AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 2 (February)

CMT/OMT, Body Regions (Q&A) (February 1997)

February 1997 page 11b Coding Consultation CMT/OMT, Body Regions (Q&A) Question Are the same body regions considered when reporting the Chiropractic Manipulative Treatment codes as the Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) codes? AMA Comment No, the body regions considered are not the same. For chiropractic manipulation, the five spinal regions: cervical region (includes atlanto-occipital joint; thoracic region (includes costovertebral and costotransverse joints); lumbar region; sacral region; and pelvic (sacro-illiac joint) region. The five extraspinal regions referred to are: head (including temporomandibular joint, excluding the atlanto-occipital) region; lower extremities; upper extremities; rib cage (excluding costotransverse and costovertebral joints); and abdomen...

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