1. T

    Wiki PFTS and interpretations

    Hi all, Our provider had a telehealth visit on 10/27/22 with the patient and put in the visit note in the f/u plan to review PFT. PFT order wasn't placed by our office until 11/21/22. The patient gets PFT done on 12/6/22 at the other facility. Provider interprets results on 12/9/22. No f/u...
  2. J

    Wiki Code for Flexible Bronch with dynamic maneuvers for Tracheobronchomalacia

    New to interventional pulmonary- Op note states A thorough airway exam was performed after passage of the bronchoscope. The larynx and vocal cords were anatomically normal. No significant erythema of the vocal folds. The trachea was anatomically normal. The right sided airway was anatomically...
  3. J

    Wiki 94200 lung function test denying in POS 22

    New to pulmonary coding, Looking for guidance for - Medicare is denying 94200 as not covered in POS 22. Where can I find guidelines stating that it cannot be bill in POS 22. I want to make sure before I send as a write off
  4. emeskina

    Wiki Coding all documented conditions...

    ICD-10-CM coding guidelines instruct coders to accurately capture secondary dx as documented/addressed by the provider in the body of their note and A/P to the highest specificity. We are also instructed to code all documented conditions that co-exist at the time of the encounter/visit AND...
  5. J

    Wiki Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis

    Is anyone having problems with denials when using I26.90 or I26.99 as primary diagnosis on provider claims? If so, can you explain to me why this is an issue? I don't see that the codes have been deleted or changed, and we didn't have problems with these codes until just recently.
  6. J

    Wiki CPT code 31624

    Help! New to pulmonary coding. In search of written documentation that when performing a lavage (BAL) that documentation needs to state instillation and return. Does anyone have guidelines or documentation, preferably from CMS stating the requirements? Thank you!
  7. K

    Wiki 6 minute walk, 94761 vs 94620

    Hi, I am new to Pulmonary coding , I have read all the threads on this forum regarding the 6 minute walk performed with spirometry with bronchodilator vs 94761. I have a question regarding how this should be coded? I receieved an email from another coder as to how she bills this service...
  8. S

    pulmonary hypertension codes

    I find myself confused when coding echos with the pulmonary hypertension codes. When do I code secondary vs primary pulmonary hypertension?