iS THERE REIMBURSEMENT FOR DYNAROM MOTION SEMG?
YES! Billing for the test has been mainly for PI. Billing codes 96002 and 96004 are used. 96002 is for the test, and 96004 is for the report. If you have Feature Pack C or D, the report writer is built in, making it a 5 minute task to generate a report.
some say it takes a long time to perform a test, others say it's very quick. why the discrepancy?
The test takes no longer than performing a Range of Motion test, because all we're doing is measuring Range of Motion with electrodes attached. With the older wired system, it took significantly longer to perform. The new Wirefree system is so streamlined, that you won't think twice about performing the test on anyone.
Are the electrodes expensive?
The average cost for supplies is $2.50 per Lumbar DynaROM exam. This test bills at approximately $275.00 meaning that costs are minimal.
workers compensation does not pay in my state. why would I perform the test?
Simple! It provides the data you need to prove the need for care. With its valuable information you're able to defend your position and protect your patient's rights to care. The data is indisputable.
I've heard a story about this crazy case in florida where validity was proven. is it true?
The State of FL questioned the validity of the tool. MyoVision's designer David Marcarian was the only expert witness to take on the State of Florida and over 300 insurers (75 attorneys were involved) and won at all court levels. This changed the view of the DynaROM Test and is used routinely by attorneys to establish admissibility of the evidence. Visit www.dynarominfo.com for more information.
Can I have my ca perform the exam?
how hard is it to interpret the exams?
Interpretation is so simple. There are only three cases for forward and backward motions and three cases for left to right motions (lateral flexions and rotations): normal, moderate and severe. Review the DynaROM interpretation video under "recorded webinars" and you will have no issue interpreting the exams. Also, with new Feature Pack C and D, the interpretation report aids in performing the interpretation by providing a drop-down list, where your choices are limited. This makes the interpretation take less than 5-7 minutes per exam.
Critical: if you do not document how the test data impacted your treatment protocol, do not expect payment. This is true of ALL DIAGNOSTIC TESTING.
I'm not sure how this happened, but many doctors are performing the test expecting payment without utilizing the information for the test to alter their treatment protocol. Can you imagine performing an EKG and not putting the results of the test in your patient notes, and making a clinical determination based upon the data? Simple to do yet critical with 100% of diagnostic tests.