AMA CPT® Assistant - 2002 Issue 8 (August)

Medicine Section (August 2002)

August 2002 page 10b Coding Consultation:Medicine Section Medicine, 93015-93017, 94621 (Q&A) Question Can cardiovascular stress testing (93015-93017) be reported separately, in addition to code 94621, Pulmonary stress testing; complex (including measurements of CO2 production, O2 uptake, and electrocardiographic recordings)? AMA Comment Complex pulmonary stress testing measures the integration of cardiac and pulmonary function. Cardiovascular stress testing is performed to determine cardiac function. The data obtained from the cardiovascular stress test is used in the measurement of the integration of cardiac and pulmonary function. Therefore, cardiovascular stress testing is considered an inclusive component of code 94621. Codes from the...

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