Question:

Is there a CPT® code for oxygen?

Answer:

There is no CPT code for oxygen. Bill it with the revenue code 0271, designating it as a supply. It must be billed in “measurable” units that can be monitored, such as per liter, per hour, per quarter-hour, per minute. Daily and “per shift” oxygen charges are not appropriate.

This question was answered in our Coding Essentials for RT/Pulmonary Function. For more hot topics relating to respiratory services, please visit our store or call us at 1.800.252.1578, ext. 2.

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