Similar to the vaccine mandates under the VA which did not include acupuncture offices or community providers, the newest Federal mandate announced by President Biden on September 10, 2021…
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Similar to the vaccine mandates under the VA which did not include acupuncture offices or community providers, the newest Federal mandate announced by President Biden on September 10, 2021, does NOT include acupuncture providers or offices.
The new mandate is for Medicare facility providers such as hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.
It does not include fee-for-service providers including private offices of doctors or acupuncturists.
A Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) spokesperson has clarified, ”This regulation does not directly apply to physician’s offices as these are not regulated under the provider-specific Medicare health and safety regulatory provisions, generally referred to as “Conditions of Participation.”
IMPORTANT: Always assure and check with your respective licensing board or state laws.
Clarify your state and locality mandates as some jurisdictions have issued vaccine mandates affecting health care providers (including acupuncturists).
AAC understands 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 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.