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Six Minute Walk Test in a Case of Pulmonary Hypertension

Question: What CPT® code should I use for a six-minute walk test for a patient who has been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension? Maine Subscriber Answer: With the correct supporting documentation, most six-minute walk tests can be coded as 94620 (Pulmonary stress testing; simple [e.g., 6-minute walk test, prolonged exercise test for bronchospasm with pre- and post-spirometry and oximetry]). This is a test [...]