What is the CPT code for Watchman procedure?

Current procedural terminology (CPT) code 33340 is used to bill for the procedure to place the WATCHMAN device.

What is the CPT code for removal of left atrial appendage?

Effective October 1, 2008, code 37.36 has been created for the excision or destruction of the left atrial appendage (LAA).

What is an atrial appendage clip?

The AtriClip is a device that closes around the outside of your left atrial appendage to prevent blood flow there. We will need to perform open-heart surgery to insert the AtriClip. We will put you to sleep under general anesthesia much like we do for the Watchman procedure.

What is the CPT code for a lariat procedure?

Submit claims for all other LAA devices (e.g., Amplatzer cardiac plug, Amulet, AtriClip device, Lariat Snare device; this is not an all-inclusive list) using CPT code 33999. A concise description of the service is required, although the service will not be covered.

What is a watchman procedure?

The WATCHMAN Device is implanted inside the LAA. By closing off the left atrial appendage, blood clots that form within the LAA are prevented from entering the bloodstream. The WATCHMAN device has been shown in clinical trials to provide comparable effectiveness in stroke prevention to warfarin.

What is procedure code 93312?

CPT® Code 93312 in section: Echocardiography, transesophageal, real-time with image documentation (2D) (with or without M-mode recording)

What is the CPT code for atrial appendage ligation?

For anything other than thrombus removal, append the -22 modifier to the main procedure or use the unlisted code, 33999, to report the atrial appendage procedure.

Does every heart have a left atrial appendage?

While everyone has an LAA, the size and anatomy varies, as do the issues it can cause. The LAA sits off the to side of the pulmonary arteries that bring in blood from the lungs, and its position can cause blood to pool there instead of flowing into the left ventricle of your heart.

What is the purpose of the atrial appendage?

The physiological properties and anatomical relations of the LAA render it ideally suited to function as a decompression chamber during left ventricular systole and during other periods when left atrial pressure is high.

What is the CPT code for atrial fibrillation ablation?

The CPT® section notes state, “Code 93656 is a primary code for reporting treatment of atrial fibrillation by ablation to achieve complete pulmonary vein electrical isolation.” (emphasis added).

Who performs Watchman procedure?

WARNINGS. Implantation of the WATCHMAN FLX Device should only be performed by interventional cardiologists and/ or electrophysiologists who are trained in percutaneous and transseptal procedures and who have completed the WATCHMAN FLX Physician Training program.