Respiratory Question for the Week of June 21, 2021

Respiratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Does additional time impact the assignment for code 95816?

Answer:

The reimbursement assigned to codes 95816–95822 includes the additional 30–60 minutes of preparation and documentation time associated with the procedure. This additional time does not affect the code assignment.

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