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CPT Code 97140 | Manual Therapy Techniques (One Or More Regions)

Report CPT 97140 for every 15 minutes of manual therapy provided to one or more regions to treat joints and soft tissue disorders. 

1. What Is CPT Code 97140?

CPT 97140 may be reported for manual therapy in units of 15 minutes. 

Manual therapy is a type of physical therapy that treats disorders of joints and soft tissues with controlled movements and hand pressure.

2. Description

The CPT book describes CPT 97140 as: “Manual therapy techniques (for example, mobilization/ manipulation, manual lymphatic drainage, manual traction), one or more regions, every 15 minutes.”

3. Procedure

This procedure aims to treat disorders such as chronic back pain. It can reduce pain and improve traction, lymphatic drainage, tissue repair, alignment, and joint mobility.

The manual therapist uses the controlled movement of their hand to mobilize and manipulate soft tissues and joints as well as help in lymphatic drainage and traction of muscles in one or more regions of the body.

4. How To Use CPT 97140

15 minutes of manual therapy can be reported with one unit of CPT 97140.

Report CPT 20560 and CPT 20561 for needle insertion/insertions without injection or injections. For example, dry needling or trigger-point acupuncture.

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