Question:

What codes would I use for a spirometry measurement procedure on a child one year of age?

Answer:

You may assign one of the following codes, as appropriate, depending on the specific situation. These codes are an expansion of code 94010 intended for an infant or child through two years of age.

94011 Measurement of spirometric forced expiratory flows in an infant or child through two years of age
94012 Measurement of spirometric forced expiratory flows, before and after bronchodilator, in an infant or child through two years of age
94013 Measurement of lung volumes (i.e., functional residual capacity (FRC), forced vital capacity (FVC), and expiratory reserve volume (ERV), in an infant or child through two years of age

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