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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Chiropractic Medicare in 2015: The Good & Bad News

Sometimes I imagine the Medicare system to be a bit like…well…the natural consequences of feeding your dog Fido.  Handled effectively, it’s not quite a big deal and it’s probably a small inconvenience traded for the fondness you have for your canine friend. But left unscooped, it can turn out to be quite a stinky mess that you definitely recognize and …

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Looking to Sell Your Chiropractic Practice in 2015 or Beyond?

Profitable Chiropractic Transitions Workshop!  How to Maximize the Value of Your Chiropractic Practice Sale,  Transition Toward Retirement or Establish a Winning Associate Agreement  Presented by Tom Necela, DC of The Strategic Chiropractor, author of The Ultimate Chiropractic Exit Strategy Your transition out of chiropractic practice is one of the most significant moves of your career, yet most chiropractors spend more time …

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Chiropractors Shouldn’t Bury Modifier 59 Just Yet…

There’s been a lot of panicky hullaballoo recently about the new modifiers that will replace Modifier 59 thanks to Medicare “working on it.” In case you haven’t heard the news, Medicare will begin using 4 new modifiers January 1, 2014 instead of our old favorite Modifier 59.  The quadruplets are intended “to provide greater reporting specificity in situations where modifier …

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