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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Buffalo, NY

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    Is anyone billing a 94150 when doing a Peak Flow? I'm finding conflicting information, some saying it must be included in the E/M and can't be billed separately. Others saying that in the CPT Assistant Jul 05:11 it stated that this code could be billed for a peak flow.

    Does anybody happen to have this article and what are other practices doing?

    Thank you


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    Almost all carriers don't reimburse the peak flow in addition to any other service - E/M or otherwise. You could check with your payers but we don't have any that do so we don't bill it. Medicare considers it a status "B" or bundled code and I think most carriers, around here anyway, are following that and use it as the reason not to pay.
    Pam Tienter, CPC, COC, CPC-P, CCS-P, CPMA, CPC-I
    AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
    AAPC National ICD-10-CM Trainer

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    We don't bill for them either at our office since most insurances consider them bundled into the visit.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    ERIE, PA


    we do not bill for them at our office either as they are bundled into the E/M.

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