AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 7 (July)

Manual Therapy Techniques, 97140 (Q&A) (July 1999)

July 1999 page 11-end Coding Consultation Manual Therapy Techniques, 97140 (Q&A) Question Would you please provide a description of the manual therapy techniques that are reported with code 97140? AMA Comment CPT code 97140, Manual therapy techniques (eg, mobilization/manipulation, manual lymphatic drainage, manual traction), one or more regions, each 15 minutes, was added to CPT in 1999 to accurately report manual (soft tissue and joint) techniques. Manual therapy techniques include, but are not limited to, connective tissue massage, joint mobilization and manipulation, manual lymphatic drainage, manual traction, passive range of motion, soft tissue mobilization and manipulation, and therapeutic...

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