Medicare Eliminates 2% Reduction on Chiropractic Services Effective July 1 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that they have eliminated the 2% reduction for cpt codes 98940, 98941, & 98942. This elimination of the 2% reduction is effective for all services on or after July 1, 2014. This 2% reduction was implemented following a demonstration required by the Medicare Modernization Act. The costs of the demonstration were higher than originally anticipated. CMS implemented a policy to recoup the expenditures from the demonstration in the form of a 2% reduction for cpt codes 98940, 98941 & 98942 over a five year period from 2010 through 2014. The Office of the Actuary has determined that the expenses were recouped by the end of the first half of 2014. Therefore, the July update eliminates the 2 percent reduction.

 

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