More Telehealth Changes Announced by CMS Chiropractic Offices Should Know About

On March 31, 2020, CMS announced further changes to their telehealth program in response to this unprecedented public health emergency (PHE). The announcement included far more information than is presented in this article which only summarizes the changes to telehealth. In fact, it does change a little of the information included in our March 31st webinar.

Providing Telehealth Services During COVID-19 Crisis

The rules for providing telehealth services during this pandemic have changed and some requirements have been waived. Please keep in mind that “waiving requirements” does not mean that anything goes. Another important consideration is that Medicare and private payers may likely have different rules so you need to make sure that you know individual payer requirements during this time.

Billing for Telemedicine in Chiropractic

Many large private payers recognize the potential cost savings and improved health outcomes that telemedicine can help achieve, therefore they are often willing to cover it. While there are several considerations, there could be certain circumstances where telemedicine might apply to chiropractic care.

Q/A: How Do I Bill a House Call?

Question
If a provider makes a house call to/for a patient, is there a way that it is represented on the claim form?  A modifier, or something else?
Answer
Modifiers are not used to identify that a service was performed in the patient’s home. However, other modifier rules must be followed (e.g., modifier GP …

Q/A: I Submitted a Claim to the VA and it’s Being Denied. Why?

I submitted a claim to the VA and it’s being denied. Why?

There are several reasons why your claim might be denied by the Veterans Administration (VA). However, without more information about the claim itself (e.g., services billed), we can only provide the following general information about the VA and chiropractic …