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Introduction to CPT Codes: Codes Used by PT & OT

presented by Rick Gawenda, PT

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This course will discuss how the monetary value of a CPT code is determined and what the relative value units are that make up the three components of a CPT code. In addition, this course will teach participants the supervised and constant attendance modality CPT codes as well as the strapping, manual muscle testing, and range of motion testing CPT codes used by physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, and occupational therapy assistants.

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Rick Gawenda, PT

Rick Gawenda, PT, is founder and President of Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. He graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Rick is Director of Finance for a physical-therapist-owned private practice with multiple offices located in Southern California. In addition, he was Director of Physical…

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1. Determining the Monetary Value of a CPT Code

This chapter will teach participants how the Medicare program and other insurance carriers determine the monetary value for each CPT code billed by therapy providers. The chapter will also discuss the geographic cost price index and how payment from the Medicare program for outpatient therapy varies depending on your geographic location.

2. Supervised Modality Codes

This chapter will teach participants the supervised modality codes used by physical and occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, and occupational therapy assistants. Examples of each modality will be provided to assist the therapist or assistant in determining the proper code to bill based on the modality provided.

3. Constant Attendance Modality Codes

This chapter will teach participants the constant attendance modality codes used by physical and occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants and occupational therapy assistants. Examples of each modality will be provided to assist the therapist or assistant in determining the proper code to bill based on the modality provided.

4. Strapping, MMT, ROM, and Canalith Repositioning CPT Codes

This chapter will teach participants the strapping CPT codes used by physical and occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, and occupational therapy assistants. The chapter will explain the difference between strapping and kineseotaping. The chapter will also teach participants the canalith repositioning CPT code as well as the manual muscle testing and range of motion CPT codes.

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