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Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Devices

Click to record if patient has had a device implanted in last year, eg pacemaker, implantable converting defibrillator (ICD) or cardiac re-synchronisation therapy (CRT).

Coding guidance:

79375 (Implantation of internal cardiac defibrillator) for an ICD implant.

79377 (Implantation of single chamber cardiac pacemaker system) for a basic pacemaker for bradycardia/heart block.

79379 (Implantation of biventricular cardiac pacemaker system) for CRT.

NOTE: If CRT-D implanted (CRT + a defibrillator) please ensure 79375((Implantation of internal cardiac defibrillator)) coded as well as 79379 (Implantation of biventricular cardiac pacemaker system) – this is very important for end of life care.

Patients with historic implantation of these devices should also be READ coded if not already recorded.

Click to record if patient has had a device implanted in last year, eg pacemaker, implantable converting defibrillator (ICD) or cardiac re-synchronisation therapy (CRT).

Coding guidance:

Use 79375 (Implantation of internal cardiac defibrillator) for an ICD implant.
Use 79377 (Implantation of single chamber cardiac pacemaker system) for a basic pacemaker for bradycardia/heart block.
Use 79379 (Implantation of biventricular cardiac pacemaker system) for CRT.

NB: If CRT-D implanted (CRT + a defibrillator) please ensure 79375 (Implantation of internal cardiac defibrillator) coded as well as 79379 (Implantation of biventricular cardiac pacemaker system) – this is very important for end of life care.

Patients with historic implantation of these devices should also be READ coded if not already recorded.

Last Updated: 06 February 2015