CPT® 97170, Under Athletic Training Evaluations

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 97170 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Athletic Training Evaluations.

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Summary

The provider carries out an assessment requiring medical decision–making of moderate complexity on a patient with one to two health–related issues that affect physical activity. He takes a medical history and uses a standardized patient assessment instrument (criteria agreed upon by a group of experts) and/or a functional outcome measurement tool to evaluate a patient with an athletic injury; evaluation includes examination of affected body area and three or more elements relating to symptoms or body structures, physical activities, and/or limitations on participation. This service typically takes 30 minutes of face–to–face time with patient and/or family.

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