ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V57.21

Encntr occupatnal thrpy

Diagnosis Code V57.21

ICD-9: V57.21
Short Description: Encntr occupatnal thrpy
Long Description: Encounter for occupational therapy
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V57.21

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services (E)
    • Persons encountering health services for specific procedures and aftercare (V50-V59)
      • V57 Care involving use of rehabilitation procedures

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V57.21 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Admission (encounter)
      • for
        • occupational therapy V57.21
        • rehabilitation V57.9
          • occupational V57.21
        • therapy
          • occupational V57.21
    • Aftercare V58.9
      • occupational therapy V57.21
      • rehabilitation procedure V57.9
        • occupational V57.21
    • Occupational
      • therapy V57.21
    • Rehabilitation V57.9
      • occupational V57.21
    • Therapy V57.9
      • occupational V57.21

Information for Patients


Also called: Rehab

After a serious injury, illness or surgery, you may recover slowly. You may need to regain your strength, relearn skills or find new ways of doing things you did before. This process is rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation often focuses on

  • Physical therapy to help your strength, mobility and fitness
  • Occupational therapy to help you with your daily activities
  • Speech-language therapy to help with speaking, understanding, reading, writing and swallowing
  • Treatment of pain

The type of therapy and goals of therapy may be different for different people. An older person who has had a stroke may simply want rehabilitation to be able to dress or bathe without help. A younger person who has had a heart attack may go through cardiac rehabilitation to try to return to work and normal activities. Someone with a lung disease may get pulmonary rehabilitation to be able to breathe better and improve their quality of life.

  • Leaving the hospital - your discharge plan
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities - choosing
  • Skilled nursing or rehabilitation facilities

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