Physical therapy coding procedures can often mean the difference between a practice with good cash flow and a practice that’s struggling. There are several factors that can cause errors with physical therapy billing and coding, from simple data errors associated with data entry to a fundamental lack of understanding of physical therapy cpt codes.
Physical therapy coding procedures only get more complicated with time.
It can be challenging for small to medium sized practices to stay updated with the latest trends and changes in medical billing. Physical therapy software companies and advanced medical billing systems can automated most tasks associated with timely reimbursements, but nothing can replace the advice of a competent physical therapy coding expert, who is constantly in touch with medicare and other private insurance companies. Physical therapy coding procedures help determine the extent of success in your practice.
Claims associated with physical therapy services need to take into consideration the various cpt codes, modifiers, icd-9 code sets and standardized procedures in billing and coding.