I often receive questions of what is the difference between CPT codes 97039, 97139 and 97799 and can I give an example of when a provider of therapy services would use these CPT codes. Lets first begin by defining the 3 CPT codes. According to the American Medical Association (AMA), CPT 2017 Professional, the codes are as follows:
- 97039 – Unlisted modality (specify type and time if constant attendance)
- 97139 – Unlisted therapeutic procedure (specify)
- 97799 – Unlisted physical medicine/rehabilitation service or procedure
So, what are some examples of interventions that would be included in each of these codes?
Examples of CPT code 97039 could include, but is not limited to,
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