AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 9 (September)

Coding Communication: Manual and Mechanical Chest Wall Manipulation (Codes 94640, 94664, 94667, and 94668) (September 2010)

September 2010 page 3 Coding Communication: Manual and Mechanical Chest Wall Manipulation (Codes 94640, 94664, 94667, and 94668) We were asked to clarify the reporting of manual techniques and/or mechanical devices used in the performance of bronchial therapy techniques. Specifically, one of the issues is whether it is appropriate to use CPT code 94667, Manipulation chest wall, such as cupping, percussing, and vibration to facilitate lung function; initial demonstration and/or evaluation, and code 94668, Manipulation chest wall, such as cupping, percussing, and vibration to facilitate lung function; subsequent, when a mechanical device, such as a high-frequency chest wall oscillator...

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