Compliance Education Alert_Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
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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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Sandeep K. Jain, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
University of Pittsburgh
Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology and the Center for Atrial Fibrillation
Suzanne Rinato, RN, BA, CPPS
Corporate Compliance Manager, UPMC Office of Ethics, Compliance and Audit Services
& Director, Compliance & Privacy, UPMC Central Pa Region
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