AMA CPT® Assistant - 1996 Issue 4 (April)

Medicine, 97010-97028 (Q&A) (April 1996)

April 1996 page 11d Coding Consultation Medicine, 97010-97028 (Q&A) Question A patient, being treated for multiple somatic complaints, receives two hot packs to his left knee and one hot pack to his left elbow. Can I report CPT code 97010 three times? Answer CPT codes 97010-97028 (as were many codes in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Section) were revised in the 1995 edition of CPT. Codes 97010-97028 describe the application of a modality that does not require direct (one-on-one) patient contact by the provider. Codes 97010-97028 describe the application of a modality to one or more areas; therefore...

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