Respiratory Question for the Week of August 19, 2019

Respiratory Compliance Question of the Week


How was code 94620 replaced?


In 2018, CPT code 94620 was deleted and replaced with two new codes—94617 and 94618—to distinguish the six-minute walk and pre-and post-exercise spirometry components of this service.

94617 Exercise test for bronchospasm, including pre- and post-spirometry, electrocardiographic recording(s), and pulse oximetry
94618 Pulmonary stress testing (e.g., 6-minute walk test), including measurement of heart rate,oximetry, and oxygen titration, when performed

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