Methacholine Challenge Testing - Identifying Its Diagnostic Role, Testing, Coding, And Reimbursement

Title

Methacholine Challenge Testing - Identifying Its Diagnostic Role, Testing, Coding, And Reimbursement

Creator

Birnbaum S; Barreiro T J

Publisher

Chest

Date

2007
2007-06

Description

Methacholine challenge testing (MCT), also sometimes described as bronchoprovocation testing, is widely performed for both research and diagnostic purposes. MCT is clinically useful when the patient presents with a history of symptoms suggesting asthma, but spirometry findings are normal. Typically, MCT is performed in a pulmonary function laboratory, a clinic, or a physician's office. MCT requires time, effort, and understanding. Two standard testing regimes are identified along with proper coding and reimbursement methodologies.

Subject

airway; asthma; bronchial hyperresponsiveness; clinical-practice guidelines; coding; cough; function test; General & Internal Medicine; histamine; management; practice management; private practice; pulmonary; reimbursement; Respiratory System; responsiveness; sensitivity; smokers; spirometry

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

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Rights

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Pages

1932-1935

Issue

6

Volume

131

Citation

Birnbaum S; Barreiro T J, “Methacholine Challenge Testing - Identifying Its Diagnostic Role, Testing, Coding, And Reimbursement,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 25, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/9982.

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