Respiratory

Respiratory Question for the Week of October 12, 2020

Respiratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Is the preparation and documentation time included within 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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