Respiratory Question for the Week of February 19, 2024


Does BiPAP have a separate code in the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®)?

BiPAP is a noninvasive method of ventilatory support. It includes continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and pressure support ventilation. BiPAP does not have a separate code in CPT®, because it is a component of CPAP. The AMA instructs providers to use the CPAP code for BiPAP. It is not appropriate to bill for BiPAP using CPT codes 94002-94003 for invasive ventilation.

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