Follow the rules when mapping out a compliant plan of care. Chiropractic physicians use evaluation and management (E/M) codes to describe the work involved in determining what is wrong with a patient and creating a plan of care. After a plan of care is in place, the work is carried out at subsequent encounters. Map ...
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 Coding
Feb 1st, 2010
Straighten any kinks in initial subluxation claims with good documentation. By Marty Kotlar, DC, CHCC, CBCS Question: I have been treating Medicare patients for the last three years and my office manager recently told me there are specific chiropractic guidelines for a Medicare patient on the initial visit. I did not know that. I just ...