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Coding, Coverage, and Reimbursement Resources

Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure

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Coding Resource

Medtronic provides medical coding resources related to Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure (CRHF) products and procedures to help facilitate appropriate medical billing and coding practices for service provided. 

CMS C-code Requirements

Effective January 1, 2005, CMS began requiring hospitals to bill appropriate C-codes for all device-dependent Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs). If a hospital outpatient bill includes a device-related CPT/HCPCS II procedure code but the C code for the associated device is not present, the claim is edited and returned to the hospital. Furthermore, if a C code is billed without the appropriate procedure code, the claim will be returned.

For most C-codes, the hospital does not receive additional reimbursement for devices. The C-codes are required because CMS is collecting charge data for these devices for use in setting future reimbursement rates.

Coding Reference Guides

Reveal® Reimbursement Guide and Tip Card

Reveal® Reimbursement Guide (PDF, 173 KB)
This booklet presents reimbursement information for Reveal XT and Reveal DX Insertable Cardiac Monitors. 4 pages.

Reveal XT™ Tip Card (PDF, 230 KB)
This tip card contains indications, guidelines, clinical evidence, and coding overview for diagnosing suspected arrhythmias. 2 pages.

2016 Catheter Ablation Reimbursement Guide effective January 2016

2016 Catheter Ablation Reimbursement Guide effective January 2016 (PDF, 1.3 MB)
This guide provides coding information related to Catheter Ablation procedures for inpatient and outpatient hospitals and physicians. 8 pages.

Reimbursement Guide for ICD Implants

Reimbursement Guide for ICD Implants (PDF, 887 KB)
This guide has been developed to assist you in seeking coverage and payment for ICD and CRT-D therapies. It also provides hospital and physician coding information and some answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs). 24 Pages.

Diagnosis Coding for Cryptogenic Stroke

Diagnosis Coding for Cryptogenic Stroke (PDF, 123 KB)
This document contains guidance on diagnosis coding for Cryptogenic Stroke.

Frequently Asked Questions

LINQ Implant & Monitoring FAQ (PDF, 648 KB)
This booklet provides responses to frequently asked questions for Reveal LINQ™ implants and monitoring. 17 pages.

LINQ Monitoring FAQ (PDF, 303 KB)
This booklet provides responses to frequently asked questions for Reveal LINQ™ monitoring. 10 pages.

Core Devices Implant & Monitoring FAQ (PDF, 910 KB)
This booklet provides responses to frequently asked questions for Core (Pacemakers, ICDs, etc.) CRHF implants and monitoring. 31 pages.

Core Devices FAQ (PDF, 299 KB)
This booklet provides responses to frequently asked questions for Core (Pacemaker, ICDs, etc.) monitoring. 16 pages.

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