Lawmakers Meet Again About ICD-10 (Chiropractors Prepare!)

On Wednesday February 11, 2015, the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health met (yet again) to discuss the upcoming October 1, 2015 ICD-10 Implementation Date. The results were clearer than ever: no further delays. Any hope of a future date was effectively squashed by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.), chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health, which …

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Why Chiropractors Need to Quit Focusing on Goals

  Admittedly, we all have goals. Whether you are in the habit of writing goals down, reviewing them frequently or even carrying them in your wallet, blogger James Clear provides an interesting perspective that can easily apply to chiropractors. Stop focusing on goals – and start focusing on the systems that will enable you to reach those goals. To get to …

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Are You Working Smarter in 2015? What Do Your Results Show?!

Put on your chiropractic “thinking cap” and let’s start with some tough questions — How is your New Year turning out so far? Did you know that by February, 95% of the people who have made a New Years Resolution have broken it already? In fact, most people don’t even make resolutions because they get disappointed year after year that they …

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2015 Brings Clarity to ICD-10 Chiropractic Subluxation Codes

Ever since the initial announcements regarding ICD-10, chiropractors have been wondering what is going to happen to chiropractic subluxation coding in ICD-10.  After all, adjusting the chiropractic subluxation is central to what we do and in Medicare, it’s the only service that is covered. So it stands to reason that we would be curious about how the subluxation diagnosis coding …

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Fixing Chiropractic Collections Problems in 2015 (Before They Start)

During the recent recession years, most chiropractic practices saw the beginning of a changing landscape that was somewhat blurred by the overarching recession. A few years later – it’s now 2015 and many chiropractors realize the payment environment has changed radically. Patients are now responsible for a much larger portion of their chiropractic bill, and there has been a significant …

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Big Goof Affects 26,000 Premera Members + Your Chiropractic Patients

Premera recently posted a notification on their website that there was a small goof in their network thanks to an error caused by the Washington Health Benefit Exchange. Unfortunately the goof accidentally terminated over 26,000 existing Premera members who were supposed to have coverage. Undoubtedly, some of these are your chiropractic patients if you practice in Washington State and the …

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Chiropractic Billing & Coding Changes for 2015 – PQRS, Modifier 59, ICD-10 (& More!)

Slow-movers beware! 2015 is looking to be a fast paced year in terms of changes applicable to chiropractors.  Here’s a few you absolutely cannot afford to miss: 1) PQRS Reporting Gets Less Complicated: Now that the incentive period is over, Medicare has reduced the chiropractic PQRS reporting requirements. For this year, only two reporting measures are required (Measure #131 for Pain and …

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Chiropractic Billing, Coding, Business Brilliance SEMINAR

Join us for our brand new seminar… Chiropractic Business, Coding & Billing BRILLIANCE! Best Practices for Profitable & Compliant Chiropractic, Massage & Rehab Billing, Coding & Documentation.  Presented By:  Tom Necela, DC, CPC, CPMA, CCP-P of The Strategic Chiropractor Changes are coming more rapidly in 2015 than perhaps ever before for chiropractors.  And practices utilizing massage and rehab in addition …

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What If You Have No Plans to Leave Chiropractic? (And what if You Do?)

Occasionally, I run into chiropractors who boldly inform me that they have no plans to leave chiropractic. They want to “die with their boots on” and can’t imagine life without chiropractic. While I commend their enthusiasm, I usually question their motives as well. After all, in sports and entertainment, it’s easy to spot the diehard who stayed past his prime …

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Why A _ _ _ a May Be Dangerous to Your Chiropractic Practice

As many of you loyal blog readers over the years have come to realize, I have an unusual pastime of watching the activities of insurance payers and reporting on their shenanigans to the chiropractic community.  In performing some of my recent watchdog rounds, I stumbled upon a video blurb (3 minutes) from the CEO of Aetna who was seriously slopping on some …

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