AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 6 (June)

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

June 2010 page 8c Medicine: Physician Medicine and Rehabilitation (Q&A) Question: How many times can 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: The supervised modality codes (97010-97028) and the constant attendance codes (97032-97039) include language in their code descriptors that indicate “application of a modality to one or more areas.” The number of areas of application is not considered a factor when reporting these codes. Therefore...

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