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What is Intersegmental traction?
Intersegmental traction therapy is a procedure used by chiropractors to treat back pain, disc problems, and reduce muscle spasms. This type of therapy helps the healing process in your body and does not involve drugs or surgery.
What is the code for traction?
Description for CPT code 97012 Traction is generally used for joints, especially of the lumbar or cervical spine, with the expectation of relieving pain in or originating from those areas, or increasing the range of motion of the joint.
What is the CPT code for mechanical traction?
A recent article from Gawenda Seminars and Consulting provided an example using CPT code 97012 (mechanical traction) and CPT code 97140 (manual therapy).
What is Intersegmental mobilization?
Mobilizing Traction Therapy. Intersegmental traction is a chiropractic/physical therapy modality that works to stretch the spinal joints and muscles to improve mobility.
Is Intersegmental traction mechanical?
This relaxing type of mechanical traction tends to be a crowd favorite. As patients relax, the machine rolls up and down the spine (almost like a mechanical foam roller).
What is cervical neck traction?
Cervical traction is a treatment for neck pain that involves lightly pulling on your head to create space between the bones in your neck (your cervical vertebrae). You might see it referred to as spinal traction. Cervical traction can be done either by your healthcare provider or by yourself at home.
Does Medicare pay for mechanical traction?
Part B covers certain doctors’ services, outpatient care, medical supplies, and preventive services. covers traction equipment that your doctor prescribes for use in your home. It’s covered as durable medical equipment (DME).
Is mechanical traction a modality?
Traction is a modality that uses force to elongate soft tissue and separate bone surfaces at the joint.
What is a Spinalator table?
What is a Spinalator? The Spinalator is a form of an inter-segmental traction table. The table has three rotating rollers on a triangle that rotates. As this triangle rotates, the roller lifts and separates the segments of the spine.
How do you bill traction?
CPT 97012 can be reported for mechanical traction. Traction is generally used for joints, especially of the lumbar or cervical spine, with the expectation of relieving pain in or originating from those areas, or increasing the range of motion of the joint.
What is traction table?
A spinal decompression traction table is a computerized, or computer-operated, table that works automatically based on the specifications designated by the chiropractic practitioner. Its function is to release the pressure on the discs and create space between the vertebrae, as well as within the discs.
Is cervical traction device covered by insurance?
Cervical traction devices (E0840, E0849, E0850, E0855 and E0860) are covered only if both of the following criteria are met: The beneficiary has a musculoskeletal or neurologic impairment requiring traction equipment; and.
What is traction equipment DME?
Medicare covers a range of durable medical equipment (DME) for use in your home. That includes traction equipment, which can help provide relief to certain parts of your body. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, traction works to create tension to alleviate the pain or discomfort from an injury.