AMA CPT® Assistant - 2005 Issue 7 (July)

Medicine: 6-Minute Walk Test-Coding Clarification (July 2005)

July 2005 page 13a Coding Consultation:Questions and Answers 6-Minute Test, 94620 (Q&A) This coding clarification relates to a Q&A published in the March 2004 CPT Assistant that reads as follows: Question A physician performs a 6- minute walk test on a patient to assess oximetry, heart rate, dyspnea, and distance reached in 6 minutes. The physician analyzes the data and interprets the test results. If the physician does not perform a spirometry as a baseline for the procedure, is it still appropriate to report code 94620? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, code 94620, Pulmonary stress...

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