Apr 1st, 2013
By Evan M. Gwilliam, DC, CPC, CCPC, NCICS, CCCPC Right now, it’s hard to say which ICD-10 codes third-party payers will select as medically necessary, but we can make an educated guess based on information from a few sources. For doctors of chiropractic (DCs), the natural place to start is with the relatively short list ...
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 ...
Apr 1st, 2010
By Michael D. Miscoe, JD, CPC, CASCC, CUC, CHCC, CRA Those unfamiliar with chiropractic coding often assume there’s not much to it. The chiropractic scope of practice varies from state to state, and in many states is quite broad. The chiropractic coder must be knowledgeable about evaluation and management (E/M), electro-diagnostic, radiology, musculoskeletal diagnostic, physical ...