In CMS
Aug 4th, 2015
by John Verhovshek, MA, CPC Canalith repositioning (95992 Canalith repositioning procedure(s) (e.g. Epley maneuver, Semont maneuver), per day) involves therapeutic maneuvering of the patient’s body and head, using gravity to redeposit the calcium crystal debris in the semicircular canal system, for treatment of vertigo. The procedure may be furnished by a physician or a therapist ...
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, ...
In Billing
Apr 1st, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) instructs contractors in Change Request (CR) 7364 to update the therapy code list with an additional “sometimes therapy” code. Providers should be aware that, effective Jan. 1, 2011, CPT® code 95992 Standard Canalith repositioning procedure(s) (eg, Eply maneuver, Semont maneuver), per day has been added to the therapy code ...
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 ...
In CMS
Dec 14th, 2009
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is making two code changes to the initial 2010 therapy code list update—adding one code and removing another. These changes will affect physicians, therapists and providers of therapy services billing Medicare. Effective Jan. 1, 2010, CMS is updating the therapy code list with the “Sometimes Therapy” CPT® code ...