Respiratory

Respiratory Question for the Week of March 9, 2020

Respiratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

How do you bill for intrapulmonary percussive ventilation (IPV)?

Answer:

IPV should be reported with code 94640, the use of this code for IPV was clarified in a 2020 AMA Coding Communication. This coding guideline is specific to a pneumatic device that delivers a high-flow-rate burst of air and aerosol to the lungs.

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