Medicare to Release ANOTHER Chiropractic Comparative Billing Report

On September 26, 2011 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will release a national provider Comparative Billing Report (CBR) aimed at the chiropractic profession…again. No, you are not vicariously having some sort of “senior moment” or bad flashback due to your younger and wilder days.  Yes, Medicare did in fact conduct a chiropractic CBR last year (2010). This …

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The Sudden Rise in Medicare Documentation Requests & Denials for Chiropractic Claims

The emails have been pouring in, my phone ringing constantly. So many, MANY chiropractors want to know the same thing: “Why the sudden increase in Medicare denials?” “What happened? This past week we got flooded with 67 requests for documentation!” “Are we doing something wrong? We received over 50 requests for detailed notes in one batch!”

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Chiropractic Documentation Date Dangers to Avoid

Recently I received an email from an auditing group to which I belong that offered some nasty little tips that auditors can use to easily recoup money from physicians, including chiropractors. First, let me pause and clarify one point. Although I do have a certification as a professional medical auditor (and as of this writing am the first and only …

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Chiropractic Seminar Freebies You Missed! And Your Chance to Profit From Them…

For those of you who did NOT attend my recent seminars in the Northwest, here are a few items you missed! For those of you who attended, as promised, here are the specific references and places to go for the information that was not included in your notepacket. Tom P.S.  If you did NOT attend my recent seminar, be sure …

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Dangerous Data from the Chiropractic Comparative Billing Report

For those of you who are wondering why I am devoting three blog posts to the Chiropractic Comparative Billing Report, it is this: even if you did not receive a CBR, there is a wealth of opportunity and danger in the data derived from the CBR.  Put simply, Medicare has sent the CBR as warning signal (for some of you) …

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How to Interpret Your Chiropractic Comparative Billing Report (Part 2)

In Part One of this post, we discussed how to interpret some of the data from the Chiropractic Comparative Billing Report issued recently by Medicare to 5000 DC’s around the USA as well as made some proactive suggestions for improvement. In this installment, we will discuss the data from the remainder of the Comparative Billing Report (Figure 2 and 3) …

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How to Interpret Your Chiropractic Comparative Billing Report

This past week or so, 5000 chiropractors nationwide received a “present” in the mail in the form of a Chiropractic Comparative Billing Report (CBR).  Even though I had previously reported that this would happen (see my previous post “Medicare Releases Chiropractic’s Comparative Billing Report Pilot”), my email inbox now knows what it must feel like to be a postal carrier …

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Medicare Releases Chiropractic’s Comparative Billing Report Pilot

Doctors, your “report card” is now available. This past week (10/4/2010), chiropractors in the state of Wisconsin were the “pilot” program subjects who began receiving a “Comparative Billing Report” (CBR) produced by SafeGuard Services who is under contract by Medicare (CMS). Don’t worry Wisconsin DC’s, they’re not just picking on you — the national release of the CBR is anticipated …

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