General Occupational Therapy Guidelines

General Occupational Therapy Guidelines

Speech-language pathology services are those services provided within the scope of practice of speech-language pathologists and necessary for the diagnosis and treatment of speech/ and language and cognitive disorders disorders that which result in communication disabilities, cognitive dysfunction, as well as and for the diagnosis and treatment of swallowing disorders (dysphagia), regardless of the presence…

CPT Code 97542

CPT Code 97542

An assessment may be done to evaluate the patient’s need for a wheelchair. This may include the patient’s strength, living situation, weight, skin integrity, etc. Once the patient’s needs are established, measurements are taken prior to ordering the equipment. For assessment and fitting, the patient’s abilities are observed, maneuverability skills are practiced and instructions are…

CPT Code 97150 (2021)

CPT Code 97150 (2021)

Info for CPT Code 97150 – Contractors pay for outpatient physical therapy services (which includes outpatient speech-language pathology services) and outpatient occupational therapy services provided simultaneously to two or more individuals by a practitioner as group therapy services. The individual can be, but need not be performing the same activity. The physician or therapist involved…

ICD-9 Codes that DO NOT Support Medical Necessity for Chiropractic Services

ICD-9 Codes that DO NOT Support Medical Necessity for Chiropractic Services

337.3 AUTONOMIC DYSREFLEXIA733.00 OSTEOPOROSIS UNSPECIFIED733.01 SENILE OSTEOPOROSIS733.02 IDIOPATHIC OSTEOPOROSIS733.03 DISUSE OSTEOPOROSIS733.09 OTHER OSTEOPOROSIS736.00 UNSPECIFIED DEFORMITY OF FOREARM EXCLUDING FINGERS736.01 CUBITUS VALGUS (ACQUIRED)736.02 CUBITUS VARUS (ACQUIRED)736.03 VALGUS DEFORMITY OF WRIST (ACQUIRED)736.04 VARUS DEFORMITY OF WRIST (ACQUIRED)736.05 WRIST DROP (ACQUIRED)736.06 CLAW HAND (ACQUIRED)736.07 CLUB HAND ACQUIRED736.09 OTHER ACQUIRED DEFORMITIES OF FOREARM EXCLUDING FINGERS736.30 UNSPECIFIED ACQUIRED DEFORMITY OF…

CPT code 97755 (2021) – Assistive Technology Assessment

CPT code 97755 (2021) – Assistive Technology Assessment

This procedure is used by the provider to assess for the suitability and benefits of technological interface that will help restore, augment, or compensate for existing functional ability in the patient. The patient’s voluntary motions (e.g., oral motor strength, head/neck range of motion and strength, ocular motor control, quality of voice output and client’s ability…

CPT Code 97016 (2021)

CPT Code 97016 (2021)

The use of CPT 97016 vasopneumatic devices may be considered reasonable and necessary for the application of pressure to an extremity for the purpose of reducing edema. Specific indications for the use of 97016 CPT code vasopneumatic devices include: – reduction of edema after acute injury;– lymphedema of an extremity; and/or– education on the use…

General Occupational Therapy Guidelines

General Occupational Therapy Guidelines

Occupational therapy services are those services provided within the scope of practice of occupational therapists and necessary for the diagnosis and treatment of impairments, functional disabilities or changes in physical function and health status. Occupational therapy is medically prescribed treatment concerned with improving or restoring functions which have been impaired by illness or injury or,…