In January the AASM released the Coding and Reimbursement Quick Reference Guide, a new e-book that is available as a free, members-only resource from the AASM online store. This is the latest tool that the AASM offers to help members overcome challenges related to coding and reimbursement.
At 27 pages long, this guide provides essential coding and reimbursement information in one convenient package. This resource will save you time by making it easy to find diagnostic and procedural codes, payment and relative value unit (RVU) details for sleep codes and evaluation and management (E/M) codes, and tables that compare sleep medicine payment and RVUs for 2018 and 2019.
The e-book also includes responses to frequently asked coding and reimbursement questions. Some questions found in the guide are:
- How should we report a polysomnography (PSG) or home sleep apnea test (HSAT) when a full night of data isn’t received?
- How many hours of recording is required for a split-night study?
- How many hours of the test must be diagnostic, and how many hours must be titration?
- How should a split-night study be coded? Can the diagnostic portion and titration portion of a single study be billed separately?
Members are encouraged to submit coding and reimbursement questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or to call (630) 737-9700 for free support.