Inhalant Allergy Testing Codes

Inhalant Allergy Testing Codes

November 15, 2018

Question:
We’ve been using 95018 for our prick and intradermal testing for inhalant allergy testing.  Suddenly we have been getting denials. Do you have an idea why?

Answer:
Yes – it is because the coding you are using is for “sequential and incremental” testing for “drugs and biologicals” and should not be used for inhalant allergy testing.  Please look at codes 95004, 95024 and 95027 instead.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 11/15/18.