“Always Therapy” Code Added to 2012 Therapy Code List

Transmittal 2350, released Nov. 18 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), updates the therapy code list for 2012 with one “always therapy” CPT® code: 92618 Evaluation for prescription of non-speech-generating augmentative and alternative communication device, face-to-face with the patient; each additional 30 minutes (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure).


Therapy cap values for 2012 will be $1,880, according to MLN Matters® article MM7529. The limit on incurred expenses was $1,860 in 2010 and is $1,870 in 2011.

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