Defibrillation Leads

Reimbursement & Coding

Abbott offers coding and reimbursement resources for Abbott cardiac rhythm management (CRM) devices, including resources relevant to the Durata™ defibrillation lead.

Coding Guides & Resources

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 (ICDs), 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.

Health Economic Summit Episode 1 - Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

This program is a one-hour webcast facilitated by cardiologist Dr. John Rogers. Economic and product specific topics related to CRT will be addressed including patient outcomes, Medicare reimbursement, and the economics of heart failure.

Manuals & Resources

Cardiovascular Products

Customer Service

HE&R Disclaimer

This document 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 is not intended to and does not constitute a representation or guarantee of reimbursement, payment, or charge, or that reimbursement or other payment will be received. It is not intended to increase or maximize payment by any payer. Similarly, nothing in this document should be viewed as instructions for selecting any particular code, and Abbott does not advocate or warrant the appropriateness of the use of any particular code. The ultimate responsibility for coding and obtaining payment/reimbursement remains with the customer. This includes the responsibility for accuracy and veracity of all coding and 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, coding, or reimbursement specialist for any questions related to coding, billing, reimbursement or any related issues. This update reproduces information for reference purposes only. It is not provided or authorized for marketing use.

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