Jul 1st, 2014
Your options can mean the difference between getting paid and not getting paid. By Heather M. Garcia, CBCS, CMAA, CMB Aetna has made a nationwide policy decision for chiropractic reimbursement, which states that when manual therapy (97140 Manual therapy techniques, one or more regions, each 15 minutes) is performed on the same date of service ...
Nov 1st, 2012
By Kim Cohee, PT, MS, MBA, DPT, OCS Physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) service modalities are divided into two categories: “supervised” and “constant attendance.” Modalities are typically defined as physical agents intended to effect therapeutic changes (using thermal, acoustic, mechanical, or electric energy). To report these services properly, you must understand the difference ...
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 ...