Question:

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

Answer:

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).

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