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22nd Virtual PRAT Grand Rounds: Application of CPT Codes in Assistive Technology Centers

Program ID Number: CRS000696
CEU Course ID: P280.15
Webinar Length of Time: 1.5 hour

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Carmen DiGiovine, PhD, ATP, RET
Carmen is a Rehabilitation Engineer and is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in the Occupational Therapy Division-School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at The Ohio State University. He is also the Program Director for the Assistive Technology Center at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr. DiGiovine has over 15 years of experience in the field of rehabilitation engineering and is an active member of RESNA.

Current areas of interest include:


Theresa Berner, MOT, OTR/L, ATP
Theresa is a Clinical Instructor at The Ohio State University, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Division of Occupational Therapy.

Current areas of interest include:

Note: Faculty for this activity have been required to disclose all relationships with any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services, with the exemption of nonprofit or government organizations and non-healthcare related companies.

* No conflicts have been disclosed.


The American Medical Association (AMA) has maintained Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) as a code set that describes clinically recognized and accepted services provided by health care professionals to individual patients and populations. CPT codes communicate uniform information about services and procedures to accurately describe services provided. This information can be used for consistent and reliable communication among the health care teams. It is common for therapists to be focused on their clinical problem solving and treatment planning and miss opportunities to choose appropriate CPT codes to support the intervention provided in the clinic. In the area of assistive technology, specifically seating and mobility, emphasis is placed on criteria for equipment justification while documentation of time and skilled services are overlooked. Choosing appropriate CPT codes are essential to match patient intervention with the provided services. This presentation will focus on CPT codes used most often in the area of assistive technology and highlight codes that may be overlooked. We will explain the CPT codes and give examples of supporting documentation. By the end of the presentation, participants should be more comfortable with understanding and selecting appropriate CPT codes for treatment intervention.

Learning Objectives

Upon attending this seminar, participants will be able to:

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Updated | 08.17.2015