What Do They Want From Me?

A Records Request: A Common Occurrence So, you check the office mailbox – a few EOBs, checks from patients, a menu from the local pizza place, and (sigh) a love note from an insurance company requesting records for a patient. Before panic sets in, understand that this is a common occurrence in the chiropractic profession....
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The Idiosyncrasies of Hot/Cold Packs

Guidance on CPT Code 97010 Code 97010 is a code that is often misused and overbilled. The most common reason is that it is difficult to establish and prove medical necessity for this service and, very often, the documentation does not include appropriate rationale for using this code. Below you will find what the American...
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CMT Reference Documents

 Reference Documents It’s critical to know the rules of the game that you are sitting down to play when billing third-party payers and dealing with CPT® coding. In this section, we’ve provided three excellent reference documents that outline more information about the CMT codes, from three different perspectives. Note the Job Aide from Medicare that...
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CMT & E/M Coding

CMT & E/M Coding Expectations  There are many occasions when it may be necessary to perform both an Evaluation and Management (E/M) service (9920X or 9921X) and a Chiropractic Manipulative Treatment (CMT) service on the same date. Such examples include: New patient visits Established patients with new conditions, new injuries, aggravations, or exacerbations Periodic re-evaluations...
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ICD-10 Coding in Practice Reference Documents

Download Reference Documents It is important that providers are aware of the resources available to them and where the guidelines and regulations come from. In addition to including the reference documents that are available in the previous module, in this module we have provided the Medicare Coverage for Chiropractic Services-Medical Record Documentation Requirements. This resource...
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The Clinical Diagnosis Process

The Diagnosis is Not an Assessment Chiropractors often confuse a diagnosis with the assessment portion of an initial visit note. The diagnosis and the treatment plan are just components of the assessment. The assessment, coupled with the information gathered while taking the patient’s history during examination, and his/her working diagnosis, reveals more about the patient...
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