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Why Chiropractors Should Abandon PQRS (& What to Do Instead)

Now that we’ve passed the half way mark in 2015, chiropractors are beginning to sweat PQRS as they don’t know whether they are going to make the cut for 2015.  No one likes a sweaty chiropractor, so here’s what do to instead. I know that there is a lot of hype in chiropractic billing & coding circles with many hours …

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How the “Narrow Network” Trend is Affecting Chiropractors

Despite the promises of the Affordable Care Act, here’s the stark reality: there has been no documented rise in new patients or visits for chiropractors; but there has been a decrease in reimbursements and increase in the number of “narrow networks” that we are dealing with. Yes, I understand that President Obama publicly promised that patients could keep their current …

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How Much is My Chiropractic Practice Worth?

There is one question that every chiropractor asks at least once during their chiropractic career. For some, the question gets posed at multiple times throughout the course of the life of their business. And for others, it’s a question that needs to be answered soon. The question is simply: how much is my chiropractic practice worth? Despite the commonness of …

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Medicare Unveils ICD-10 Compromise That Affects Chiropractors

On July 6, the Center for Medicare Services (CMS) announced a surprise ICD-10 concession in anticipation of the upcoming October 1, 2015 deadline that will affect chiropractors as well as all other physicians categories. Your dreams did not come true…ICD-10 will not be delayed. But the good news is that Medicare has taken several steps to ease the pain of …

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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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