AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 10 (October)

Medicine, Therapeutic Procedures, 97150, 97799 (Q&A) (October 1999)

October 1999 page 10 Coding Consultation Therapeutic Procedures, Medicine, 97150 (Q&A) Question I would like information on which CPT code to report for physical therapy treatment in which the treatment tool used by the therapist is the movement of a horse (hippotherapy). Equine movement is used to promote improved function by improving balance, dynamic postural control, equilibrium responses, force control, coordination, bilateral integration and trunk and pelvic mobility. AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, if hippotherapy is performed in a group setting, code 97150, Therapeutic procedure(s), group (two or more individuals), may be reported, per individual in...

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