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CPT Code 97750 | Description, Procedure & Billing Guidelines (2022)

Bill CPT code 97750 for every 15 minutes a provider evaluates a patient’s physical performance with daily living tests.

1. What Is CPT Code 97750?

CPT 97750 covers evaluating a patient’s musculoskeletal system’s physical performance and functional capacity through activities and daily living tests.

This procedure includes an assessment of the patient’s physical performance and a written report with the outcome of the evaluation.

2. Description

The CPT book describes 97750 as follows: “Physical performance test or measurement (eg, musculoskeletal, functional capacity), with a written report, each 15 minutes.”

3. Procedure

The 97750 CPT code procedure begins with the provider preparing the testing area with the equipment needed to test a specific patient.

Then, they calibrate the instruments and start evaluating the patient’s

  • pain levels;
  • grip strength;
  • sensation;
  • climbing capabilities;
  • walking capabilities;
  • other mobility activities.

Next, the provider evaluates the patient’s positional tolerance, such as;

  • sitting;
  • pushing; and
  • lifting

Then, they continue with strength tests, such as;

  • pulling;
  • pushing; and
  • lifting.

The provider documents the outcomes of the 97750 procedure in a written report which includes details of the tests, the results, and possible treatments.

Finally, they instruct the patient on how to perform daily activities (for example, related to work and safety).

4. How To Use CPT Code 97750

You may use CPT code 97750 for comprehensive and detailed performance testing because this procedure covers relevant physical performance tests for any ailment.

One unit of CPT 97750 can be billed for every 15 minutes of testing.

5. Resources

CPT Professional 2022

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