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The 4P Solution to Reduce Missed Appointments in Your Chiropractic Office

The problems with missed appointments are obvious: when patients don’t show, they lose the ability to get the results anticipated; you lose the ability to generate referrals from those results; you also lose the income. It’s a bad situation all the way around. While these things are easy and obvious for everyone to realize, the harder question is this: what …

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Should You Sell Your Building With Your Chiropractic Practice Sale?

I just wanted to give you a quick answer to a question that goes through a lot of doctor’s minds as they prepare their transition — regardless of whether you are  planning to transition sooner or later, sell, hire an associate, whatever it may be. The question I get often is this: Should I sell my building with my practice? For …

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How to Fight Offset Payment Audits Against Your Chiropractic Practice

It’s bad enough to be on the receiving end of an audit. But what produces pure frustration AND a feeling of powerlessness is when payers recoup your money by offsetting payments from future checks regardless of whether they had the right to recover their money in that fashion (or at all). Unfortunately, I’ve done far more than my fair share …

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Associate Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Chiropractic Practice Sale

Many chiropractors hire associate doctors without proper planning. Whether the associate will remain an employee, or be part of your transition plan to ultimately buy into your practice or buy you out, it is important to avoid several mistakes that can hinder your ability to sell your practice. I recently worked with a chiropractor who had an associate for over 10 …

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Leaving Chiropractic if Trump or Clinton Gets Elected? Transition Your Practice Now!

Depending on which side of the political fence you sit, the possibility of Hilary at the helm or Trump at the top may scare or frustrate you. But for some chiropractors who are nearing the end of their career, the potential of one of these candidates in office may just be enough to solidify their decision to sail on off …

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Avoiding the “Technique Trap” Audit

There’s a potential Achilles heel in chiropractic documentation that I’ve pointed out over the years in my seminars and webinars. Though this oversight is a huge one, it’s been a “theoretical” crack in the pavement…until recently. The trouble is your chiropractic technique and it’s ability to get you in a whole lot of hot water. To be specific, I’m not …

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Risks of Financing Your Chiropractic Practice Sale

It’s not an uncommon scenario for chiropractors looking to sell their practice to be asked to carry part of the note or offer partial seller financing. Your buyer may be buried in student loans, without enough credit, collateral or other circumstances that equate to getting a bank to loan them enough money to buy your business. Other times you as …

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How to Fix First Impressions BEFORE You Sell, Hire An Associate or Transition Your Practice

Do you literally want to chase away prospects from your practice transition? Of course you don’t. So if you are trying to hire an associate, to sell your practice or find the perfect prospect who may someday transition to ownership of your business, there are some subtle (and some not so subtle) things you need to fix FAST before the …

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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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