In Billing
Apr 1st, 2010
Code prompts debate over CMS choice to bundle with E/M procedure. By Brad Ericson, MPC, CPC, COSC CPT® 2009 added new canalith repositioning (CRP) code 95992 Canalith repositioning procedure(s) (e.g. Epley maneuver, Semont maneuver), per day. The procedure is used to treat vertigo and involves therapeutic maneuvering of the patient’s body and head, using gravity ...
Jul 1st, 2009
When Billing Group and Individual Therapy By Shannon Sullivan, CPC, CMBS; William Pena, PT, DPT; and Carl Petitto, OTR/L Part 2 of Our Physical Therapy Series In Coding Edge’s April article, “PT and OT: Extend Coding Know-how to Full Capacity,” we discussed what constitutes reasonable and necessary physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) services ...
In CMS
Feb 24th, 2009
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the outpatient therapy cap exception policy and dollar amount for 2009. Effective Jan. 1, the allowed outpatient therapy dollar limits, excluding outpatient hospital services, for physical therapy and speech-language pathology combined is $1,840 and for occupational therapy is $1,840. Providers who perform services meeting the exception...
Oct 1st, 2008
By Shannon Sullivan, CPC, CMBS Well supported evaluation and management (E/M) documentation is essential to the coding of physical therapy (PT). It must be thorough, specific, highly detailed and the exact findings should be noted to assign accurate codes. The initial evaluation for physical therapy must include: Diagnosis; Onset date; Date of surgery or surgeries; ...