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Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT)

CPT Changes Effective January 1, 2012

Beginning January 1, 2012, 10 CPT codes used to report pulmonary function tests will be replaced with 4 bundle codes for reporting PFT services. CMS issues a directive to bundle the PFT codes through the AMA RUC process, due to the CMS's belief that PFT codes had duplicative reimbursement for pre-service and post-service times when billed together. As of the first of the year, all pulmonary function tests should be reported with the new CPT codes.

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