X-Ray Date No Longer Required
In days past if you depended upon an x-ray to demonstrate subluxation, you were required to show the date of the x-ray in block 19 in the claim form. For example:
This is no longer required. Currently, any date placed in item 19 is considered date of last x-ray. It is recommended that providers do not place any date in item 19 of the CMS-1500 claim form. (L34585)
By using the date of x-ray in block 19, you are verifying that the x-rays are available for review upon request by the carrier.
Medicare is complicated … take a look at our Medicare Course