Device or No Device? Coding Impella/IABP External Ventricular Support and the Impact on MS-DRG Assignment



The Impella® device (2.5 and 5.0) provides percutaneous external ventricular support for high-risk patients who cannot undergo traditional open cardiovascular procedures in the inpatient hospital setting. Like intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABPs) that have been used for decades, these de....