AMA CPT® Assistant - 2017 Issue 6 (June)

New Athletic Training Evaluations Codes [(Q&A)] (June 2017)

June 2017 pages 6-7 New Athletic Training Evaluations Codes The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) 2017 code set includes significant revisions to the coding and descriptions for athletic training evaluation and re-evaluation services in the Medicine/Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation subsection. Three new codes (97169, 97170, 97171) were created to describe three levels of athletic training evaluations and one code (97172) was created to describe re-evaluation. The codes (97005, 97006) that were previously used to report these services were deleted and replaced with these new codes (97169-97172) and extensive guidelines were added. This article provides an overview of these changes...

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