On August 3, 2020, the proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2021 was released. This 1,355 page document includes some sweeping changes to the Medicare program. There are a few items in particular which should be noted by chiropractic offices.
In the ChiroCode Newsletter released yesterday regarding Medicare coverage of acupuncture, one sentence in particular has let to some confusion. Read more about it here.
Medicare is changing their policy regarding coverage of acupuncture, but in order to provide these services, you must follow their rules.
Question: We are adding a massage therapist soon and have some questions about billing their services.
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.
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?
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 …
There are some interesting coding changes which chiropractic offices will want to know about. Are codes that you are billing changing?
Have you ever had a patient take more time with the provider than they were scheduled for? Do you understand which codes to report and the rules that govern them to allow for better reimbursement?
Prolonged Service codes were created just for that reason but you must carefully follow the documentation …
On July 29, 2019, CMS released their proposed rule for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2020. Last year’s final rule “finalized the assignment of a single payment rate for levels 2 through 4 office/outpatient E/M visits beginning in CY 2021.” It also changed some of the documentation requirements (e.g., …
Low level laser therapy (LLLT), also known as cold laser therapy, is a form of phototherapy which uses a device that produces laser beam wavelengths, typically between 600 and 1000 nm and watts from 5–500 milliwatts (mW). It is often used to treat the following:
Inflammatory conditions (e.g., Rheumatoid Arthritis, Carpal …