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Coding => Coding => Topic started by: Christy on January 16, 2013, 08:27:02 AM

Title: Chiro Decompression Therapy?
Post by: Christy on January 16, 2013, 08:27:02 AM
what code do you use for chiro decompression?

thanks!!! :)
Title: Re: Chiro Decompression Therapy?
Post by: DMK on January 16, 2013, 10:06:26 AM
Even though the Chiro may dispute this.....Spinal "decompression" is a fancy way of saying lumbar traction.  It's 97012 - Mechanical traction.  The insurance reimbursement isn't much for this service.  But I'm sure the Chiro has a contract with the patient to pay much more for the service.

As the biller, make sure you understand 100% of the contract the doctor has with the insurance company and the patient so you're not caught up in any unintended billing fraud.
Title: Re: Chiro Decompression Therapy?
Post by: Christy on January 16, 2013, 10:28:34 AM
thanks DMK!