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PTP Hospital Edits 

PTP Hospital edits are applied to Types of Bills (TOBs) subject to the Outpatient Code Editor (OCE) for OPPS. These edits are applied to outpatient hospital services and other facility services including, but not limited to, therapy providers (Part B Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs)), comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities (CORFs), outpatient physical therapy and speech-language pathology providers (OPTs), and certain claims for home health agencies (HHAs) billing under TOBs 22X, 23X, 75X, 74X, 34X.

Updated: January 5, 2021

Physical Therapy Evaluations and Reevaluations

  • PT Eval; low complexity
  • PT Eval; med complexity
  • PT Eval; high complexity
  • PT Reevaluation

Occupational Therapy Evaluations and Reevaluations

  • OT Eval; low complexity
  • OT Eval; med complexity
  • OT Eval; high complexity
  • OT Reevaluation

Therapeutic Procedures

  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Neuromuscular Reeducation
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Gait Training
  • Massage Therapy
  • Therapeutic Intervention; 15 min
  • Therapeutic Intervention; add 15 min
  • Physical Medicine Procedure
  • Manual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Therapeutic Activities

Modalities

  • Hot or Cold Packs
  • Mechanical Traction
  • Vasopneumatic Devices
  • Paraffin Bath
  • Whirlpool
  • Diathermy
  • Ultraviolet
  • Electrical Stimulation (manual)
  • Iontophoresis
  • Contrast Baths
  • Ultrasound
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Electrical Stimulation (unattended)
  • Electrical Stimulation (Non wound)

Biofeedback

  • Biofeedback Modality
  • Biofeedback Training; initial 15 minutes
  • Biofeedback Training; each additional 15 minutes

Wound Care

  • Removal Devitalized Tissue 20cm/<
  • Removal Devitalized Tissue addl 20 cm<
  • Wound Care (non-selective)
  • Negative Press Wound tx < 50 cm
  • Negative Press Wound tx > 50 cm
  • Negative Press Wound tx </=50 sq cm
  • Negative Press Wound tx >50 cm
  • Low Frequency, Non-Contact, Ultrasound 

Range of Motion and Canalith Repositioning 

  • Range of Motion Measurements 
  • Range of Motion; hand
  • Canalith Repositioning
  • Cognitive Test

ADL and Work Conditioning

  • Sensory Integrative Techniques
  • Self-Care Management
  • Community/Work Integration
  • Wheelchair Management Training
  • Work Hardening

Assessment and Orthotics/Prosthetics

  • Physical Performance Test
  • Assistive Technology Assessment
  • Orthotic Management
  • Prosthetic Management
  • Orthotic/Prosthetic Checkout

Speech Therapy

  • Treatment of Speech; individual
  • Treatment of Speech; group
  • Laryngeal Function Studies
  • Evaluation of Speech Fluency
  • Evaluation of Speech Sound Production
  • Evaluation of Speech with Evaluation of Language Comprehension
  • Behavioral and Qualitative Analysis of Voice and Resonance
  • Treatment of Swallowing Dysfunction
  • Evaluation for Use and/or Fitting of Voice Prosthetic Device
  • Evaluation for Prescription of Speech-Generating AAC Device; first hour
  • Evaluation for Prescription of Speech-Generating AAC Device; each additional 30 minutes
  • Therapeutic Services for Use of Speech-Generating Device
  • Evaluation of Oral and Pharyngeal Swallowing Function
  • Motion Fluoroscopic Evaluation
  • Endoscopic Swallow Evaluation (FEES)
  • Laryngeal Sensory Testing
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation (FEESST)
  • Assessment of Aphasia
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