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    what is the appropriate way to code additional time spent on pt treatments beyond the initial minutes listed with the code?

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    Most PT codes are defined on 15 minutes. If time is documented as 30 minutes, then code/bill with 2 units.

    Should also mention that the 15 minutes must be met 1/2 way. Meaning before you can code for the next 15 minutes, there must be at least 8 minutes of additional time

    15 min 1 unit
    22 min 1 unit
    23 min 2 units
    28 min 2 units
    Last edited by sbicknell; 06-14-2010 at 12:51 PM.

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    Phoenix, AZ


    I agree with the answer above. However, watch your units. Some insurance carriers will deny a claim if more than 4 units are charged for a visit.
    Cyndi Allen, CPC, CIRCC
    2015 Local Chapter President, Casa Grande, AZ

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