Respiratory Question for the Week of January 31, 2022


Do any special billing requirements exist related to new 2022 codes 94625 and 94626?


In the hospital outpatient setting, payment for PR services will be set by establishing a clinical APC with a median “per-session” cost, simulated from historical claims data for similar pulmonary therapy services. Physical therapists cannot bill PT codes separately if they conduct assessments and individual treatment services as part of a PR program. The PT services are now included as part of the overall treatment plan for PR and are to be billed using the new codes 94625–94626 for 2022.

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