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Anyone know what "BPAPI" is ??

  1. #1
    Salt Lake North
    Cool Anyone know what "BPAPI" is ??
    Medical Coding Books
    Ran accross this for the first time and am not familiar with it yet. Thanks!

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    Kansas City, MO
    Never seen that either. Could you give a snippet of the note? Maybe if we see how it was used we could figure it out that way.

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    A BIPAP machine is treatment for sleep apnea of the CPAP machine is not working to achieve optimal pressure to treat sleep apnea symptoms and signs. Before doing a Bipap study, you must do psg(diagnostic study) and then try to use CPAP on pt to achieve disired results.

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    oh and the Bipap is used to treat central apneas(brain telling body to stop breathing), while the CPAP is used to treat obstructive apneas(airway closes up on its own-cpap puts room air to a specific pressure(and heated humidity if thats what drs ordering) in patients airway to keep it open. let me know if you need help with anything else

  5. #5
    Jacksonville River City FL
    CPAP is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and BiPAP is Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure.

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