This course is offered to physical therapists wanting to learn more about the new codes for physical therapy evaluations and reevaluations that take effect January 1, 2017.
In this course, you will explore the elements of an evaluation and what conditions must be met for each level of complexity. This course also provides practical, interactive examples to help you practice documentation and proper code selection.
This course was built in partnership with the American Physical Therapy Association.
No CEUs are offered for this course.
NOTE: This course is not a substitute for legal advice for any individual provider or situation. Always consult your company's legal or compliance personnel with any questions or concerns related to this subject matter.
Estimated Runtime: 30 minutes
Last Updated: August 22, 2017
Keywords: CPT evaluation eval codes current procedural terminology documentation billing coding complexity reevaluation reeval re-eval outpatient rehabilitation physical therapy PT new 2017 reform 97161 97162 97163 97164
Chapter one provides an overview of the updated CPT evaluation codes for Physical Therapy. Learn why the codes were updated, what the difference is between them, when they take effect, and more.
This chapter reviews the four parts of the physical therapy evaluation process; identifying which details to capture in each area of the patient history, examination, clinical presentation, and your clinical decision making.
Complexity can be challenging. This section will show what conditions are needed for each level of complexity and the key elements to document to support that level. This documentation support is critical to avoid denials or delays in payment.
This chapter highlights five unique case examples to demonstrate the fundamentals of what documentation is needed. This interactive chapter is aimed at providing the learner with experience selecting the right code for each complexity level.