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Liz Posted Tue 17th of November, 2009 20:37:52 PM

What is the correct coding for PFT's. My Pulmonary clinic is coding 94010. I think that this is for spirometry only.

SuperCoder Answered Wed 18th of November, 2009 06:32:35 AM

Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) can measure the patient’s lung volumes, airflow, compliance, gas transfer, and other physiologic parameters. If the pulmonologist performs simple spirometry which graphs the vital capacity and expiratory flow or if the flow volume loop (FVL) is not complete use 94010.

If an FVL is measured without bronchodilator administration, use 94375 (Respiratory flow volume loop). If the physician performs spirometry pre- and postbronchodilator administration, use 94060.

Marilyn Answered Tue 02nd of November, 2010 17:18:24 PM

WHEN BILLING '94060' CAN I ALSO BIL CODE '94200, 94640,94664'?

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