JUN 10, 2019
Dedicated Procedure Room Requirements
Question: What are the requirements for having a dedicated procedure room in our practice?
Answer: For billing purposes, you will need to be sure and bill the correct place of service, as there is a site-of-service differential. The office setting has a higher allowable than a facility due to the overhead expenses. Some commercial payers may not cover surgery when performed in the office if it’s greater than 50% of the time they are performed in the facility. Also be sure you meet any Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirement that may be required.