Respiratory Question for the Week of August 5, 2019

Respiratory Compliance Question of the Week


What are the criteria for RTR treatment orders?


The supervising respiratory therapy rehabilitation (RTR) physician or the referring physician must provide orders to initiate RTR treatment. All treatment orders for RTR therapies must include the following:

  • Specification of the discipline, type, frequency and duration of the procedure, modality, or activity.
  • Verbal and telephone orders that are cosigned and dated by the physician before billing the claim.

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