Academy of Chiropractic
Quickie Consult 1280
Office Systems 131 OS
Preamble: Many of the issues I bring to you are very small, yet each issue is just that, an issue. If you take care of the small issues, then you will be able to build and more importantly, focus on the bigger issues...a larger practice and more family time. -Mark Studin 2006
Billing COVID DME
“CELTW” Mark Studin 2020
The AMA added CPT code 99072 as an additional practice expense to mitigate the spread of respiratory diseases. According to HJ Ross, reasonable fees range from $5-$10 per visit. The arbiter is how many precautions you have instituted. I would have instituted as many as possible, and charge more because I spent more...You decide for your office.
The American College of Radiology posted the following:
Effective Sept. 8, 2020, the American Medical Association (AMA) added Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 99072, Additional supplies, materials, and clinical staff time over and above those usually included in an office visit or other non-facility service(s), when performed during a Public Health Emergency as defined by law, due to respiratory-transmitted infectious disease. Code 99072 is used to report the additional practice expenses necessary in an office visit or other non-facility setting to mitigate the transmission of the respiratory disease for which the Public Health Emergency (PHE) was declared. These include, but are not limited to, additional supplies, such as face masks and cleaning supplies, as well as clinical staff time for activities such as pre-visit instructions and office arrival symptom checks that support the safe provision of evaluation, treatment or procedural services during the respiratory infection-focused PHE.
When reporting 99072, report only once per in-person patient encounter per day, per provider identification number, regardless of the number of services rendered at that encounter. Code 99072 may be reported during a PHE when the additional clinical staff duties as described are performed by the physician or other qualified health care professional in lieu of clinical staff.