CPT Codes

The following are the CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) codes to be used with Pulse Wave Analysis devices.

As you may very well be aware, these codes are not necessarily device specific, but are used to identify medical services and procedures for which physicians and medical professionals bill public or private health insurance programs.

The CPT code for use with a PWA device is 93922. You may recognize this code in competitive products, as long as the procedure and service is identical. A good analogy would be a colonoscopy procedure. Physicians use the same CPT code, irrespective of whether the colonoscope device or system is made by Olympus, Pentax, Wolf, Stortz, or even Xillix Technologies. The key, once again, is accurately reflecting the procedure and service provided. These codes are controlled by the AMA (American Medical Association), and therefore, no one else can guarantee the codes, other than that they accurately reflect services / or procedures for which reimbursement is being sought.

CPT CODING 93922: Pulse Wave Analysis – Arterial Circulation and Compliance Non-invasive physiological studies of upper or lower extremity arteries, single level, bilateral (eg. ankle/brachial indices, Doppler waveform analysis, volume plethysmography, transcutaneous oxygen tension measurement).

CPT CODING 95921 & 95922: Autonomic Nervous System Testing – Heart Rate Variability Two CPT codes for autonomic nervous system monitoring, 95921 & 95922, were established in 1999. These CPT codes enable health care providers to be reimbursed for the autonomic nervous system testing where such testing is indicated. In order for physicians to get a complete look at autonomic nervous system functioning they must read both sympathetic and parasympathetic branches independently. 95921 Code is provided for parasympathetic nervous system testing and 95922 Code – for sympathetic nervous system testing. 95921: Testing of autonomic nervous system function; cardiovagal innervation (parasympathetic function), including two or more of the following: heart rate response to deep breathing with recorded R-R interval, Valsalva maneuver and 30:15 ratio. 95922: Vasomotor androgenic innervations (sympathetic adrenergic function), including beat-to-beat blood pressure and R-R interval changes during Valsalva maneuver and at least five minutes of passive tilt.