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Billing and Coding: Polysomnography

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A56995
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Article Title
Billing and Coding: Polysomnography
Article Type
Billing and Coding
Original Effective Date
09/12/2019
Revision Effective Date
09/09/2021
Revision Ending Date
03/15/2023
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CMS National Coverage Policy

Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, §1833(e) prohibits Medicare payment for any claim which lacks the necessary information to process the claim.

CMS Internet-Only Manual, Pub 100-02, Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 15, §70 Sleep Disorder Clinics

CMS Internet-Only Manual, Pub 100-03, Medicare National Coverage Determinations Manual, Chapter 1, Part 1, §30.4 Electrosleep Therapy

CMS Internet-Only Manual, Pub 100-03, Medicare National Coverage Determinations Manual, Chapter 1, Part 4 §240.4 Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) (Effective March 13, 2008) and §240.4.1 Sleep Testing for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) (Effective March 3, 2009)

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The information in this article contains billing, coding or other guidelines that complement the Local Coverage Determination (LCD) for Polysomnography L36593.

HCPCS codes G0398, G0399, and G0400 and CPT® codes 95800, 95801 and 95806 (unattended sleep study) by definition involve the absence of a technologist. Unattended sleep studies must meet the narrative definition of the codes. G0400, Home sleep test (HST) with type IV portable monitor, unattended; minimum of 3 channels, must measure respiratory movement, airflow, and oxygen saturation. Effective for dates of service on or after 01/01/2011, CPT® codes 95800 and 95801 have been added.

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CPT/HCPCS Codes

Group 1

(5 Codes)
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Use of these codes does not guarantee reimbursement. The patient's medical record must document that the coverage criteria in this policy have been met.

Group 1 Codes
Code Description
95782 POLYSOMNOGRAPHY; YOUNGER THAN 6 YEARS, SLEEP STAGING WITH 4 OR MORE ADDITIONAL PARAMETERS OF SLEEP, ATTENDED BY A TECHNOLOGIST
95783 POLYSOMNOGRAPHY; YOUNGER THAN 6 YEARS, SLEEP STAGING WITH 4 OR MORE ADDITIONAL PARAMETERS OF SLEEP, WITH INITIATION OF CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE THERAPY OR BI-LEVEL VENTILATION, ATTENDED BY A TECHNOLOGIST
95807 SLEEP STUDY, SIMULTANEOUS RECORDING OF VENTILATION, RESPIRATORY EFFORT, ECG OR HEART RATE, AND OXYGEN SATURATION, ATTENDED BY A TECHNOLOGIST
95808 POLYSOMNOGRAPHY; ANY AGE, SLEEP STAGING WITH 1-3 ADDITIONAL PARAMETERS OF SLEEP, ATTENDED BY A TECHNOLOGIST
95810 POLYSOMNOGRAPHY; AGE 6 YEARS OR OLDER, SLEEP STAGING WITH 4 OR MORE ADDITIONAL PARAMETERS OF SLEEP, ATTENDED BY A TECHNOLOGIST

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Group 2 Codes
Code Description
95811 POLYSOMNOGRAPHY; AGE 6 YEARS OR OLDER, SLEEP STAGING WITH 4 OR MORE ADDITIONAL PARAMETERS OF SLEEP, WITH INITIATION OF CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE THERAPY OR BILEVEL VENTILATION, ATTENDED BY A TECHNOLOGIST

Group 3

(1 Code)
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Group 3 Codes
Code Description
95805 MULTIPLE SLEEP LATENCY OR MAINTENANCE OF WAKEFULNESS TESTING, RECORDING, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF PHYSIOLOGICAL MEASUREMENTS OF SLEEP DURING MULTIPLE TRIALS TO ASSESS SLEEPINESS

Group 4

(6 Codes)
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Unattended sleep studies: 95800, 95801, 95806 and G0398, G0399, and G0400

Group 4 Codes
Code Description
95800 SLEEP STUDY, UNATTENDED, SIMULTANEOUS RECORDING; HEART RATE, OXYGEN SATURATION, RESPIRATORY ANALYSIS (EG, BY AIRFLOW OR PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL TONE), AND SLEEP TIME
95801 SLEEP STUDY, UNATTENDED, SIMULTANEOUS RECORDING; MINIMUM OF HEART RATE, OXYGEN SATURATION, AND RESPIRATORY ANALYSIS (EG, BY AIRFLOW OR PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL TONE)
95806 SLEEP STUDY, UNATTENDED, SIMULTANEOUS RECORDING OF, HEART RATE, OXYGEN SATURATION, RESPIRATORY AIRFLOW, AND RESPIRATORY EFFORT (EG, THORACOABDOMINAL MOVEMENT)
G0398 HOME SLEEP STUDY TEST (HST) WITH TYPE II PORTABLE MONITOR, UNATTENDED; MINIMUM OF 7 CHANNELS: EEG, EOG, EMG, ECG/HEART RATE, AIRFLOW, RESPIRATORY EFFORT AND OXYGEN SATURATION
G0399 HOME SLEEP TEST (HST) WITH TYPE III PORTABLE MONITOR, UNATTENDED; MINIMUM OF 4 CHANNELS: 2 RESPIRATORY MOVEMENT/AIRFLOW, 1 ECG/HEART RATE AND 1 OXYGEN SATURATION
G0400 HOME SLEEP TEST (HST) WITH TYPE IV PORTABLE MONITOR, UNATTENDED; MINIMUM OF 3 CHANNELS

