Billing and Coding for Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

Karen T. Snider, DO, and Douglas J. Jorgensen, DO, CPC
Notes and Affiliations
Notes and Affiliations

Received: January 5, 2007

Accepted: June 11, 2008

Published: August 1, 2009

J Osteopath Med; 109(8): 409-413

Some osteopathic physicians are not properly reimbursed by insurance companies after providing osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) to their patients. Common problems associated with lack of reimbursements include insurers bundling OMT with the standard evaluation and management service and confusing OMT with chiropractic manipulative treatment or physical therapy services. The authors suggest methods of appeal for denied reimbursement claims that will also prevent future payment denials.

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