Corrections and Updates

April 1st, 2019 - Wyn Staheli, Director of Research
Categories:   CPT® Coding   HCPCS Coding   Diagnosis Coding   Chiropractic  
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One constant in our industry is change. Policies change, contracts change, and there are updates. Also, people aren’t perfect and mistakes can be made. So this article will cover a variety of topics.

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2019 ChiroCode DeskBook

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Patient-Centered Community Care

The VA Patient-Centered Community Care (VAPCCC or VAPC3) is a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) program created to provide eligible Veterans access to specialized services. PC3 has a contract with contracts for different regions have been awarded to HealthNet and TriWest to provide care when the local VA is unable to readily provide those needed services. Providers must be contracted (in network) with the TriWest associated payer for their region in order to provide services. It is important to note that TriWest has partnered with EmpowerChiro for that chiropractic care so you will need to be contracted with them. See Resource 135 for information by EmpowerChiro. for the TriWest regions is provided through EmpowerChiro.

Note: As of September 30, 2018, the VA discontinued its contract with HealthNet for the services provided in the eastern region of the U.S. TriWest now covers all of the U.S.

Note: The VA MISSION Act, which was signed into law on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, consolidates the Patient Centered Community Care (PC3) and the Veterans Choice Program (VCP) into one program called the Community Care Network (CCN). Watch for further announcements regarding implementation timelines. See Resource 136 for information.

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2019 HCPCS Codes

The following HCPCS codes were added or changed, effective January 1, 2019. At the time of publication, these codes were not available. Although there were hundreds of code changes, the following are those that might be applicable to a chiropractic office:

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