Medicare is changing their policy regarding coverage of acupuncture, but in order to provide these services, you must follow their rules.
Now is the time to comment on a proposal to cover acupuncture for chronic low back pain. This comment period is the part of the HHS response to the opioid crisis. You only have until August 14th to officially comment.
In this webinar, Dr. Marty Kotlar (certified coding and compliance expert) will discuss how to add
Acupuncture services to a Chiropractic office. Topics include how to find and employ acupuncturists, CPT/ICD-10 coding, 15 minute increments vs the 8 minute rule, how to bill for office visits on same day as acupuncture and how to create an acupuncture billing and coding policy manual.
Many procedure codes are considered “timed codes,” that is, the number of units are determined by the amount of time spent performing the service. Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 5 clarification included here.