tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2015 Issue 7

You Be the Coder: Know How to Code for Physical Therapies

Question: Do you have any information on these types of therapies (97530-97532-97533)? Is there a decent reimbursement for them, and do you have any advice regarding these therapies?  Texas Subscriber  Answer: CPT® codes 97530-97533 are used by physical therapists during rehabilitation of neuro-psychiatric patients to enhance sensory processing and promote adaptive responses to environmental demands. The code descriptors for these three codes are:  97530 – Therapeutic activities, direct (one-on-one) patient contact (use of dynamic activities to improve functional performance), each 15 minutes 97532 – Development of cognitive skills to improve attention, memory, problem solving (includes compensatory training), direct...

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