Hydro-Bed Modality Coding

The Intent The purpose of Hydro-Bed therapy is usually to provide muscle relaxation and reduce spasms. In some cases, the therapy is used to prepare tight muscles for an adjustment. When you consider providing, coding, and billing for a service, it’s critical to consider three factors: Can the service be considered medically necessary by the...
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Exam Should Be Driven By History

This Rapid Tutorial brings to light how the history gathered from the patient leads the provider through a medically appropriate exam and explains how to differentiate between medical necessity and clinical appropriateness. Start your training for this module with a better understanding of how the patient’s history drives the exam on any initial visit and how to document this concept as your patient’s story.


Medical Necessity Primers

The core concept of compliant documentation, billing, and coding is that of whether the service would be deemed medically necessary. A keen understanding of the difference between the two is an essential element of running the business of chiropractic. While the service provided may not be different, and the documentation may be similar when a...
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Medical Necessity and Case Management

The term, Medical Necessity, doesn’t always land well in the ears of Doctors of Chiropractic. This terminology is driven by third-party payers as a definition of a level of service that must be met to receive their reimbursement. However, medical necessity is also a requirement of most Chiropractic licensing boards and can be in the...
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Medicare’s Medical Necessity Reference Documents

Download Reference Documents Medicare publishes helpful documents and alerts to keep providers in the know about important topics. Included here are several documents that relate specifically to Chiropractic care and medical necessity. These tools relate to the proper use of the AT Modifier, Chiropractic documentation and the overall rulebook for Medicare policy, The Benefit Policy...
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