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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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Why YOU May Be the Biggest Obstacle in Your Practice

  If we were completely honest with ourselves, most chiropractors would be forced to admit that the biggest obstacle in the way of practice success is…us. You’ve probably heard that while most consumers think they are making buying decisions based on logic, marketing research shows that we actually buy based on emotion.  Unfortunately, I’ve observed that the vast majority of chiropractors are guilty …

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How to Reject Chiropractic Refund Requests in 2015

5 years ago I wrote an article in Dynamic Chiropractic magazine entitled “What to Do About Refund Requests” that struck a collective nerve throughout our profession and beyond. In that article, I offered a sample letter to “reject” the payer’s request for repayment (which still should be your proper course of action in the majority of cases). Since that time, …

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Mastering Chiropractic Medical Necessity in 2015 (Part 2)

  In Part One of this article, we looked at a few medical necessity “traps” that are plaguing chiropractors.  In other words, things NOT to do when attempting to document or meet criteria for medically necessary care. We also discussed that one of the challenges with mastering the maze of medical necessity is that the definitions may vary from payer …

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Mastering Chiropractic Medical Necessity in 2015 (Part 1)

Eventually, most of us will receive an insurance denial claiming that our chiropractic services were not “medically necessary.” Certainly, this is a frustrating experience. After all, who is more knowledgeable about our patients’ needs than we are? Most of us understand the concept of medical necessity and are aware that our services are reimbursable only when deemed medically necessary. For …

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Chiropractic Services Rank #1 on Medicare’s List

  Chiropractic services ranked #1 on Medicare’s recent report of the top 20 services with the highest rates of improper payments as detailed in the recently released Medicare Fee-for-Service Improper Payments Report. Unfortunately, the claims of chiropractors came in at a whopping 54.1% error rate – meaning that (according to Medicare’s opinion) CMS should not have paid chiropractors in 2014 …

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6 Things Chiropractic Insurance Payers Won’t Tell You

I frequently get asked the question “should I take XYZ insurance?” by new chiropractors or veterans that are contemplating a change. While it’s difficult to give a stock answer for everyone, everywhere there are definitely some considerations you need to make with respect to insurance participation — regardless of whether you are thinking of getting in or getting out. These things …

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Multiply By Four — Your Chiropractic “BFF”

Far too many chiropractors labor for far too long on the business roller-coaster watching their income dip and dive to the tune of consistent unpredictability.  Sure, the twister is a fun ride at the amusement park, but let’s talk about creating a more steady stream of success in your practice using what I call your Chiropractic “BFF”.   And don’t …

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Lawmakers Meet Again About ICD-10 (Chiropractors Prepare!)

  On Wednesday February 11, 2015, the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health met (yet again) to discuss the upcoming October 1, 2015 ICD-10 Implementation Date. The results were clearer than ever: no further delays. Any hope of a future date was effectively squashed by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.), chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health, …

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Why Chiropractors Need to Quit Focusing on Goals

  Admittedly, we all have goals. Whether you are in the habit of writing goals down, reviewing them frequently or even carrying them in your wallet, blogger James Clear provides an interesting perspective that can easily apply to chiropractors. Stop focusing on goals – and start focusing on the systems that will enable you to reach those goals. To get to …

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