AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 2 (February)

Medicine Therapeutic Procedures, 97140, 98940 (Q&A) (February 1999)

February 1999 page 11a Coding Consultation Medicine Therapeutic Procedures, 97140, 98940 (Q&A) Question Can the new code 97140 (manual therapy techniques) be reported in conjunction with the chiropractic manipulative treatment (CMT) codes (98940-98943)? AMA Comment It would not be appropriate to report code 97140 and the CMT code when provided to the same region. However, under certain circumstances, it would indeed be appropriate to report code 97140 and a code from the 98940-98943 series to describe the treatment provided. For example, a patient may have severe injuries that contraindicate CMT to the neck region, therefore, the provider performs...

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