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Ask a Rev Cycle Expert: Provider for nebulizer treatments?

Question:

Who else, besides a respiratory therapist, would be able to report a nebulizer treatment in a hospital outpatient department?

Answer:

There are two main components to determining who can provide nebulizer treatments. The clinician must be performing within your state’s scope of practice regulations, facility bylaws, under the plan of care of the physician or qualified healthcare provider (QHP), and under the appropriate level of supervision. When those conditions are met, the person can provide the nebulizer treatment.

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