In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) have emerged as valuable tools that empower individuals to take control of their healthcare expenses and make informed decisions about their healthcare needs. These two financial instruments not only benefit patients but also play a significant role in facilitating interactions between patients and their doctor’s office. They provide a means for managing costs and addressing expenses that fall outside the scope of traditional health insurance coverage, ultimately fostering a more efficient and patient-centered healthcare system.
In the game Duck, Duck, Goose, you never know when you’re going to get picked, who’s going to pick you, or how fast you’ll have to run! You can probably remember sitting in the circle yourself, being nervous for what will happen next and ready to jump to your feet and make a run for it at any given moment.
No matter the type or style of practice we have, we find ourselves in much the same scenario when it comes to not being sure when or which governing, or auditing-type entity may choose us. Will we be prepared? Will we be able to quickly jump to action and respond? Will we know what to do? Are we paying attention and feeling confident? Cash-based, accepting insurance, or turning away Medicare patients—the risks are still real. Just like the children’s game, every duck is different. Some are fast, some slow, some more intimidating than others and there are those that we hope to avoid altogether. And when you’re the goose, you’d better be ready!
When billing 3rd party payers for exercise therapy, matching documentation descriptions to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes can be confusing. There are numerous exercise therapy services, including stretching, and some seem similar and overlap. Yet insurance companies do not think so when processing your claims. In this blog, I’ll show you how to differentiate between them with proper coding.
Exercise Billing: 97110, 97112, or 97530?
Let’s take a deeper look into the proper CPT® coding for exercise therapies. These codes are similar, and it is important to understand how the context and documentation define the differences between them. The details of these codes are dependent on the documentation of each, so providers must recognize the distinctions between these codes as they relate to the intent behind the prescription of the exercise.
Take this simple step for optimal outcomes
Many chiropractors struggle with implementing foot stabilization and custom flexible orthotics into their day-to-day protocol. Let’s get to the bottom of what it will take to help your patients achieve the optimal spinal health they deserve through custom foot alignment and explore the benefits your practice could experience.
Loving Service is My First Technique
More effective adjustments and optimal care that leads to increased patient service and ultimately collections is a worthy goal for your practice. But in the hubbub of busy day-to-day, important steps can fall through the cracks when they are not fully implemented and systematized. In my 40 years of service to chiropractic care, I can boil down the #1 most difficult task for any practice: implementation. And implementation will not happen without a plan.