Billing Codes

PAS recommends the following billing codes: 

CPT Codes Description of codes for services greater than 48 hours
0295T External electrocardiographic recording for more than 48 hours up to 21 days by continuous rhythm recording and storage; includes recording, scanning analysis with report, review and interpretation by a physician or other qualified healthcare professional.
CPT Codes Description of codes for services up to 48 hours
93224 External electrocardiographic rhythm recording for up to 48 hours by continuous original rhythm recording and storage; includes recording, scanning analysis with report, review and interpretation by a physician or other qualified healthcare professional.

Additional billing codes:

CPT Codes Description of codes for services up to 48 hours
93225 Recording; includes connection, recording and disconnection.
93226 Scanning analysis with report.
93227 Review and interpretation; DO NOT report 93224 in conjunction with 93225, 93226 or 93227.
CPT Codes Description of codes for services greater than 48 hours
0296T Recording; includes connection, recording and disconnection.
0297T Scanning analysis with report.
0298T Review and interpretation; DO NOT report 0295T in conjunction with 0296T, 0297T or 0298T.

Please note:

  • Wearable electrocardiographic rhythm derived monitoring codes, 93224-93227, are reserved for recording up to 48 hours. External electrocardiographic rhythm recording for a period of more than 48 hours, up to 21 days, should be reported with CPT Category III codes 0295T-0298T.
  • Services 0296T and 0297T have been grouped to APC code 0099; report CPT code 0297T once, for monitoring, in addition to 0296T once, for hookup.

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CPT Disclaimer: Applicable FARS/DFARS restrictions apply to government use. Fee schedules, relative value units, conversion factors and/or related components are not assigned by the AMA, are not part of CPT and the AMA is not recommending their use. The AMA does not directly or indirectly practice medicine or dispense medical services. The AMA assumes no liability for data contained or not contained herein.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this document is provided for informational purposes only and represents no statement, promise or guarantee concerning levels of reimbursement, payment or charges. PAS makes no representation or warranty regarding this information or its completeness, accuracy, timeliness or applicability with a particular patient. PAS encourages providers to submit accurate and appropriate claims for services. Laws, regulations and payer policies concerning reimbursement are complex and change frequently. Providers are responsible for making appropriate decisions relating to coding and reimbursement submissions

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