What code should be reported when an exercise test is done to diagnose bronchospasm?
The following new code should be reported for testing to diagnose exercise-induced bronchospasm:
|94617||Exercise test for bronchospasm, including pre- and post-spirometry, electrocardiographic recording(s), and pulse oximetry|
This includes a baseline spirogram, with repeat spirograms obtained following the exercise session in which the patient walks on a treadmill. An alternate method of exercise may be employed such as a stationary bicycle. The data is gathered and a written interpretation is prepared by the physician.