|May 2005 · Vol. 17, No. 5
Limits to NSTs?
RN, CPC, MA
No protocols stipulate a limit for nonstress tests in a single day, but the payer may ask about necessity if more than 1 is performed
Q A patient was admitted to a hospital at 37 weeks’ gestation for preterm labor. She stayed 15 days but did not deliver.
Can the attending physician charge outside the global fee for interpreting non-stress tests (NSTs) during this period? If so, how many readings a day can be billed?