R701 or R702 are eligible for payment only for paracorporeal devices inserted for less than 14 days.
Despite payment rule #1, R701 is also eligible for payment in addition to R703 or R704 when a right ventricular assist device is inserted to support a left ventricular assist device, regardless of the duration of insertion of the right ventricular assist device.
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenator procedures do not constitute R701, R702, R703 or R704.
If a ventricular assist device is replaced, both the appropriate removal and insertion fee codes are eligible for payment.
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenator procedures are eligible for payment as Z788.