Question:

If more than one inhalation treatment for acute airway obstruction is performed on the same date of service, do we report 94640 with a modifier?

Answer:

For inpatient services, if more than one inhalation treatment is performed on the same date of service, the code should be reported with the following code and modifier 76, according to the AART Coding Guidelines for Certain Respiratory Care Services – January 2018

94640 Pressurized or nonpressurized inhalation treatment for acute airway obstruction for therapeutic purposes and/or for diagnostic purposes such as sputum induction with an aerosol generator, nebulizer, metered dose inhaler or intermittent positive pressure breathing (IPPB) device

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