What codes are included in the CPT codes for ventilation management?


In its January 2016 update, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) added the following information to chapter XI of the National Correct Coding Initiative Policy Manual for Medicare Services: “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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