Why Should I be Doing Spirometry Testing?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Facts:
|Shortness of Breath||786.05|
|Pre-operative Respiratory Exam||V72.82**|
|History of Tobacco Use||V15.82**|
|Bronchitis due to chemical fumes or vapor||506.x|
|Special screening for other and unspecified respiratory conditions||V81.4|
|Encounter for therapeutic drug monitoring||V58.|
* Codes should always be assigned to the highest level of specificity
** Should not be assigned as principal diagnosis
|94010||Spirometry, including graphic record, total and timed vital capacity, expiratory flow rate measurement(s), with or without maximal voluntary ventilation||$33.00|
|94014||Patient intiated spirometric recording per 30 day period of time; includes reinforced education, transmission of spirometric tracing, data capture, analysis of transmitted data, periodic recalibration and physician review and
|94015||Patient recorded spirometry; Recording (includes hook-up, reinforced edication, data transmission, data capture, trend analysis, and periodic recalibration)||$23.00|
|94016||Patient recorded Spirometry; Physician review and interpretation only||$25.00|
|94060*||Bronchospasm evaluation: spirometry as in 94010, before and afater bronchodilator (aerosol or
|94200||Maximum breathing capacity, maximal voluntary ventilation||$22.00|
|94375*||Respiratory flow volume loop||$37.00|
|94620||Pulmonary stress testing; simple (eg, prolonged exercise test with pre- and post-spirometry)||$65|
* Codes most commonly used in primary care
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Spirometry and Reimbursement
Who to Test
Spirometry should be performed on all people 45 or older who currently smoke, are former smokers, or who are regularly exposed to environmental tobacco smoking or workplace irritants such as grain dust or cotton fibers. Testing should also be done in anyone with chronic cough, excess mucious, dyspnea on exertion or wheeze. In addition, anyone with a family history of emphysema or chronic bronchitis should have a spirometric test as a part of their database.¹
Spirometry is essential to the diagnosis and management of asthma. The Expert Panel recommends that a spirometry test be done at the initial assessment, after treatment has stabilized and at least every 1-2 years when asthma is stable, more often when asthma is unstable or at another time the clinician believes it is needed.²
including graphic record, total and timed vital capacity, expiratory
flow rate measurement(s), with or without maximal voluntary ventilation.
flow volume loop
evaluations: spirometry as in 94010, before and after bronchodilator
(aerosol or parental)
Return on Investment³
¹ National Lung Health Education Program
² National Asthma Education and Prevention Program
³ Based on Average Reimbursement of $41.00
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