Fortify Assura

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

Reimbursement & Coding

The following resources cover coding and reimbursement information relevant to the Fortify Assura ICD. Access coding and C-code guides, Medicare and Medicaid coverage information and webinars discussing reimbursement related to cardiac rhythm management.

Coding Guides & C-codes

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)


2019/2020 Reimbursement Update: Cardiac Rhythm Management

This one-hour webcast addresses coding, payment and national coverage indications for Pacemakers, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT-P/CRT-D). It provides an overview of payment under Medicare’s FY 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Medicare’s FY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) payment system. The program also includes common patient scenarios and how to appropriately report to Medicare.

Clinical Experiences with Remote Monitoring: Guidance for Patient-Centric Care and Clinic Reimbursement

Remote monitoring is critical to ensure appropriate follow-up care for patients implanted with an Abbott cardiac device. This one-hour webcast provides an educational review of remote monitoring for patients with implanted pacemakers, cardiac resynchronization therapy devices, implantable cardioverter defibrillators and implantable cardiac monitors.

Manuals & Technical Resources

Manuals & Technical Resources

Order Cardiovascular Products

Cardiovascular Products

Customer Service

Customer Service

*Disclaimer: This webpage and the information contained herein is for general information purposes only and is not intended, and does not constitute, legal reimbursement, business, clinical or other advice. Furthermore, it does not constitute a representation or guarantee of reimbursement, and it is not intended to increase or maximize payment by any payer. Nothing in this document should be construed as a guarantee by Abbott regarding reimbursement or payment amounts, or that reimbursement or other payment will be received. The ultimate responsibility for obtaining payment/reimbursement remains with the customer. This includes the responsibility for accuracy and veracity of all claims submitted to third-party payers. In addition, the customer should note that laws, regulations, and coverage policies are complex and are updated frequently, and, therefore, the customer should check with its local carriers or intermediaries often and should consult with legal counsel or a financial or reimbursement specialist for any questions related to billing, reimbursement or any related issue. This information does not guarantee coverage or payment at any specific level, and Abbott does not advocate or warrant the appropriateness of the use of any particular code. This update reproduces information for reference purposes only. It is not provided or authorized for marketing use.

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