In Billing
Dec 2nd, 2013
Question: Our therapist recently saw a patient for whom she performed an Epley maneuver for the treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). In researching how to code for this, I came across a 2010 article in AAPC’s Coding Edge stating that Medicare will not pay for the procedure. Is this true? Answer: In 2009, ...
Jul 1st, 2012
By Marty Kotlar, DC, CHCC, CBCS Last month, we discussed coding and billing for therapeutic procedures and modalities in chiropractic practice, concentrating on services provided to individual patients (“Add Therapeutic Procedures and Modalities to a Chiropractic Practice,” pages 22-25). This month, we’ll explore proper billing and coding for group therapy, as well as additional individual ...
Jun 1st, 2012
It’s a worthwhile venture, but document and code claims carefully to get paid. By Marty Kotlar, DC, CHCC, CBCS Adding therapeutic procedures and modalities can be a great adjunct to a chiropractic practice. Many doctors of chiropractic medicine incorporate therapeutic procedures and modalities, and most insurance carriers (except Medicare) will reimburse chiropractors for them. Supervised ...
Jul 1st, 2010
By Michael D. Miscoe JD, CPC, CASCC, CUC, CCPC, CHCC, CRA Note: This article takes a purely CPT® approach to code selection and ignores the potential for varying code results based on contrary controlling guidance from the carrier or controlling reimbursement statute  or the inclusion of the S codes in HCPCS Level II by the ...
In Billing
Apr 1st, 2010
Code prompts debate over CMS choice to bundle with E/M procedure. By Brad Ericson, MPC, CPC, COSC CPT® 2009 added new canalith repositioning (CRP) code 95992 Canalith repositioning procedure(s) (e.g. Epley maneuver, Semont maneuver), per day. The procedure is used to treat vertigo and involves therapeutic maneuvering of the patient’s body and head, using gravity ...