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Chiropractic Billing & Coding Changes for 2015 – PQRS, Modifier 59, ICD-10 (& More!)

Slow-movers beware! 2015 is looking to be a fast paced year in terms of changes applicable to chiropractors.  Here’s a few you absolutely cannot afford to miss: 1) PQRS Reporting Gets Less Complicated: Now that the incentive period is over, Medicare has reduced the chiropractic PQRS reporting requirements. For this year, only two reporting measures are required (Measure #131 for Pain and …

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Good News About Aetna’s Policy on Chiropractic & Manual Therapy (Maybe)

Over the past several months, I’ve written about Aetna’s medical policy decision to deny payment for Manual Therapy (97140) and your chiropractic adjustments (98940-42) when performed on the same day – (see Aetna Denials for Manual Therapy, Part 1 and Part 2) This policy, which began rolling out late in 2012 and went into full effect nationally on March 1, …

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13 Things Chiropractors Will Have to Change in 2013 (Part 2)

2.  Watch Manual Therapy.  After my email inbox began to explode with complaints about Aetna, I had the privilege of delivering bad news about manual therapy to thousands of chiropractors across the USA. (See my previous blog posts on Aetna Denials for Chiropractic and Manual Therapy Part 1 and Aetna Denials for 97140 and Chiropractic Adjustments Part 2 for more …

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Aetna Denials for 97140 & Chiropractic Adjustments (Part 2)

As I mentioned in my previous blog post Aetna Denials For Manual Therapy (97140) and Chiropractic Adjustments, it appears that Aetna is up to no good again in terms of denying claims for chiropractic adjustments and manual therapy (97140) services performed on the same day. For those of you who read the post, you will recall that I did not …

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Aetna Denials for 97140 Manual Therapy and Chiropractic Adjustments (Again!)

If you haven’t been personally afflicted by the latest round of shenanigans from Aetna in regards to bundling chiropractic adjustments and manual therapy (97140), be forewarned – Aetna’s abusive practice is spreading quickly.  Over the last several weeks, I have been inundated with emails from perplexed chiropractors in all parts of the country who have suddenly noticed that their 97140 …

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