In July, I wrote and published an article “Can I Double Book or Overlap Medicare Patients“. In that article, I explained the definition of “requires direct one-on-one patient contact” and how to do the proper billing when treating 2 or more patients during the same time period, whether Medicare or non-Medicare. In this article, I will provide which CPT codes require the therapist or assistant have direct one-on-one patient contact in order to bill that CPT code to the patient for that visit.
According to the American Medical Association, the following CPT codes require direct one-on-one patient contact for physical and occupational therapy services:
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