Compliance Education Alert_Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

The Compliance Education Alert is designed to educate the reader on important compliance issues and provide additional resources. 

An Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) is an electronic device designed to diagnose and treat life-threatening ventricular tachyarrhythmias. The device consists of a pulse generator and electrodes for sensing and defibrillating.  This therapy has been shown in trials to improve survival and reduce sudden cardiac death in patients with certain clinical characteristics.  Section 20.4 of the Medicare National Coverage Determinations (NCD) Manual establishes conditions of coverage for ICDs.  Documentation to support NCD 20.4 Implantable Automatic Defibrillators must be present in the medical record.

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If you have any questions please contact UPMC Office of Ethics, Compliance & Audit Services  at 412-647-5774 or complianceaskus@upmc.edu.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 0.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    • 0.25 Patient Safety/Risk Management
  • 0.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
07/01/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2022

Suzanne Rinato, RN, BA, CPPS
Corporate Compliance Manager, UPMC Office of Ethics, Compliance and Audit Services
& Director, Compliance & Privacy, UPMC Central Pa Region
T 717-231-6364
PO Box 8700, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8700
rinatos@upmc.edu

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been designated for patient safety/risk management.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is .25 contact hours. 

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity. 

Available Credit

  • 0.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 0.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    • 0.25 Patient Safety/Risk Management
  • 0.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.25 Attendance
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