This is an overview of billing for services provided by Pulmonologists. Medicare recognizes Pulmonary Disease as a specialty. The resources section of this article contains the E/M Frequency data from CMS for the latest year available, and the fifty most commonly billed CPT® codes.
What are the most common procedures:
E/M services, including hospital visits and consults
Pulmonary function tests
Medications (IM drugs) given during an office visit
Important coding issues:
Modifier use, including use of modifier 25
Payment rules for multiple procedures
Rules for critical care services
Professional and technical components of PFT's
A great resource is "Coding for Chest Medicine 2009" published by http://www.chestnet.org/practice/pm/index.php
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