Week of December 9, 2013
What kind of Medicare payment is available when RTs perform patient E&M?
The cost for patient evaluation and management (E&M) by the therapist is calculated into the charge for therapeutic or diagnostic procedures billed by the department. With only one exception, a separate charge should not be generated. The exception relates to the procedures included in CPT 94664 (demonstration and/or evaluation of patient utilization of an aerosol generator, nebulizer, metered dose inhaler or IPPB device).
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