Respiratory Question for the Week of August 12, 2019

Respiratory Compliance Question of the Week


Can code 94150 be reported in addition to 94060?


Code 94150, vital capacity, total (separate procedure), measures vital capacity, a component of spirometry, without additional flow information or graphics, and is only reported when performed alone as a separate procedure. CMS continues to pay CPT code 94150 as an STV-packaged service under OPPS for 2019.

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