Billable Medical Code for Automatic Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator in Situ
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM V45.02
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM V45.02.
The Short Description Is: Status autm crd dfbrltr.
Defibrillator is also known as automatic implantable cardiac defibrillator, biventricular automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator present, biventricular implanted defibrillator normal function, cardiac defibrillator in situ, presence of AICD, presence of biventricular AICD, presence of biventricular implantable cardiac defibrillator, and presence of cardiac defibrillator.
Defibrillator Definition and Symptoms
A defibrillator is a medical device that is used to “jump start” a person’s heart using electrical shock. The different types of defibrillators are automated external defibrillator (AED) and sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Defibrillators are used for cardiac arrest, heart attacks, and if the heart stops working properly.