The two familiar CPT codes for physical therapy evaluation and reevaluation disappeared beginning January 2017. In their place, PTs must use three new evaluation codes and a new reevaluation code.
The new evaluation codes reflect three levels of patient presentation: low-complexity (97161), moderate-complexity (97162), and high-complexity (97163), and replace the 97001 code. The new reevaluation code (97164) replaces the 97002.
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