While speaking with doctors about EKG machines, I have found that doctors have many misconceptions not about reading EKGs, but about the EKG machines themselves. One of the main misconceptions involves EKG paper. For example, I hear many times a day that “I have an old Burdick EKG machine so I will buy a new Burdick so that my cases of paper will be utilized.”
Rarer, older Burdick EKG machines will not fit newer machines. EKG machines know to move the paper forward through a black mark or a hole in the EKG paper called a Q mark. These marks come in various sizes and are found in different places on the paper. I know this is more info than you ever wanted on EKG paper.
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The FAA accepts transmissions from the following EKG machines.
FAA EKG Transmission Support Line: 1-800-681-8687
Atria 3100, Atria 6100 – 405-954-1973 (MDD)
Schiller & Welch Allyn
AT-10 – 405-954-1971 (No Link)
Phillips Medical Systems/HP
M1700A XLi – 405-954-1975 (Rest MMO)
M1770A 200i – 405-954-1975
M1771A 200 – 405-954-1975
Pagewriter 300 Pi – 405-954-1975
GE Marquette Electronics
MAC 1000 – 405-954-1979 (async)
MAC 1200 – 405-954-1979
MAC 5000 – 405-954-1979
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The following common procedure terminology codes (CPT Codes) describe the various resting electrocardiograph procedures and the national average reimbursement amount.
Electrocardiography ICD-9 Codes
The following ICD-9 Codes support the medical necessity for the use of an electrocardiograph. They include, but are not limited to:
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