Respiratory Question for the Week of June 21, 2021

Respiratory Compliance Question of the Week


Does additional time impact the assignment for code 95816?


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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