Respiratory Question for the Week of August 21, 2023


Are there any important compliance points to know for physician orders and respiratory rehabilitation services?


The supervising 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.
    A blanket RTR order is not acceptable.

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