Wiki sleep study dx


Marville, Illinois
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Are you or are you NOT suppose to use what the reading physician finds AFTER the sleep study as the PRIMARY diagnosis for a sleep study? I went to a seminar Nov 2011 and was told that you NEVER use the interpretation as the primary diagnosis but should use the REASON for the study as the primary diagnosis. I know what CPT says for outpatient diagnosis selection but the guy doing the seminar indicated that these sleep studies are different in diagnosis selection! Can someone PLEASE help!?:confused:
When you are billing the sleep study don't you already have the results? If so, I would go by the definitive diagnosis.
I personally have never heard that sleep studies should be handled any differently then any other charges. For example, when I code CT Scans I use the diagnosis based on the results.