Group 5

(1 Code)
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Noncovered

Group 5 Codes
Code Description
95803 ACTIGRAPHY TESTING, RECORDING, ANALYSIS, INTERPRETATION, AND REPORT (MINIMUM OF 72 HOURS TO 14 CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF RECORDING)
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ICD-10-CM Codes that Support Medical Necessity

Group 1

(28 Codes)
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95782, 95783, 95807, 95808, 95810

Group 1 Codes
Code Description
F51.3 Sleepwalking [somnambulism]
F51.4 Sleep terrors [night terrors]
F51.5 Nightmare disorder
G47.10 Hypersomnia, unspecified
G47.11 Idiopathic hypersomnia with long sleep time
G47.12 Idiopathic hypersomnia without long sleep time
G47.30 Sleep apnea, unspecified
G47.31 Primary central sleep apnea
G47.33 Obstructive sleep apnea (adult) (pediatric)
G47.34 Idiopathic sleep related nonobstructive alveolar hypoventilation
G47.35 Congenital central alveolar hypoventilation syndrome
G47.36 Sleep related hypoventilation in conditions classified elsewhere
G47.37 Central sleep apnea in conditions classified elsewhere
G47.39 Other sleep apnea
G47.411 Narcolepsy with cataplexy
G47.419 Narcolepsy without cataplexy
G47.421 Narcolepsy in conditions classified elsewhere with cataplexy
G47.429 Narcolepsy in conditions classified elsewhere without cataplexy
G47.50 Parasomnia, unspecified
G47.51 Confusional arousals
G47.52 REM sleep behavior disorder
G47.53 Recurrent isolated sleep paralysis
G47.54 Parasomnia in conditions classified elsewhere
G47.59 Other parasomnia
G47.61 Periodic limb movement disorder
G47.8 Other sleep disorders
R06.83 Snoring
R09.02 Hypoxemia

Group 2

(8 Codes)
Group 2 Paragraph

95811

Group 2 Codes
Code Description
G47.31 Primary central sleep apnea
G47.33 Obstructive sleep apnea (adult) (pediatric)
G47.34 Idiopathic sleep related nonobstructive alveolar hypoventilation
G47.35 Congenital central alveolar hypoventilation syndrome
G47.36 Sleep related hypoventilation in conditions classified elsewhere
G47.37 Central sleep apnea in conditions classified elsewhere
G47.39 Other sleep apnea
R06.83 Snoring

Group 3

(8 Codes)
Group 3 Paragraph

95805

Group 3 Codes
Code Description
G47.11 Idiopathic hypersomnia with long sleep time
G47.12 Idiopathic hypersomnia without long sleep time
G47.411 Narcolepsy with cataplexy
G47.419 Narcolepsy without cataplexy
G47.421 Narcolepsy in conditions classified elsewhere with cataplexy
G47.429 Narcolepsy in conditions classified elsewhere without cataplexy
G47.52 REM sleep behavior disorder
G47.53 Recurrent isolated sleep paralysis

Group 4

(2 Codes)
Group 4 Paragraph

Unattended sleep studies: 95800, 95801, 95806 and G0398, G0399, and G0400

Group 4 Codes
Code Description
G47.10 Hypersomnia, unspecified
G47.33 Obstructive sleep apnea (adult) (pediatric)
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ICD-10-CM Codes that DO NOT Support Medical Necessity

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All other ICD-10 codes not listed under ICD-10 Codes that Support Medical Necessity will be denied as not medically necessary.

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Revenue Codes

Contractors may specify Revenue Codes to help providers identify those Revenue Codes typically used to report this service. In most instances Revenue Codes are purely advisory. Unless specified in the article, services reported under other Revenue Codes are equally subject to this coverage determination. Complete absence of all Revenue Codes indicates that coverage is not influenced by Revenue Code and the article should be assumed to apply equally to all Revenue Codes.

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Revision History Information

Revision History Date Revision History Number Revision History Explanation
09/09/2021 R4

Under CMS National Coverage Policy deleted regulation CMS Internet-Only Manual, Pub 100-03, Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 15, §70 Sleep Disorder Clinics and updated regulation descriptions and section headings. Under CPT/HCPCS Codes Group 4: Paragraph and ICD-10-CM Codes that Support Medical Necessity Group 4: Paragraph deleted verbiage “in facility” and “home”. CPT® was inserted throughout the article where applicable. Formatting and punctuation were corrected throughout the article.

01/01/2021 R3

Under CPT/HCPCS Codes Group 4: Codes changed descriptor for 95800. This revision is due to the Q1 2021 CPT/HCPCS Code Update and is retroactive effective for dates of service on or after 1/1/2021.

10/17/2019 R2

This article is being revised in order to adhere to CMS requirements per chapter 13, section 13.5.1 of the Program Integrity Manual, to remove all coding from LCDs and incorporate into related Billing and Coding Articles. Regulations regarding billing and coding were removed from the CMS National Coverage Policy section of the related Polysomnography L36593 LCD and placed in this article.

 

09/12/2019 R1

All coding located in the Coding Information section has been removed from the related Polysomnography L36593 LCD and added to this article.

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Medicare BPM Ch 15.50.2 SAD Determinations
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