AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 2 (February)

Medicine, 94060, 94760 (Q&A) (February 1997)

February 1997 page 10d Coding Consultation Medicine, 94060, 94760 (Q&A) Question My office has been denied payment when I bill for pulse oximetry (94760) at the same time I perform spirometry pre and post bronchodilator (94060). I think they are separate procedures. What is the correct answer? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, CPT code 94760, noninvasive ear or pulse oximetry for oxygen saturation; single determination, is not included in CPT code 94060. Therefore, it would be appropriate to report both codes as they are separate and distinct procedures. Medicine, 94060, 94760 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 1997...

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