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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