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carsononfm

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MD billing PT codes
« on: December 20, 2013, 03:52:59 PM »
Can a medical doctor bill out physical therapy codes?  If so, does anybody have a reference to this on a medicare site?
Any help would be appreciated.  The codes in question are 97010 97014 97018 97535.

Merry

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Re: MD billing PT codes
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2013, 04:34:47 PM »
Regardless of any state licensing that allows other health professionals to provide therapy services, Medicare is authorized to pay only for services provided by those trained specifically in physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech-language pathology.

I would be curious why a physician would deliver therapy services to a patient. It is not just the therapy but functional reporting tht is required for PT services. And there are caps on these services also. I would contact the AAPT and ask them. They have a good legal department.

Merry