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Infant Pulmonary Function Testing: Overview of Technology and Practical Considerations—New Current Procedural Terminology Codes Effective 2010

Burton L. Lesnick, MD, FCCP; Stephanie D. Davis, MD
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From Georgia Pediatric Pulmonary Associates (Dr Lesnick), Atlanta, GA; and Morehouse School of Medicine (Dr Lesnick), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Dr Davis), Chapel Hill, NC.

Correspondence to: Burton L. Lesnick, MD, FCCP, 1100 Lake Hearn Dr, Ste 450, Atlanta, GA 30342; e-mail: blesnick@gppa.net


Reproduction of this article is prohibited without written permission from the American College of Chest Physicians (http://www.chestpubs.org/site/misc/reprints.xhtml).


© 2011 American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 2011;139(5):1197-1202. doi:10.1378/chest.10-1423
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Infant pulmonary function testing has evolved from a research technique into a diagnostic tool. As such, new current procedural terminology (CPT) codes have been created and are available for use as of January 1, 2010. The technology now available has a range of applications. Through a series of vignettes, this article illustrates the methodology of the tests, some of their applications, and how to code and bill for the procedures.


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