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Topic Originator: Meg
Post Date March 4, 2011 @ 3:01 PM
Physical Therapy Coding

March 4, 2011 @ 3:01 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

We are having a bit of a discussion between the PTA's and the coder where I work.  The PTA's say that the coding should be under the dianosis, not the V code.  The coder is saying it should be coded under both.

What the PTAs want:
V57.1 other physical therapy
719.46, joint pain localized in the knee
     97110 x 2

What the coder is telling them to do:

V57.1 other physical therapy
   97110 x 2
719.46, joint pain localized in the knee
   97110 x 2

Can someone please clarify?

March 10, 2011 @ 5:52 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Medicare changed the rule in January, you don't have to use the V code as primary.  Hope this helps.

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