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    Hi has anyone ever coded a SNIFF TEST? I know that it is used to test how well the diaphragm works in a paraplegic patient. If it is used in other situations I do not know. Any information is greatly appreciated

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    This isn't my area of expertise but did you try looking under the chest fluoroscopy codes to see if one of them fits?

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    i did and they came up with 76000 and 71010 for xray. not sure what the thought process is for these two codes. this is not something that i normally code either but a doctors office was calling our office for assistance.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by anissia View Post
    Hi has anyone ever coded a SNIFF TEST? I know that it is used to test how well the diaphragm works in a paraplegic patient. If it is used in other situations I do not know. Any information is greatly appreciated
    For a fluoroscopic “sniff” test to evaluate diaphragmatic motion, take note of whether the study produces films. Report 76000 if no films. If the procedure produces a two-view chest x-ray with the fluoroscopic test, report 71023 and if four or more view then code 71034.
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    Manas
    B.Pharma, CPC-H

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    thank you to both of you

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