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    Default Chiropractor billing kinesio taping

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    Does anyone know if chiropractors can bill for kinesio taping or do they have to be certified?


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    Default Kizzie Savage

    Yes they indeed can if they are certified to do the taping

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    Smile Cpt code for Kinesio taping

    Can someone tell me what the cpt code is for Kinesio Taping?

    Thank you in advance,

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    29200 - Thorax
    29240 - Shoulder
    29260 - Elbow or Wrist
    29280 - Hand or Finger
    29520 - Hip
    29530 - Knee
    29540 - Ankle and/or Foot
    29550 - Toes

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    Our office has been billing 97139 for Kinesio tape...if the Dr was certified to tape would this then be a covered service?


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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Eugene, OR Chapter


    Has 29220, lumbar strapping, been discontinued?
    Jasmine Stone, CPC-P | Risk Adjustment QA Coder
    ATRIO Health Plans
    Roseburg, OR


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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    ST Paul, MN


    Sorry to disagree here, but the strapping codes are not usable for kinesio taping. The March 2012 CPT assistant has a terrific article on this. Basically states the strapping codes are for immobilization of the joints (think shoulder strapping or wrapping of the ribs/thorax). Simple kinesiotaping (using of tape to restrict or assist in the movement of particular muscle groups) would be considered as part of either 97110 or 97112. If only providing taping services, it may be best to only charge for the supply itself. Also, if you can find a copy of the American Chiropractic Association's (ACA) public guidelines from 2014, they also back this idea. Hope this helps
    Brian Johnsen, CPC
    St Paul, MN

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    Default Any 2016 updates on kinesio taping?

    Does anyone knows what codes to use more recently?
    Thank you

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    Apr 2007
    Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

    Default Kinesio Taping

    I agree with Brian, I work for a payor and we do not pay strapping (used to immobilize) for kinesio (used to assist in movement) taping. We accept 97112 for kinesio taping.

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