AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 5 (May)

Medicine/Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (May 2009)

May 2009 page 9 Medicine: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 97140 (Q&A) Question: What types of manual therapy techniques would be reported with code 97140? Answer: CPT code 97140, Manual therapy techniques (eg, mobilization/manipulation, manual lymphatic drainage, manual traction), one or more regions, each 15 minutes, is intended to report the provision of manual (soft tissue and joint) therapy techniques for treatment of symptoms and impairments that might include, but not be limited to, limited range of motion, muscle spasm, pain, tissue adherence or contracted tissue and/or soft tissue swelling, inflammation, or other cause of soft tissue/joint restriction. Manual...

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