I would try using a gait dysfunction code like 719.7 (difficulty walking) or
a gait disturbance (I believe it's a 717.add 4th and 5th) I'm not positive
on the latter one. I know Medicare has stopped paying for the 719.7, but
other plans may still cover it. I can check on the gait disturbance for you
if you'd like for me to.
BTW I'm going to NGCS&U next week to talk to their graduating class for
Prof. Socialization. I'll tell Frank you said hello. I hope all is well in
----- Original Message -----
From: "Summit Physical Therapy, Patrick Zerr" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2004 11:40 AM
Subject: Diabete's treatment
> Hello all;
> I am wondering if any of you are treating diabetes, type II, specifically
with physical therapy. If so what ICD 9 diagnostic codes are you using?
> I would think it is a viable to treat people to help get the metabolic
rates higher through exercise and training them correctly. Also there may
be diabetics who have painful joints / muscles / conditions that prevent
them from exercising.
> I would like to hear your comments.
> Thank you!
> Patrick Zerr
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