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The Science of Setting Your Chiropractic Fees

Does setting your fees based on fear, haggling or a random throw of the dice sound good to you? Well, unfortunately, the majority of chiropractors fall prey to this “triple trap” and use one of these methods to arrive at their fee schedule.  In today’s post, we will discuss the strategic science of setting your fees for profit and positioning. Here’s why …

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Noridian Medicare Starts Widespread Audit on Chiropractic Claims

Noridian Medicare recently announced that it will launch a “widespread probe” on the adjustment code 98941 which is exclusively used by chiropractors. In a notification on Noridian’s website (dated June 10, 2015) the chiropractic Medicare carrier for the states of Arizona, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming plans to audit chiropractic claims (effective May …

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6 Questions Chiropractors Need to Ask Their EMR Vendor Now

There’s a percentage of chiropractors that are making great strides towards a double-sided disaster with the onset of ICD-10 in October 2015. The first portion of peril is simply a lack of preparation. I am still amazed at the number of emails I receive each week from hopeful chiropractors who are betting on another delay as their chief ICD-10 implementation …

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The “ICD-10 Intensive” — Upcoming Seminars for Chiropractors & Staff

Step-by-Step, Hands-On Training on How to Bill, Code & Document in ICD-10 is coming to Seattle, Portland, Couer d’Alene, Boise & Idaho Falls!       For dates, details and to register for the “ICD-10 Intensive” Workshops for Chiropractors & Their Staff click the link here

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The ICD-10 Code Converter Iceberg (& How to Avoid It)

As all of healthcare creeps closer to the ICD-10 deadline, there are a few mistakes that chiropractors want to avoid during their training and implementation. In today’s post, we will start with perhaps the most innocent (and dangerous) errors: the code converter “iceberg.” Here’s how to avoid this mistake: The Code Converter Iceberg Many chiropractors naively assume that the crosswalk …

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What Chiropractors Need to Learn from American Idol

There’s a big lesson we all can learn from American Idol as chiropractors and the good news is that you don’t have to be a fan (or even have watched the program) to benefit.  It applies directly to the bottom line of our business and the core strategies of getting patients to stay pay and refer.  Here it is: Many …

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How to Avoid the Chiropractic Documentation Slow Down

Recent surveys have indicated that EMRs are causing doctors to lose 48 minutes per day (literally slowing down their pace) which is…umm…exactly the opposite of most chiropractor’s goals for utilizing an EMR system and for  accelerating their practice growth in general. But this is largely the doctor’s fault and totally preventable, in my opinion. I know that you didn’t want …

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The Medicare Letter 66% of Chiropractors Could Be Receiving

According to Railroad Medicare (administered by Palmetto), 66% of chiropractic claims in the first quarter of 2015 (January-March) were incorrectly paid and Medicare wants its money back. Palmetto recently reviewed a sample of nearly 20,000 chiropractic claims which included only the CPT codes 98940 (Chiropractic Manipulative Treatment (CMT); Spinal, 1-2 regions) and 98941 (CMT: Spinal, 3-4 regions). Of the claims …

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Beneath the Surface Chiropractic Billing Problems & Opportunities

Most chiropractors have a wealth of problems (and opportunities) bubbling beneath the surface of their chiropractic billing department (regardless of whether it is in-house or outsourced). I’m not peeking over your shoulder at the moment so I can’t say for certain which specific problems your chiropractic practice is experiencing. Generally speaking though, there’s a finite number of mischievous players who …

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Senate Passes SGR Bill Which Means No ICD-10 Delay for Chiropractors

Yet another hurdle has been jumped by the ICD-10 horse as we head towards the inevitable date of October 1, 2015. Chiropractors who are hoping for a political procrastination will be disappointed by the Senate’s recent vote on the SGR bill which passed and included no ICD-10 delay.   (To read all about it, click the link). In the meantime, when …

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