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How To Code CPT 97022 (Whirlpool) & CPT 97036 (Hubbard Tanks)

997022 CPT Code & 997036 CPT code are used to report Whirlpool bath and Hubbard tanks and the most common forms of hydrotherapy.

CPT code 97022 and CPT code 97036 are considered medically necessary when used to enhance the patient’s ability to perform therapeutic exercise.

97022 CPT Code

Description of CPT 97022: Application of a modality to one or more areas; whirlpool.

97036 CPT Code

Description of CPT 97036: Application of a modality to one or more areas; Hubbard tank, each 15 minutes.

Usage & Reimbursement For CPT 97022 & CPT 97036

Only 1 unit of CPT code 97022 should be billed per date of service. Use CPT code 97036 for every 15 minutes.

CPT code 97022 and CPT code 97036 may be reported when the patient suffers from generalised weakness in addition to a specific functional limitation, and requires the buoyancy provided in the whirlpool in order to perform the therapeutic exercise, and/or the patient requires joint stretching (joint range of motion) prior to exercise on dry land.

Whirlpool therapies/Hubbard tank may be considered medically necessary when either circulatory deficiency or areas of desensitization complicate the patient’s condition, and the therapeutic goal is to increase circulation or decrease skin sensitivity.

The use of sterile whirlpool is considered medically necessary when used as part of a plan directed at facilitating the healing of an open wound (e.g., burns).

Specific indications for the use of sterile whirlpools

The patient has a documented open wound which is draining, has a foul odor, or evidence of necrotic tissue; and/or;

the patient has a documented need for wound debridement/bandage removal.

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