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Respiratory

For the Week of November 17, 2014

Question:

Does Medicare cover RT when performed for a SNF patient?

Answer:

Respiratory therapy services are covered under Part A when provided under arrangements made directly between the skilled nursing facility (SNF) and any qualified respiratory therapist, regardless of whether the therapist is employed by the SNF’s transfer agreement hospital.

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