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HIPAA Launches Phase 2 Audits at Chiropractors (& Everyone Else)

As predicted in my two previous articles on chiropractic HIPAA audits and  HIPAA compliance for chiropractors, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced their “official” launch of Phase 2 of their widespread HIPAA audit program on March 21, 2016. (For full details of the press release, click here.) THE FACTS, IN BRIEF In its 2016 Phase 2 HIPAA Audit Program, OCR will  …

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PT Fined $25,000 For HIPAA “Promotional” Violation – DC’s Beware!

A small physical therapy office recently received a $25,000 fine for violating HIPAA through one of their promotions that included a patient testimonial – a situation that could easily apply to chiropractors. DC’s should be aware of this case to avoid accidentally violating HIPAA compliance in their chiropractic practice. Here’s the details: In August 2012, the Department of Health and Human …

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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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3 Revenue Leaks That Cost Your Chiropractic Business Thousands

While some chiropractors need to get more patients in the door to grow, most established practices can find significantly increased profits by focusing on firming up their systems and preventing revenue leaks.   In fact, according to Mark Lion of Lion & Company CPA’s, most small physician practices (including chiropractors) have an average of 10-15% profit leak without ever knowing or …

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7 Fines That Make Chiropractic Compliance Too Costly To Ignore

For years, HIPAA has been known as a “paper tiger” because it looked fierce on paper but in reality, it delivered the impact of paper cut. Unfortunately, those days are done. And 2016 marks a new era in HIPAA hassles and chiropractic compliance concerns (see my previous article for details on why). While most chiropractors would be happy to ignore …

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Chiropractic Insurance Acceleration SEMINARS — More 2016 Dates Added!

How to QUICKLY Improve Your Collections, Develop Payer Proficiency, Gain Medicare Mastery & Give You Better Billing, Coding, Documentation & Business Strategies! The chiropractic marketplace continues to change at a rapid pace in our post-ICD-10 world. Audits and denials have been increasing while insurance headaches and hoops have been heating up as well. Unfortunately, all this “progress” punctures more holes in …

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The Business of Creating Awesome Chiropractic Associates (& Mistakes to Avoid)

Too many chiropractors hire their associate doctors at the wrong time, without the proper milestones to measure progress in place and with no cohesive plan for how that associate will fit into the overall strategy for growth. As a result, the associateship either fails quickly or flails slowly and eventually, they call it quits and terminate. Unfortunately, many associates enter …

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What This Audit Letter Shows About Your Chiropractic Practice

When it comes to audits of any kind, no one wants to get “the letter.” Statistically speaking, there is approximately a 1 in 20 chance right now that you, as a chiropractor, will get audited THIS YEAR. In fact, in any given year. That’s just based on a random sampling and that’s just the start. If your practice does a …

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Celebrity Chiropractic Practice Performance & Productivity Secrets

Would you take productivity advice from a prolific person who has attained massive success on multiple levels despite gargantuan odds AND who has much in common with you, the chiropractic business person? If YES, read on (and you can skip the paragraph below). The Chiropractor’s Time Dilemma Ask 10 chiropractors and 8 of them will likely tell you that they …

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Easy Cash to Find in February for Your Chiropractic Business

It’s always nice to insert a surge of cash into your practice and February is one of the best (and easiest) times to do it. You only need to focus on one simple holiday to start and one simple question to ask: The Super Simple Question Here’s the world’s easiest script to ask your patients. It’s one simple question: What …

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