Respiratory Question for the Week of July 25, 2022


Can you explain more about why 94774 and 94777 were revised and how to make the proper code selection?


In 2013, 94774 and 94777 were revised to encompass other qualified health care professionals in addition to physicians. Note too that in addition to monitoring infants or children in the inpatient or outpatient setting of a hospital, pediatric patients with repeated episodes of apnea or apnea-related disorders may be monitored at home. Code selection (94774, 94775, 94776, or 94777) depends on whether you are billing globally for the complete procedure or for only one component (professional or technical).

This question was answered in our annual Respiratory Therapy Reimbursement & Compliance Update webcast. For more hot topics relating to respiratory services, please visit our store or call us at 1.800.252.1578, ext. 2.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

CPT® copyright 2022 American Medical Association (AMA). All rights reserved.

Fee schedules, relative value units, conversion factors and/or related components are not assigned by the AMA, are not part of CPT, and the AMA is not recommending their use. The AMA does not directly or indirectly practice medicine or dispense medical services. The AMA assumes no liability for data contained or not contained herein.

CPT is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.