How do you bill for a medical massage?

What Are The Most Common CPT Codes for Massage Therapy?

  1. 97010 Hot and Cold Pack Therapy (Hydrotherapy)
  2. 97124 Massage Therapy (Basic Swedish Massage): Therapeutic Procedure, 15 minutes; one or more areas, including effleurage, petrissage, and tapotement, compression, percussion.

What is the billing code for massage therapy?

CPT 97124
As per the American Medical Association (AMA), massage therapy (CPT 97124) includes kneading, wringing, skin rolling, rhythmic percussion, cupping, hacking, or plucking.

Can massage therapists use CPT codes?

The CPT codes massage therapists can use without question are: 97010 – hot and cold packs; 97124 – massage; and 97140 – manual therapy.

What modifier do I use for massage therapy?

Modifier “-59” & 8-Minute Rule According to the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI), massage therapy (97124) and manual therapy (97140) are considered to be linked, meaning if one of these codes is billed, only one payment may be received despite two services being provided.

What is massage code?

97124 Massage Therapy Describes the work inherent in massage, which is a separate and distinct service from codes 98940-98943. CPT code 97124 describes work including effleurage, petrissage, and/or tapotement (stroking, compression, percussion) for every 15 minutes.

What does CPT code 97140 mean?

Manual therapy techniques
CPT® code 97140: Manual therapy techniques, 1 or more regions, each 15 minutes (Mobilization/manipulation, manual lymphatic drainage, manual traction)

Can a massage therapist Bill 97110?

Be very careful billing massage as 97110 (Therapeutic exercises) or 97140 (Manual therapy). Since there is code 97124 (massage – including effleurage, petrissage and/or tapotement (stroking, compression, percussion)) You must use this code when massage is documented.

What is the ICD 10 code for massage therapy?

ICD-10-PCS Code 8E0KX1Z – Therapeutic Massage – Codify by AAPC.

Who can bill CPT 97140?

American Medical Association (AMA) coding guidelines dictate that it is only appropriate to bill for Chiropractic Manipulative Treatment (CMT) and manual therapy (CPT code 97140) for the same patient on the same visit under certain circumstances.

Do I need modifier for 97140?

The 97140 CPT code is appended with the modifier -59 or the appropriate -X modifier.

Does Medicare cover CPT code 97124?

Services that do not meet the requirements for covered therapy services in Medicare manuals are not payable using codes and descriptions as therapy services.