bradycardia, be very sure to document the "non-reversible" nature of the symptomatic bradycardia in your note and have your billing staff consider adding a "KX" modifier to the claim line(s).
Remember, most regulators look at codes, not notes.
Just sayin' -