Saturday, July 27, 2019

More Documentation and Coding Resources

keywords: documentation, charting, coding, CPT, E/M, and modifiers, licensed acupuncturist, east Asian medicine practitioners, integrative health



Here are some new resources for reviewing documentation and coding standards in the profession


Documentation and Coding Review Video with Sam Collins, DC of the American Acupuncture Council Information Network, dated May 15th, 2019:




Coding and Use of Modifiers with Evaluation and Management (E/M) codes
  • Article by Sam Collins, DC in the May 2019 edition of Acupuncture Today, volume 20, issue 05.  "The Most Common Modifier for Acupuncture Claims".
  • Summary of content: 
    • An insurance company can deny a claim if you do not code your work to their standard. The common denial issue he discusses in this issue is choosing and using the correct modifier with your E/M code.
    • Types of modifiers he covers in this article include: level 1 modifiers, modifier 25, and modifier 59.  There is also the special case GP modifier that is common in the VHA program that covers acupuncture services by some vetted community providers, "Veterans Choice".
  • source: article by Sam Collins, DC in the May 2019 edition of Acupuncture Today, volume 20, issue 05.  "The Most Common Modifier for Acupuncture Claims". Link to the digital edition of this article. And the webpage version of the article on Acupuncture Today.


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