AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 5 (May)

Medicine: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (May 2008)

May 2008 page 13a Medicine: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 97545, 97546 (Q&A) Question: What services do the work hardening/conditioning codes 97545 and 97546 include? Do they require one-on-one patient-therapist contact? Answer: Although these codes appear under the 97110- 97546 heading of Therapeutic Procedures, these services do not require one-on-one physician or therapist contact. These codes represent a program developed to address the person's strength, endurance, flexibility, motor control, and cardiopulmonary capacity related to performance of the work tasks that are identified through a job description or through communication with others involved in the person's health care and return...

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