Author Topic: Chiro Decompression Therapy?  (Read 968 times)

Christy

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Chiro Decompression Therapy?
« on: January 16, 2013, 08:27:02 AM »
what code do you use for chiro decompression?

thanks!!! :)

DMK

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Re: Chiro Decompression Therapy?
« Reply #1 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.

Christy

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Re: Chiro Decompression Therapy?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2013, 10:28:34 AM »
thanks DMK!