Chiropractors Shouldn’t Bury Modifier 59 Just Yet…

There’s been a lot of panicky hullaballoo recently about the new modifiers that will replace Modifier 59 thanks to Medicare “working on it.” In case you haven’t heard the news, Medicare will begin using 4 new modifiers January 1, 2014 instead of our old favorite Modifier 59.  The quadruplets are intended “to provide greater reporting specificity in situations where modifier …

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How Chiropractors Can Avoid or Calculate Medicare PQRS Penalty (in 10 Minutes or Less)

Our email inbox is getting flooded from many chiropractors who are confused about Medicare’s PQRS reporting requirements and who want to sidestep the PQRS penalty if there’s still time.  Unfortunately, for most of you it’s probably too late. However, there is some  potential good news here in two different ways! (a) Although it is unlikely, it is still possible for those …

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12 Ideas to Heat Up Your Chiropractic Business During the Cold Winter Months

For many parts of the country, winter is the time that causes chaos in chiropractic practices due to weather-related office shut-downs, holiday closings and a general spirit of playfulness that somehow pops your production bubble. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With a combination of some technology and strategic planning, you can not only prevent end-of-the-year losses, but turn …

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Obamacare Results in NO Increase in Chiropractic Visits (& What to Do About It)

This may not come as a surprise to those of you who are not fans of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) plans, but the data regarding your bottom line is in. I’ve no political agenda to report here as I believe that our health care system has been crumbling long before Obama stepped in, but at the same time, as …

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7 Chiropractic Audit Legalities That Payers Hope You Don’t Know

While the threat and damage of chiropractic audits appear to be increasing daily, there are a few tools you can use to defend yourself that payers hope you don’t realize that you have in your toolbox. In this article, we will focus on seven powerful tools to help protect you from audits: 

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How Chiropractors Can Leave Insurance Without Killing Their Practice (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this article, we discussed how asking better questions will help put you in the right mindset when thinking about converting to a cash practice or simply leaving a payer. I also showed you a framework to help you decide whether or not you should leave. In fact, the exercises that I shared in Part 1 of …

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How Chiropractors Can Leave Insurance Without Killing Their Practice in the Process (Part 1)

Recently, one of my coaching members asked me an interesting question: “Can you tell me the benefits of staying with XYZ insurance?”  In my opinion, the structure of this question was excellent as opposed to the typical way most chiropractors seem to think about insurance participation. Here’s one reason why:  the question was posed asking the benefits of staying vs …

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The 5 Major ICD-10 Obstacles for Chiropractors (& How to Overcome Them)

Chiropractors officially have one year to prepare their practices for the launch of ICD-10 in October 1, 2015. While your inner procrastinator may try to persuade you that that this is a long way away, there are five significant obstacles standing in your way that should motivate you to start preparing as soon as possible.

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Why Medicare Thinks 79.5% of Chiropractic Treatment Plans are Bad

According to the results of a dismal third quarter report by Railroad Medicare (administered by Palmetto GBA), chiropractors will continue to be audited through the 4th Quarter of 2014 due to a high error rate.  Palmetto’s latest audit investigation revealed that 79.5% of chiropractic claims were submitted incorrectly and therefore, did not merit any payment. Although Palmetto’s findings were spread over …

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The $300K Opportunity Your Chiropractic Practice is STILL Missing!

Amazingly, I am still approached by chiropractors who ask if I think that massage is a viable profit center for chiropractors, or if it works well with chiropractic. These DC’s apparedntly missed the fact that I have sold copies of my Build a $300,000 Massage Practice in Your Chiropractic Clinic program to chiropractors in every U.S. state and 23 countries and have …

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