Nicole Posted Fri 01st of June, 2012 19:54:26 PM
The PT treated the existing patient for a new body. Would this be billed as a re-evaluation:97002 or an initial visit:97001?
SuperCoder Answered Fri 01st of June, 2012 20:22:09 PM
Evaluations and re-evaluations—Evaluations include assessment and documentation of the patient’s history, level of function, systems review, specific tests and measures, diagnosis, and prognosis. Unique evaluation and re-evaluation codes are used for physical therapists (CPT codes 97001 and 97002). Since it is a new body code it to 97001