On January 1, 2020, there will be 2 new CPT codes to report needle insertion(s) (i.e. dry needling) for qualified healthcare professionals, such as physical therapists, who provide dry needling where allowed by state law and state practice act. Now, just because we have the new CPT codes that describe dry needling does not mean the Medicare program and other insurance carriers have to pay for them. In this article, I will provide the 2 new CPT codes and also tell you if the Medicare program is going to pay for the codes.
The 2 new CPT codes that describe dry needling are as follows:
Now, what is the payment status for these 2 new codes in calendar year 2020 for the Medicare program. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will
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