AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 12 (December)

Medicine: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (December 2009)

December 2009 page 15-end Bonus Feature:Medicine: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Question: When reporting the CPT physical medicine and rehabilitation time-based codes, should the medical record documentation reflect the amount of time spent with the patient while supervising therapeutic exercise, eg, four units of code 97110, Therapeutic procedure, one or more areas, each 15 minutes; therapeutic exercises to develop strength and endurance, range of motion and flexibility? Kathy Schneeberger RN, BSN, CCS, CCS-P Answer: Certain physical medicine services are timed codes based on a 15-minute unit. Multiple units can be reported on a date of service for one or more...

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