Respiratory Question for the Week of June 28, 2021

Respiratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Do codes 94014 and 94016 account for other healthcare professionals besides physicians?

Answer:

In 2013, codes 94014 and 94016 were revised to encompass other qualified health care professionals in addition to physicians.

94016 Patient-initiated spirometric recording per 30-day period of time; review and interpretation only by a physician or other qualified health care professional
94014 Patient-initiated spirometric recording per 30-day period of time; includes reinforced education, transmission of spirometric tracing, data capture, analysis of transmitted data, periodic recalibration and review and interpretation by a physician or other qualified health care professional

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