Wednesday, November 30, 2016

CMS Issues Updates Part B Therapy Code List for 2017 – NEW PT/OT EVALUATION CODES

The recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) MLN Matters article MM9782 updates the Medicare Part B therapy code list for Calendar Year (CY) 2017 by adding eight “always therapy” codes (97161 – 97168) for physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) evaluative procedures. In the article, CMS also announces the retirement at the end of December 2016 of the four codes currently used to report these services (97001 – 97004). 

Please make sure your therapy and billing staffs are aware of these updates.

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