When should we report remote physiologic monitoring code 99453?
Code 99453, which encompasses the initial work associated with onboarding new patients, equipment setup, and patient education, is reported for each episode of care. For coding remote monitoring of physiologic parameters, an episode of care is defined as beginning when the remote monitoring physiologic service is initiated and ends with the attainment of targeted treatment goals.
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