ICD-10-PCS Section: F - Physical Rehabilitation and Diagnostic Audiology

Physical Rehabilitation and Diagnostic Audiology

The seven characters in the physical rehabilitation and diagnostic audiology section have the following meaning:

  • Character 1 = Section
  • Character 2 = Section Qualifier
  • Character 3 = Root Type
  • Character 4 = Body System & Region
  • Character 5 = Type Qualifier
  • Character 6 = Equipment
  • Character 7 = Qualifier

Physical rehabilitation section codes represent procedures including physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology. Osteopathic procedures and chiropractic procedures are in sections 7 and 9 respectively. Physical rehabilitation and diagnostic audiology procedure codes have a first character value of "F". The second character specifies the section qualifier Rehabilitation or Diagnostic Audiology. The third character specifies the root type.

There are 14 different root type values, which can be classified into four basic categories of rehabilitation and diagnostic audiology procedures, defined as follows:

  • Treatment: Use of specific activities or methods to develop, improve and/or restore the performance of necessary functions, compensate for dysfunction and/or minimize debilitation
  • Assessment: Includes a determination of the patient’s diagnosis when appropriate, need for treatment, planning for treatment, periodic assessment and documentation related to these activities
  • Fitting(s): Design, fabrication, modification, selection and/or application of splint, orthosis, prosthesis, hearing aids and/or other rehabilitation device
  • Caregiver Training: Educating caregiver with the skills and knowledge used to interact with and assist the patient