Question: I have a provider that provides Department of Transportation (DOT) exams. I have found ICD-10 code Z02.4 (encounter for examination for drivers license) but I am unsure which CPT Code to use. Would I still use 99203 or 99204?
There has been some controversy over the use of the ICD-10-CM subluxation codes commonly referred to as traumatic (S13.1-, S23.1-, and S33.1-). Are they appropriate for chiropractors to use? The answer to that question is complicated. The problem basically lies in the lack of official guidance and differing opinions on …
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.
Q: In order to code carpal tunnel syndrome G56.01 or G56.02, does there need to be documentation that nerve conduction (EMG testing) has been performed to confirm the diagnosis?
What is new for Chiropractors for 2018? See for yourself the new ICD-10 and CPT Codes.
Radiculopathy can be an unpleasant condition, but diagnosing, documenting and coding for it does not have to be. It just takes a little research. The brain communicates with the body via the spinal cord which is protected by the bones of the spinal column, called vertebrae. Nerve roots exit in …
Risk Adjustments are used to access an illness or severity and comparing classifications of diseases using diagnosis codes.
Find-A-Code gives you the ability to search for risk codes used for calculations on an individual code or calculator for a group of codes to quickly calculate a risk score.
Keep in mind prior …
What is the ICD-10 code for acetabular labral tear?
Recently, Medicare stated that they expected chiropractic care to be “episodic” in nature. Find out what Medicare expects from your treatment plan to justify medical necessity. How many treatments is too much? What are they looking for in your care? Medicare and ICD-10 Guideline changes in 2017 have resulted in massive audits taking place across the country. Many calls are coming in pertaining to denials and audits. Most are because the doctor and staff are unaware of the regulation changes. Mario Fucinari, DC, CCSP, CPCO, MCS-P, MCS-I is uniquely qualified as being still in active practice, a Certified Medical Compliance Specialist, Certified Compliance Officer and a member of the Carrier Advisory Committee.
Generating a differential diagnosis — that is, developing a list of the possible conditions that might produce a patient’s symptoms and signs — is an important part of clinical reasoning. It allows a provider to perform appropriate testing to rule out possibilities and confirm a final diagnosis.
Courts view the formulation and documentation of a differential diagnosis as evidence of a physician’s competence, prudence, and thoughtfulness.