Deficiency - 1220 - Documentation to Support ATS Standards
Explanation: Based on the medical documentation provided, the Trust requires additional verification from both the individual who administered the PFT and from the physician who performed the physical examination confirming ATS standards were met.
Instructions: Please provide claimant specific documentation, from both the individual who administered the PFT as well as the physician who performed the physical exam or oversaw the administration of the PFT, attesting that all practices and procedures such as technical quality and calibration met ATS standards. Documentation from an individual who did not administer the PFT test or was not present during the testing is not acceptable. Documentation from a physician who did not perform the physical exam and or was not present at time of PFT testing is not acceptable.