Wellmark BC Updates Therapy ICD-10 Coding Guidelines

September 7, 2022
Rick Gawenda

Wellmark BCBS has provided updated guidance on the use of the 7th character of ICD-10-CM codes when billed by physical therapists (PTs), occupational therapists (OTs) and speech-language pathologists (SLPs). Wellmark has identified that PTs, OTs and SLPs have been using the 7th character incorrectly and due to this, Wellmark has implemented a new claim code edit.

The new claim edit will

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