It’s no secret that I’m a strong advocate for using OMT on every patient that comes to my practice. As DOs, we’ve got the advantage of this unique skill that can provide immediate relief for patients with asthma, back pain, migraines and so much more. I’ve used OMT on my every day patient who came to me with allergy and sinus issues to the professional athlete who needed to compete in a marathon to earn his airfare back to his home country of Tanzania. It works, and they are grateful for the care I provided.
But, OMT doesn’t just benefit our patients. It benefits your bottom line. The average national payment for OMT, code 99231, on a Medicare patient is $52.66. Add that on top of the average payment of $68.97, code 99213, for a Medicare patient office visit, and you’re looking at a reimbursement of approximately $122 for one patient.
Let’s use the knowledge we’ve obtained as DOs! Let’s provide the most comprehensive care available to our patients! Let’s think osteopathically!