Coding Maintenance Care

Coding the Type of Service Rendered Many Doctors of Chiropractic enjoy providing wellness and preventative maintenance care, in addition to active and pain relief care.  Sometimes, it is the exclusive care of an office. Some third-party payors have rules about reporting these types of care to them and/or the patients. In this quick tutorial we ...
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Understanding Therapeutic Withdrawal in the Discharge Process

This short video teaches you the value of therapeutic withdrawal not only for clinical purposes but also as a good documentation practice. The intention and definition of therapeutic withdrawal are important to understand and document. This rapid tutorial provides examples of how to document the patient visit when you have decided that therapeutic withdrawal is...
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The ABN Process

Do I Need a Signed ABN? Who doesn’t love a flow chart? Because the ABN process can be difficult to digest, this flowchart walks users through the key questions and touchpoints when an ABN form may be required. Follow along to determine whether mandatory usage is required to be sure you don’t miss an important...
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Medicare Coverage Limitations

Medicare Benefits & Limitations To become proficient at knowing exactly how the ABN form should work, one must fully understand the difference between covered and excluded under Medicare for chiropractic treatment. Then, and only then, can we apply the proper use of the Medicare ABN Form. Review this image that described the three categories of...
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Medicare Chiropractic Services- Covered vs. Non-Covered

What is a Covered Chiropractic Service? Per the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual for Chiropractic, “Coverage of chiropractic service is specifically limited to treatment using manual manipulation (i.e., use of the hands). Additionally, manual devices (i.e., those that are hand-held with the thrust of the force of the device being controlled manually) may be used by...
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Use of the AT Modifier in Chiropractic

Medicare publishes helpful documents and alerts to keep providers in the know about important topics. The use of the AT modifier in Medicare is one of the most critical billing issues providers face. Absence of the AT modifier indicates that the service is maintenance in nature…and therefore, is not payable. Statistics show that overuse of...
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