6 Minute Walk?

EmpathicBlue

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Does anyone have experience in billing for the six minute walk? Our office providers were wanting to utilize this in helping to manage pulmonary hypertenstion. They state it is also a good tool to use in managing heart failure. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Pauline Margetson, CPPM
Grand Blanc, Michigan
 

coding4fun

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The 6 minute walk is strictly an assessment tool which is used in determining the patient's condition. It typically is included within your evaluation &/or subsequent visit. We used a variety of assessment tools in determining lung capacity as well as endurance (TUG, 6 minute walk, etc). Basically its inclusive of the exam or visit.
 

EmpathicBlue

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Thanks, everyone. So it sounds like the test would be inclusive of the E/M level. Would we want to schedule a separate appointment just for the test, or would we use 25 modifier with E/M given there are to unique diagnosis and documentation? We would use the code as mentioned above.
 
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