Per CPT and CMS.....services are to be reported on the date they are performed. This means that your technical charges (such as a sleep study) are billed out on the date the patient climbs into the bed, and the technician begins to record the data.
The test is not interpreted by the provider on that day, though because of course, the patient continues overnight. Our pulmonary docs don't interpret sleep studies until a day or two later....and that day is their date of service.
Professional/techincal charges don't necessarily have to match if the professional charge is expected to be done at a later date, as with diagnostic studies that require an interpretation and report. We have our reports set up so that we capture the date of the study and the date of the interp/report.
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