Billing and Coding

Billing & Coding for Extremity Adjustments

How to compliantly code and bill for extremity adjustments Question:   Dr. Kotlar, “I treat a lot of extremity conditions. On some patients I will adjust multiple extremities. Example, a rotator cuff strain, golfers elbow and iliotibial band all on one visit. How do I compliantly code and bill for this? Answer:  Let’s begin with a little coding and documentation background. …

Dr Marty Kotlar Chiropractor Target Coding

Dr. Marty Kotlar

DC, CPCO, CBCS

Highlights From April

A Recap Of Our Month

It seems like April just began and now we’re in its final week! This past weekend, we traveled to Colorado Springs to attend the 2017 Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium and had a fun time meeting everyone in attendance. As you may already know, we publish articles several times per week on DC Aligned to help customers stay on top of industry trends, …

Medicare Audits: What YOU Need to Know

Medicare Audits: What YOU Need to Know

Medicare/CMS has been sending audit letters to many chiropractors across the country. I have had the opportunity to review these letters and speak to many of the doctors that have received them. Below is a list of frequently asked questions and my responses based on the information that I have obtained: Why is Medicare doing this audit? This audit relates …

Dr Marty Kotlar Chiropractor Target Coding

Dr. Marty Kotlar

DC, CPCO, CBCS

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Billing and Coding for Elastic Therapeutic Taping

Question:  Dr. Kotlar, “I just started using therapeutic taping on my patients. Is this a payable service by insurance companies? If yes, how do I bill for it?” Answer:  I have read differing opinions on how to bill and code for therapeutic taping. My opinion may differ from what you’ve heard, so please due your due diligence to educate yourself on this …

Dr Marty Kotlar Chiropractor Target Coding

Dr. Marty Kotlar

DC, CPCO, CBCS

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When Good Intentions Are Not Enough

Recently, one of our team members came back from an event frustrated. After speaking about the risks associated with improper discounting and faulty financial and collection policies, she was told more than once, “I don’t care what the regulations say. My state says I can charge whatever I want.” And some states do, but the Office of Inspector General and …

Dr Ray Foxworth Chiropractor ChiroHealthUSA

Dr. Ray Foxworth

Doctor of Chiropractic, President of ChiroHealthUSA