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Holistic Billing Services Blog

Getting an NPI Number (+Application Checklist)

As an insurance billing company, Holistic Billing has new providers contacting us daily about how to start medical billing. The first step is to apply for NPI (National Provider Identifier) number otherwise known as your NPI number. However, many holistic practices are unaware of how to apply for an NPI.  Luckily, the application process for getting an NPI number […]

Frequently Used Acupuncture Billing CPT Codes for Insurance

The world of insurance billing is complex, and even more so for holistic practices. Understanding when to use the right acupuncture billing codes and procedures is essential to any successful medical practice - whether holistic or traditional. Accurate coding and billing practices ensure a streamlined reimbursement process so your practice can get paid and deliver […]

Tips for Auditing Medical Records Successfully (+ Checklist)

While a medical record audit is a lengthy process, it’s a necessary one to ensure your practice is as efficient, organized, and profitable as possible. Clinical documentation in medical records is crucial to delivering the most accurate care to patients, and disorganized medical records can easily hinder this. With medical record auditing, your holistic practice […]

Relief is Here Again! PPP2 Stimulus and Business Tax Benefits

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the "CAA"), signed into law on December 27, 2020, is the second-largest federal stimulus package of 2020, following the CARES Act. The CAA provides $900 billion in COVID relief and reserves $284 billion for small businesses through a second round of Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") forgivable loans, or as some […]

What is the Medical Credentialing Approval Process for Holistic Practices?

As a holistic practice, you want to deliver the best treatments of holistic medicine to your patients - while also ensuring you are paid! To service your patients and grow your holistic business, however, you will want to consider provider credentialing as an in-network provider to bill insurance plans. To be approved, you must meet […]

How Acupuncture Treatments Can Be a Healthy Alternative to Opioid Drugs

The opioid crisis is one of the major health challenges in the United States today, and it’s responsible for destroying thousands of lives. Whether addiction stems from prescription medications or illegal street drugs, more than two million Americans are victims of opioid misuse. Finding alternatives to highly addictive opioid drugs is a crucial key to […]

Does Medicare Cover Acupuncture? All About Medicare Acupuncture Coverage

On January 21st, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced their decision to cover acupuncture for chronic low back pain. This is defined as localized pain in the lower back that persists for more than three months. The decision was momentous because it marked the first time acupuncture services could be reimbursed […]

Why Are My Acupuncture Visits Exceeding 45 Minutes Getting Denied?

As acupuncture insurance billing experts, we've been getting numerous questions from acupuncture providers reporting claim denials for 60-minute visits that used to pay without issues. Read on for our answer to this recently asked question! Why Are My Acupuncture Visits Exceeding 45 Minutes Getting Denied? Typically, commercial insurance companies peg their reimbursement rates and procedure protocols […]

Having Issues With an Insurance Company? File a Complaint!

Are your insurance reimbursements taking longer to process than they should? Or do your claims always seem to be turned down for not providing information the insurer never asked for? If your practice keeps encountering these problems, you could have a strong legal case for filing a complaint against the insurer. Holistic Billing Services has […]

How E&M Changes Could Affect Your Holistic Practice in 2021

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a series of changes in 2018 to the way E/M coding would be documented and billed for reimbursement. In partnership with the healthcare billing community, we reacted swiftly to the announcement, pointing out a series of potential problems that could arise when the changes went into […]

How Will the Holistic Medicine Industry Look Post-Pandemic?

COVID-19 pandemic has already inflicted terrible damage upon many holistic medicine practices. As if the first wave of lockdowns wasn’t damaging enough, the sudden resurgence in cases throughout the country has pulled the rug out from underneath many businesses that thought the worst was already behind them. While it remains to be seen if states […]

5 Ways to Stay Productive While Unable to Give Holistic Patient Care

The COVID-19 coronavirus had a profound effect on holistic patient care. Many practices were forced to see patients under highly restrictive circumstances, and sometimes they were not able to see them at all. As state-mandated social distancing guidelines are slowly relaxed, many holistic practices are wondering what to do with themselves until patient levels return […]

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