Respiratory

Respiratory Question for the Week of August 5, 2019

Respiratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

What are the criteria for RTR treatment orders?

Answer:

The supervising respiratory therapy rehabilitation (RTR) physician or the referring physician must provide orders to initiate RTR treatment. All treatment orders for RTR therapies must include the following:

  • Specification of the discipline, type, frequency and duration of the procedure, modality, or activity.
  • Verbal and telephone orders that are cosigned and dated by the physician before billing the claim.

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