Chiropractic CPT Code Chiropractic CPT codes,
or Current Procedural Terminology Codes, are the codes that are used to
describe the services performed by a provider to a patient for the purpose
of medical insurance billing. There are certain CPT codes that are
specific to Chiropractic.
The manipulation codes are from 98940 to 98943 dependent upon the number
of areas the chiropractor works on. New York State Medicare
reimburses chiropractors for these codes only.
They will not cover any other services provided by
Some of the commercial insurance
companies reimburse chiropractors a global fee. That is they allow a
certain dollar amount per visit, no matter what services were
performed or what CPT codes are billed.
bill for modalities in addition to the manipulation or office visit
codes. Modality codes usually range from 97010 - 97530. Some insurance companies will pay for the modalities also.
CPT codes along with the ICD9 diagnosis codes are used in insurance
billing to indicate both the diagnosis of the patient and the procedure
performed by the physician. The diagnosis can be a very important part of the billing process.
These codes are available in
books published by the American Medical Association and others.
There are books available that just contain the CPT codes that are
specific to chiropractors. These books are usually better since
there are so many other CPT codes that are not relevant to a
chiropractor. We have also written a book on chiropractic
billing. You can read more about it here.
For more information on code books and coding.
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