Respiratory

Respiratory Question for the Week of October 19, 2020

Respiratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Do “routine” EEGs codes include hyperventilation?

Answer:

Codes 95816, 95819, and 95822 are considered “routine” EEGs, which, on average, include 20–40 minutes of recording. These codes include hyperventilation and/or photic stimulation when appropriate.


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