I am often asked what CPT code do we use to bill for the time we spend establishing, modifying and teaching a home exercise program or other education and training provided to a patient and/or their caregiver (ie. spouse, parent, etc.) that is receiving therapy services from our practice or organization? Caregiver training could include teaching the caregiver how to perform bed mobility and transfers with the patient. It could include teaching the caregiver how to assist the patient up and down the steps using an assistive device. It could include teaching the caregiver compensatory swallowing strategies to use with the patient when the patient is eating and/or drinking. The answer depends on the education and training you are providing.
First off, there is no home exercise or patient education CPT code. You are to bill for the time spent teaching the patient and/or caregiver the exercise program or other education provided under