Question:

Can you tell me how new 2022 codes 98975 and 98976 are used?

Answer:

Codes 98975 and 98976 are used to report remote non-physiologic, therapy response/adherence monitoring services related to respiratory system status during a 30-day period. Code 98975 may be used to report the setup and patient education on using the device. Code 98976 may be used to report the supply of the device for scheduled recordings or programmed alert transmissions. Like RPM, codes 98975, 98976 are not reported if monitoring is fewer than 16 days. Unlike RPM, data can be self-reported by the patient to the practitioner as opposed to requiring automatic transmission by the device. Code 98975, which encompasses the initial work associated with onboarding new patients, equipment setup, and patient education, is reported for each episode of care.

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