Medical Billing Forum

General Category => General Questions => Topic started by: lisa on November 28, 2015, 10:55:56 PM

Title: speech therapy
Post by: lisa on November 28, 2015, 10:55:56 PM
I do medical billing for internal medicine and chiropractic I was asked to do billing for a speech therapist is it similar to what i have been doing or is it very different and will be hard to learn?
Title: Re: speech therapy
Post by: Michele on November 30, 2015, 09:58:20 AM
Speech therapy is not difficult in my opinion.  There are only a couple of cpt codes that they use.  Not all insurances cover it, or it is only covered for certain diagnoses.  A lot of times authorization may be required but it's the same as in Chiropractic.  Auths are either given for a time period or a specific number of visits.
Title: Re: speech therapy
Post by: StephD on November 30, 2015, 01:42:55 PM
I love billing for speech therapy!  Michelle is right on the money with what she wrote.  ASHA.org is a great resource.  They have tons of information about billing and codes.