The analysis of any legal or medical billing is dependent on numerous specific facts — including the factual situations present related to the patients, the practice, the professionals and the medical services and advice. Additionally, laws and regulations and insurance and payer policies are subject to change. The information that has been accurate previously can be particularly dependent on changes in time or circumstances. The information contained in this web site is intended as general information only. It is not intended to serve as medical, health, legal or financial advice or as a substitute for professional advice of a medical coding professional, healthcare consultant, physician or medical professional, legal counsel, accountant or financial advisor. If you have a question about a specific matter, you should contact a professional advisor directly. CPT copyright American Medical Association. All rights reserved. CPT is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.
Virginia PT Sharp Debridement
Sharp debridement is
an invasive procedure and, in accordance with § 54.1-3482 of the Code of
Virginia, requires physician referral and direction. Sharp debridement requires
specific skills and training in wound care and on-going
evaluation by the physical therapist. If,
in the professional judgment of the physical
therapist responsible for the patient, the physical therapist assistant has the
competency, advanced skills, and post entry-level training to perform sharp debridement, it may be delegated to the
Board of Physical Therapy Guidance Doc: 112-14
Therapy Comply LLC Copyright 2022
Therapy Comply does not claim copyright over US Federal and State materials
CPT codes are copyright 1995-2022 American Medical Association. All rights reserved.
Therapy Comply is a healthcare compliance firm that seeks to bring high quality web-based compliance guidance and one-on-one consulting services to small and medium size physical, occupational, and speech therapy practices.
Join today as either a monthly or a yearly member and enjoy full access to the site and a significant discount to our live and recorded webinars. Members also have access to compliance and billing support.