Lung Function Tests

Physicians are reminded that prior approval is not required from Manitoba Health or the CPSM in order to be paid claims for the basic lung function tests of Simple spirometry, recording of FVC and FEV/1 (tariffs 9882, 9878 or 9881) or Forced expiration measuring FVC, FEV/1, FEV/1/FVC and MMEFR with and without drug administration (tariffs 8810, 8811, 8812, 8850, 8813 or 8814).

When these services are rendered in a physician’s private office, the total fee (i.e., professional and technical components) should be claimed. The technical component is intended to cover the cost of equipment and any drugs that are administered. Note: When the sole purpose of the visit is for the lung function test, a visit tariff may not be claimed in addition.

For all other lung function tests, including complex lung function, gas exchange and pulmonary provocation studies listed on Physician’s Manual pages G-8 thru G-10, claims will only be paid for services rendered in a facility designated by Manitoba Health. Contact the Standing Committee on Diagnostic Services at Manitoba Health if you are interested in initiating such services.


Ian Foster
(204) 985-5854



Updated: November 2016