Question:

What is included in code 94002 for ventilation management? 

Answer:

According to a new entry in the National Correct Coding Initiative Manual that takes effect on January 1, 2016, practitioner ventilation management (e.g., CPT codes 94002–94005, 94660, 94662) and critical care (e.g., CPT codes 99291, 99292, 99466–99486) include respiratory flow volume loop (CPT code 94375), breathing response to carbon dioxide (CPT code 94400), and breathing response to hypoxia (CPT code 94450) testing if performed.

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