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 code, 3 new occupational therapy evaluation codes and the new occupational therapy reevaluation. The proposed rule provides the long descriptor of each new code along with the components required in the documentation to support the selection of each code.
The new codes along with their long descriptor are: