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Q: Provide the CPT code(s) for the following scenario, pulmonary walking stress test. ENTRANCE DIAGNOSIS: Dyspnea. He gave a board rating of 5 by the time he finished; It was 3 at the beginning and
showed some discomfort or effort to do this. He was able to walk 6 minutes at a slow pace without stopping. He did have some Wheezing, some coughing, and was able to go 300 feet, which for this age group is Relatively poor exercise tolerance. The O2 sats never dropped below 92%. This Patient does not need oxygen therapy with this form of exercise. CPT Code: ____________________
A: With the correct supporting documentation, most six-minute walk tests can be coded as a Pulmonary Stress Test, Simple - 94620. This is a test performed for pulmonary assessment. [ CPT Assistant indicates documentation should include heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and liter flow of supplemental oxygen. Each of these should be recorded at rest, during exercise, and during
recovery. Physician analysis of data, interpretation of the test, and a written report are included in this code. ]
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