AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 11 (November)

Medicine: Physician Medicine and Rehabilitation (Q&A) (November 2010)

November 2010 page 8c Medicine: Physician Medicine and Rehabilitation Question: How many times may CPT code 97035, Application of a modality to 1 or more areas; ultrasound, each 15 minutes, be reported if treating three body areas, such as the neck, wrist, and knee, on the same date of service? Answer: Both the supervised modality codes (97010-97028) and the constant attendance modality codes (97032-97039) include language in their code descriptors that indicate “application of a modality to one or more areas.” The constant attendance codes also have time indicated in their code descriptors (each 15 minutes). Therefore...

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