Respiratory Question for the Week of May 22, 2023


What are the billing requirements for 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 2023.

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