AMA CPT® Assistant - 1996 Issue 3 (March)

Medicine, 94010-94799 (Q&A) (March 1996)

March 1996 page 10c Coding Consultation Medicine, 94010-94799 (Q&A) Question The instructions preceding the pulmonary medicine codes 94010-94799 state that they include laboratory procedures. If a patient's work-up includes spirometry testing in addition to arterial blood gas analysis, can I code these tests separately? AMA Comment The 94010-94799 series of codes describes diagnostic and therapeutic procedures performed in a pulmonary department or facility/pulmonary lab. In the notes, the term laboratory does not refer to the services performed that are reported using codes 80002-89399. If a patient's visit includes services from the pathology and lab series (80002-89399), as well...

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