Q: Are there any coding changes for chiropractors in 2007?
A: Well, that's somewhat of a loaded question, as coding has three elements: diagnosis (ICD-9), treatment (CPT), and durable and nondurable medical equipment (HCPCS).
For durable medical equipment, such as braces and supports under HCPCS codes, there were no major changes in 2007 with regard to the common supplies and equipment dispensed in a chiropractic office. Codes for lumbar supports were updated in 2006, but had no further changes this year. The code for pillow was updated in 2005 and also has had no changes since. While a complete HCPCS text is always useful, I can offer a list of the 40 most common codes for supplies. Just send me an e-mail and I will provide you with a copy.
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