Estim with dry needling billing

    • November 11, 2019 at 8:05 pm #31752
      ScottB
      Member

      Hey, just curious what you’re billing when doing e-stim with dry needling, e-stim attended or unattended?

      Thanks in Advance!!

      Scott

    • March 2, 2020 at 1:58 pm #35852
      marcelaine.reneau
      Participant

      in the VA we use procedure code 97813 – acupuncture with electrical stimulation each 15 min and 97814 for additional 15 min

    • March 2, 2020 at 1:59 pm #35853
      marcelaine.reneau
      Participant

      in the VA we use procedure code 97813 – acupuncture with electrical stimulation each 15 min and 97814 for additional 15 min

    • January 21, 2021 at 2:00 pm #46632
      Brendan
      Participant

      I’ve read and been told only an acupuncturist can bill for acupuncture and cannot be used for DN

    • January 23, 2021 at 9:20 pm #46655
      Frank Gargano
      Participant

      the new DN codes are 20560 for 1-2 muscles and 20561 for 3 or more. These are the codes to be used with DN but are not yet reimbursed by Medicare and many if not all of the commercial carriers. Elec. stim with needles is the same thing and not reimbursable I would suggest cash payment be taken. At some point they will assign a RVU to it and begin to reimburse but not sure what that amount will be and right now cash is not a bad option. I would not do needle Elect. Stim unattended.

    • February 24, 2021 at 6:20 pm #47267
      ghussion
      Participant

      If using e-stim with needles, couldn’t 97014 (Unattended Electrical Stimulation) be used for billing purposes? Document unattended electrical stimulation applied to specific muscles via microfilament needle?

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