The 2nd character defines the particular body system or general physiological system or anatomical region involved.
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:
The root type Treatment includes training as well as activities which restore function. The fourth character specifies the body region and/or system on which the procedure is performed. The fifth character is a type qualifier that further specifies the procedure performed. Examples include therapy to improve the range of motion and training for bathing techniques. The sixth character specifies the equipment used. Specific equipment is not defined in the equipment value. Instead, broad categories of equipment are specified (e.g., aerobic endurance and conditioning, assistive/ adaptive/supportive, etc.) The seventh character is not specified in the rehabilitation and diagnostic audiology section, and always has the value None.