CPT® 97161, Under Physical Therapy Evaluations

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 97161 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Physical Therapy Evaluations.

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Summary

The provider, typically a physical therapist, conducts a physical therapy evaluation that includes history to rule out any adverse factors that will affect care; observes whether the patient's current status is stable and uncomplicated; and assess one to two elements relating to body structure and function, and limitations, such as joint flexibility, muscle strength, gait, mobility, and neuromuscular function. She uses standardized tests and measures and employs clinical decision–making of low complexity, typically involving 20 minutes of face–to–face time with the patient or family or both.

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