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CPT Code 97150 | Group Therapeutic Procedures (2 Or More Individuals)

CPT 97150 describes a therapeutic procedure in which a healthcare provider conducts activities with two or more patients with similar physical conditions or goals, such as aquatic therapy, exercise therapy, or group neuro-rehabilitation, and is responsible for demonstrating and supervising the procedures.

What Is CPT Code 97150?

CPT code 97150 describes a therapeutic procedure conducted with a group of two or more individuals.

The procedure may involve group therapy, in which a provider works with patients who have a common ailment or are working towards similar goals and require similar types of treatment.

The provider designs and leads therapeutic activities such as aquatic therapy, exercise therapy, or group neuro-rehabilitation for patients with similar physical conditions.

The provider is responsible for demonstrating and supervising the therapeutic procedures.

Description

The CPT book describes CPT code 97150 as: “Therapeutic procedure(s), group (2 or more individuals).”

Procedure

Group therapy is a form of treatment in which a provider works with two or more patients who have a common ailment or are working towards similar goals and require similar types of therapy.

The provider designs and leads therapeutic activities such as aquatic therapy, exercise therapy, or group neuro-rehabilitation for patients with similar physical conditions.

For example, the provider might lead a group of patients who have undergone similar knee surgery or would benefit from the same pool exercises. The provider is responsible for demonstrating and supervising the therapeutic procedures.

How To Use CPT 97150

Use only one unit of CPT 97150 per patient per day.

Report CPT code 97150 for each member of the group.

Group therapy procedures involve the constant attendance of a physician or other qualified healthcare professional, such as a therapist. Still, they do not require one-on-one patient contact with the same healthcare professional.

If manipulation is performed under general anesthesia, refer to the appropriate anatomic section in the musculoskeletal system.

For osteopathic manipulative treatment, use codes CPT 98925 until CPT 98929.

Do not report 97150 with CPT 97154 or CPT 97158.

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