Since in calendar year 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has decided that the new 2 dry needling CPT codes are non-covered, physical therapists want to know if there are other CPT codes that could possibly be billed instead and be paid by the Medicare program and other insurance carriers if performing needle insertion.
If I provide electrical stimulation through the needles, can I bill for this as unattended electrical stimulation or manual electrical stimulation?
The simple and straightforward answer is
For additional information on dry needling, read “Will CMS Pay for Dry Needling in 2020” and also check out my FAQs on dry needling including if dry needling can be billed as manual therapy or neuromuscular reeducation.
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