Every healthcare office needs to know and understand the rules that apply to billing services and supplies. What lessons can we learn from the mistakes of others? What if we have made the same mistake?
Can a chiropractor order a TENS unit for a Medicare patient? We cannot order X-rays for a Medicare patient so I assume we cannot order a TENS unit either.
It’s not that you can’t order the TENS unit, it’s just that when it comes to doctors of chiropractic, Medicare only covers …
Electrical Stimulation and Electromagnetic Therapy Devices can be used for pain, muscle atrophy, help spinal cord injuries, treat symptoms caused by other medical conditions and can be used in the treatment of wounds. This Regence BC/BS article lists codes and devices and gives guidance on coding from Medicare Advantage viewpoint.
Is it necessary to use the modifier NU for all supplies? or is NU part of the code itself? Where should the NU be noted on the 1500 form?
Are there more specific codes for supplies rather than using 99070?