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2021 ICD Code for Neck Pain

Did you know neck pain is the fourth-leading cause of disability globally? As a chiropractor you are no stranger to this common complaint so it is important to be on top of the latest changes in billable ICD-10 code used for healthcare diagnosis reimbursement of Cervicalgia (Neck Pain). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HT1qL606blA Welcome Read more…

Stop using functional reporting codes such as G8539

The Functional Reporting requirements of reporting the functional limitation nonpayable HCPCS G-codes and severity modifiers on claims for therapy services and the associated documentation requirements in medical records have been discontinued, effective for dates of service on and after January 1, 2019. Beginning in 2021 any use will cause the claim to be denied though they Read more…

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Update

On December 27, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 modified the Calendar  Year (CY) 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS): Provided a 3.75% increase in MPFS payments for CY 2021 Suspended the 2% payment adjustment (sequestration) through March 31, 2021 Reinstated the 1.0 floor on the work Geographic Practice Cost Index Read more…

Medicare and VA Rates 2021

Medicare rates were to have been reduced by about 10% for all services other than E&M codes. However, due to the recent senate and congressional voting funding additional monies to Medicare this cut was averted and will only be about 5-6% instead of 10%. Unfortunately, due to the late rulings Read more…