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Chiropractic billing and coding

William B Weeks, James M Whedon, Andrew Toler, Christine M Goertz
OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this study were to examine the direct costs associated with Medicare's 2005-2007 "Demonstration of Expanded Coverage of Chiropractic Services" (Demonstration) and their drivers, to explore practice pattern variation during the Demonstration, and to describe scenarios of cost implications had provider behavior and benefit coverage been different. METHODS: Using Medicare Part B data from April 1, 2005, and March 31, 2007, and 2004 Rural Urban Continuum Codes, we conducted a retrospective analysis of traditionally reimbursed and expanded chiropractic services provided to patients aged 65 to 99 years who had a neuromusculoskeletal condition...
October 2013: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Kevin J Pursel, Martin Jacobson, Kathy Stephenson
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to describe a reimbursement model that was developed by one Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) to transition from fee-for-service to add a combination of pay for performance and reporting model of reimbursement for chiropractic care. METHODS: The previous incentive program used by the HMO provided best-practice education and additional reimbursement incentives for achieving the National Committee for Quality Assurance Back Pain Recognition Program (NCQA-BPRP) recognition status...
July 2012: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Karen T Snider, Douglas J Jorgensen
Some osteopathic physicians are not properly reimbursed by insurance companies after providing osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) to their patients. Common problems associated with lack of reimbursements include insurers bundling OMT with the standard evaluation and management service and confusing OMT with chiropractic manipulative treatment or physical therapy services. The authors suggest methods of appeal for denied reimbursement claims that will also prevent future payment denials.
August 2009: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
R D Mootz, J A Hess, A D McMillin
PURPOSE: The American health care financing and delivery system is changing at a rapid pace. As part of recent reform of payment systems for physician services, Medicare has adopted a resource-based relative value scale (RBRVS) that is becoming a national standard. Research has now documented characteristics of physicians' work and the overhead for providing specific health services for most medical specialties and disciplines. This information is being used to develop service descriptions (billing codes) and reimbursement levels...
June 1995: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
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