The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) codes (based on the American Medical Association’s Current Procedural Terminology – CPT) as defined below are the most common used to describe spirometry and other procedures performed with the Vitalograph spirometers and other devices.
Spirometry Complete includes graphic record total and timed vital capacity, expiratory flow rate measurement(s) with or without maximal voluntary ventilation
Vitalograph Devices Applicable: Pneumotrac with Spirotrac V; Pneumotrac with ComPAS; Compact Expert; Alpha Touch; In2itive; Alpha; Micro
Bronchodilation Responsiveness spirometry as in 94010, pre- and post bronchodilator or exercise. Spirometry, often referred to as pre/post spirometry, before and after bronchodilator (aerosol) for the purpose of bronchospasm evaluation. This procedure is the same as 94010 with the addition of nebulizer or MDI treatment delivering a bronchodilator and subsequent repeat of spirometry to measure efficacy of treatment. Post spirometry should be performed at least 10 minutes after bronchodilator treatment is completed to give bronchodilator time to reach maximum effectiveness. Cannot be billed at the same visit as 94010.
Pneumotrac with Spirotrac V; Pneumotrac with ComPAS; Compact Expert; Alpha Touch; In2itive; Alpha; Micro
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**Under Medicare, CPT codes 99453 and 99454 are both practice-expense-only codes. Practice expense is the portion of the resources used in furnishing a service that reflects the general categories of physician and practitioner expenses, such as office rent and personnel wages. There is no physician time or work built into these codes.
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