ROCKVILLE, Md. (PRWEB) February 02, 2023
GaitBetter, a digital neurotherapeutics company providing a state-of-the-art motor-cognitive virtual reality (VR) intervention for gait rehabilitation and fall prevention, announced today the granting of a new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Category III add-on code 0791T for its technology. The new CPT add-on code is used in conjunction with CPT code 97116 (Gait Training) and will become effective on July 1, 2023. Healthcare providers can submit claims with the new code when they perform a 15-minute gait training session in conjunction with the FDA-listed GaitBetter system. Any clinic providing and any patient requiring gait training will benefit immensely from this new CPT code. This includes, but not limited to, patients with total knee replacement that experience gait impairment, post-acute or chronic neurological patients struggling with motor-cognitive function, or older adults with a history of falls.
“As the owner of multiple physical therapy clinics and an active user of GaitBetter, I understand the importance of utilizing the most current and accurate coding for our patients' treatments," commented Dr. Todd Mason, DPT, founder of Total Fitness Connection. “With the new CPT add-on code 0791T covering the use of GaitBetter during gait training (CPT 97116), we can ensure that our clinics receive the most appropriate reimbursement while also tracking and measuring the effectiveness of the treatment. I’m very excited about the opportunity to bring best practices to my neuro, ortho, and geriatric patients while also strongly differentiating my clinic.”
"This is an important reimbursement milestone for providers who wish to advance gait rehabilitation treatment for patients with gait disorders due to neurodegeneration, and chronic or post-acute conditions," commented Hilik Harari, CEO of GaitBetter. “The American Medical Association’s decision to issue a new CPT code covering GaitBetter’s intervention is further evidence of the value of our established and proven technology."
Backed by more than eight clinical trials and 20-peer reviewed publications, GaitBetter uses gamification and semi-immersive VR to simulate motor-cognitive challenges that patients experience in everyday life. Clinically proven to accelerate more positive outcomes and reduce falls by over 70%, GaitBetter’s innovative solution enables clinicians to tailor therapy intensity and specificity to the unique needs of their patients.
Harnessing AI-based gait tracking, patients play a fun and safe ‘game’ as they see their feet movements projected into a VR environment displayed on a TV screen in front of them. Easily added to any treadmill, patients face virtual obstacles to improve gait while performing complex tasks requiring attention, memory, motor planning and execution to enhance motor-cognitive skills. This innovative dual-tasking approach combined with gamified therapy accelerates outcomes while keeping patients immersed, happy and motivated.
With thousands of people benefiting in leading centers around the world, the GaitBetter motor-cognitive rehabilitation system is ideal for use in inpatient settings, outpatient clinics, physical therapy clinics, senior centers and senior living communities. To learn more or experience it yourself, visit GaitBetter at Booth #2943 at the 2023 American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) on February 23-25th in San Diego.
GaitBetter is a leading digital neurotherapeutics company providing virtual reality motor-cognitive therapy for gait rehabilitation, fall prevention, and early detection of neurodegenerative diseases. Backed by more than 20 peer-reviewed publications, GaitBetter’s VR motor-cognitive platform accelerates patient outcomes and reduces fall risk by 70%. Harnessing AI, gamification and VR, GaitBetter provides personalized neurotherapeutic training via virtual simulation of motor-cognitive challenges in everyday life. This unique dual-tasking approach enhances brain functions that lead to improved cognition, better, steadier, and safe walking and improved self-confidence. To learn more, visit https://www.gaitbetter.com/.