AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 1 (January)

Medicine, 97122 (Q&A) (January 1997)

January 1997 page 11a Coding Consultation Medicine, 97122 (Q&A) Is time always considered when reporting a code(s) from the Therapeutic Procedures series of codes in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation section of CPT? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, time is taken into consideration only when a time element is included in the code descriptor. For example, code 97122Therapeutic procedure, one or more areas, each 15 minutes; traction, manual is reported for each 15 minute interval of manual traction. If the physician or therapist spends 30 minutes performing manual traction, then code 97122 would be reported two...

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