New PT & OT Evaluation Codes Released

Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the 2017 proposed rule for services paid under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. This proposed rule includes the long awaited new evaluation and reevaluation codes for physical and occupational therapy services. The proposed rule provides the 3 new physical therapy evaluation codes, new physical therapy reevaluation…

New ICD-10 Codes for FY 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 ICD-10-CM codes that will become effective for dates of service beginning on October 1, 2016 and lasting through September 30, 2017. There are 1974 new ICD-10-CM codes, 425 diagnosis codes with revised definitions, and 311 codes that were deleted. Regarding therapy…