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    My question is regarding timed therapeutic procedures when billed to CMS. I understand how to select the codes based on the total time and number of PT units. I would like to know about the sequencing of the procedure codes once the reportable codes/units has been determined. It seems to me that based on the CMS guidance 220-Coverage of outpatient rehabilitation therapy services (PT, OT...), that the procedure with the most time would be sequenced first. If the procedures had the same amount of time, then the sequencing would be based on RVUs.

    May I have some opinions, please?



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    Yes, you are correct.
    Cyndi Allen, CPC, CIRCC
    2015 Local Chapter President, Casa Grande, AZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyndi113 View Post
    Yes, you are correct.
    Thank you for the response.

    Do you happen to know where precise guidance might be on this? The CMS guidelines that I mentioned talk about selecting the code with the most time with regards to units but it doesn't specifically address the sequencing.



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