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Walk in bath

SuperCoder Posted Fri 30th of December, 2011 19:13:56 PM

What is the CPT code for walk in bathtubs?

SuperCoder Answered Fri 30th of December, 2011 19:49:02 PM

Since the medical necessity is not reflected in the question, I can suggest a range of codes with details of the context where to use these codes. You can go through these to determine which of these appropriately suits the scenaro.
If none of the codes below suits your scenario, plz let me know:
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97010 : Application of a modality to 1 or more areas; hot or cold packs
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The health care provider applies heat (dry or moist) or cold to one or more body parts with appropriate padding to prevent skin irritation. The patient is given necessary safety instructions. The treatment requires supervision only and typically only one unit is billed per day. However, when multiple separate treatment sessions are performed per day, it is appropriate to report one unit for each treatment session.
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97018 : Application of a modality to 1 or more areas; paraffin bath
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The health care provider uses a paraffin bath to apply superficial heat to a hand or foot. The part is repeatedly dipped into the paraffin forming a glove. Use of paraffin facilitates treatment of arthritis and other conditions that cause limitations in joint flexibility. The treatment requires supervision and typically only one unit is billed per day. However, when multiple separate treatment sessions are performed per day, it is appropriate to report one unit for each treatment session.
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97022 : Application of a modality to 1 or more areas; whirlpool
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The provider uses a whirlpool to provide superficial heat and cold in an environment that facilitates range of motion and/or exercise. The provider decides the appropriate water temperature and provides safety instruction. The treatment requires supervision and typically only one unit is billed per day. However, when multiple separate treatment sessions are performed per day, it is appropriate to report one unit for each treatment session.
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97036 : Application of a modality to 1 or more areas; Hubbard tank, each 15 minutes
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Hubbard tank is used when it is necessary to immerse the full body into water. Care of wounds and burns may require use of the Hubbard tank to facilitate tissue cleansing and debridement.
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97113 : Therapeutic procedure, 1 or more areas, each 15 minutes; aquatic therapy with therapeutic exercises
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The health care provider directs and/or performs therapeutic exercises with the patient/client in the aquatic environment. This code requires skilled intervention by the health care provider and documentation must support medical necessity of the aquatic environment. This code can be billed in 15-minute units.

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