Are you aware you can bill for physical therapy treatments and modalities as an acupuncturist?

Welcome to your billing and coding weekly solutions by American Acupuncture Council Network (AAC).

Are you aware you can bill for physical therapy treatments and modalities as an acupuncturist?

Acupuncture practices use a variety of treatments and modalities with their patients to help strengthen, relax, and heal muscles.

3 commonly used acupuncture CPT codes include:

97010 Heat Therapy
Application of a modality to one or more areas; hot or cold packs.

97016 Cupping 
The use of a vasopneumatic device for the application of pressure to an extremity for reducing edema.

97026 Infrared
Infrared therapy is the application of superficial heat in conjunction with other procedures or modalities to reduce or decrease pain/produce analgesia or reduce stiffness/tension, myalgia, spasm, or swelling.

Remember, billing with incorrect acupuncture CPT and ICD codes can lead to claim rejections and delays in payments, which can have a devastating impact on generating revenue and keeping you in business. 

If you are experiencing insurance claim denial, staff spending too much time trying to get claims paid, and patients asking why their claims have not been paid then American Acupuncture Council Network is your solution.

American Acupuncture Council Network stays ahead of the curve on the latest trends and changes in billing and coding by utilizing their direct channel of communication with the insurance companies and organizations that set the guidelines.

There is a reason acupuncturists have trusted AAC with their business for over 30 years.


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