AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 8 (August)

Medicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (August 2001)

August 2001 page 10b Coding Consultation Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medicine, 97140 (Q&A) Question Before code 97140 was added to report manual therapy techniques, we were able to report separately for the different types of therapy performed. Can we report code 97140 with the -59 modifier to show that different manual therapy techniques were performed (eg, joint mobilization and myofascial release)? AMA Comment Since 97140, Manual therapy techniques (eg, mobilization/ manipulation, manual lymphatic drainage, manual traction), one or more regions, each 15 minutes, is a time based code (ie, reported for each 15 minutes of therapy) and encompasses...

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