Respiratory

Respiratory Question for the Week of August 19, 2019

Respiratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

How was code 94620 replaced?

Answer:

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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