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Description: Optimizing your reimbursement while avoiding inaccurate or inappropriate billing.  In this course, you will learn key components of billing common pulmonary procedures by learning what can be billed, how to bill and most importantly what documentation needs to be on file in order to bill. Just as important as billing, you will also learn what should not be billed. This information applies to procedural terminology (CPT) codes and does not include ICD-10 Evaluation and Management coding.


  • Summarizing key components needed to successfully bill for spirometry in a primary care setting.

 Target Audience:
This activity is designed for physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who provide care or want to provide care to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

UT Health San Antonio School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This enduring material activity created by the WipeDiseases Foundation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), has been reviewed and is acceptable for a maximum of BLANK hours.

UT Health San Antonio School of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of BLANK AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Education Office
Phone: 1 (866) 601-4448 or (210) 567-4491

Release Date:
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits: January 15, 2019

Termination Date:
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits: January 14, 2022

Financial Support:
The WipeDiseases Foundation’s COPD educational program was supported in part by an unrestricted grant by the American College of Chest Physicians CHEST Foundation, who had no influence regarding any of the content on the site.


  • Sandra G. Adams, MD, MS, Chair
    • Professor of Medicine
    • Pulmonary / Critical Care Division of The University of Texas Health San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio)
    • San Antonio, TX
  •  Catherine “Casey” S. Jones, PhD, RN
    • Adjunct Professor
    • Texas Woman’s University
    • Dallas, TX

 Review Committee:

  • Brian W. Carlin, MD, FCCP, FAARC, MAACVPR, FAASM
    • Sleep Medicine and Lung Health Consultants
    • Pittsburgh Critical Care Associates
    • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Sidney S. Braman, MD Master FCCP
    • Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Division
    • Icahn School of Medicine
    • New York, NY

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest Statement:

The following faculty members/activity planners have disclosed to the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, School of Medicine, Office of CME that a relationship does exist with the respective company/organization as it relates to their presentation of material and should be communicated to the participants of this educational activity:

  • Sandra G. Adams, MD, MS, FCCP:
    • Investigator/Grant/Educational Research: Chest Foundation, National Institute of Health (NIH), Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program, AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Daiichi Sankyo; GlaxoSmithKline; Novartis Pharmaceuticals AG; Sunovion
  • Brian W. Carlin, MD, FCCP, FAARC, MAACVPR, FAASM:
    • Consultant/Advisory Boards: AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Monaghan, Philips Respironics, Sunovion
    • Speaker’s Bureaus: GlaxoSmithKline, Monaghan, Sunovion
    • Fiduciary positions:  National Lung Health Education Program (chairperson); National Board for Respiratory Care (board member)
  • Sidney S. Braman, MD Master FCCP
    • Speaker’s Bureau: Genentech.
    • Consultant: Astra Zeneca, Circassia and Sunovion
  • Catherine “Casey” S. Jones, PhD, RN
    • No potential conflict of interest exists with any respective company/organization

Hardware/Software Requirements:
You will need internet access to view the educational content that is associated with this educational activity. We suggest a Wi-Fi connection of at least 1.5m. You will also need an internet browser capable of playing either flash or html5 video clips.