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NEW PFT CODE FOR 2012

Ldy Posted Wed 08th of February, 2012 20:45:41 PM

I'M LOOKING FOR THE CORRECT CODE FOR THE PFT FOR 2012 THAT REPLACE CODE 94240.
I'VE BEEN READING IT'S JUST ONE CODE BUT FROM A FEW OF THE ANSWERS ON HERE IT LOOKS LIKE 3-4 CODES COULD BE USED.
THX'S

SuperCoder Answered Thu 09th of February, 2012 16:12:05 PM

The CPT manual states "94240 has been deleted. To report thoracic gas volumes, see 94726, 94727." You can also get an idea of how the codes cross from the slides in the AMA presentation: http://www.ama-assn.org/resources/doc/cpt/08-2011-pulmonary-manaker.pdf. For example, see slide 15. (No need to say 2012 coding will depend on what the documentation supports.)

Regards,
Deborah Marsh, JD, MA, CPC, CHONC
The Coding Institute

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