Intersegmental traction therapy via the use of roller tables has been used by doctors of chiropractic for many years. Recently, questions have arisen regarding the appropriate billing of roller tables. This is largely due to the statement published in the July 2020 CPT Assistant published by the American Medical Association (AMA). Which code should you really be using?
Question: I got a denial on my claim and it said the problem was with the diagnoses codes that I used. I used M54.15 and M79.2. I don’t understand why this is a problem.
Topic: Electrical Stimulation (EMS)
Question: An orthopedic surgeon/IME recommended a denial for all electrical stimulation
(EMS) by stating that “according ODG electrical stimulation is experimental therefore not
medically necessary or eligible for reimbursement.” Is that true?
Is there a way to bill out for Class 4 deep tissue hot laser treatments?
Watch Another quick tip from the ChiroCode HelpDesk – Plain Film Xray Penalty 2017. Even though this news comes from Medicare, who does not reimburse chiropractic physicians for x-rays, private payers nearly always follow their example. This represents the trend of X-ray reimbursement for all of healthcare.
Q&A: If we use low level codes on each visit (such as 98940, 99212, 99202), will our chances of being audited be less than if we billed higher level codes?
Are there more specific codes for supplies rather than using 99070?
97110, Therapeutic Exercises, is one of the most commonly used CPT codes for Chiropractors. Unfortunately it is also misunderstood and misused far too often. For instance, did you know that it should not be reported with modifier 52, ever? Find out all you need to know about this code in the 2016 ChiroCode DeskBook Common Procedure Codes chapter.
In this webinar, Dr. Gwilliam will review chapter 4.2 Common Procedure Codes. More than half the chapter is brand new for 2016 and it is crammed full of coding and documentation tips for the codes you use most. Figure out all the little tricks you need to keep your claims clean and survive an audit. Bring your copy of your DeskBook to follow along.
Stop losing hard-earned dollars. Too often, dollars are left on the table at billing time. Adjunctive codes for associated services should be added when they are appropriate. Here are a few examples of coding that are often overlooked.
97014 & 97032 Electrical Stimulation Supplies
According to the Relative Value Update Committee (RUC), …