Small Chiropractic Documentation Errors That Lead to Big Problems

With auditors examining our every move, many chiropractors are growing increasingly concerned about the state of their documentation.  Here’s the really bad news: as a Certified Professional Auditor and Professional Coder myself, I have reviewed countless chiropractic records and many DCs have good reason to worry. Here’s the good news: this article will teach you how to avoid surprisingly common …

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Avoiding Chiropractic Documentation Slop & the Slap That Follows (Part 8 of 13 Things Series)

Despite all the warnings, ranting, raving and rumors about audits, there is still a lot of — for lack of a better term — chiropractic  documentation “slop” out there. I use the term “slop” as opposed to “sloppiness” because I am not simply referring to messy or illegible handwriting on chiropractor’s notes, although there is definitely plenty of that to …

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Aetna Denials for 97140 Manual Therapy and Chiropractic Adjustments (Again!)

If you haven’t been personally afflicted by the latest round of shenanigans from Aetna in regards to bundling chiropractic adjustments and manual therapy (97140), be forewarned – Aetna’s abusive practice is spreading quickly.  Over the last several weeks, I have been inundated with emails from perplexed chiropractors in all parts of the country who have suddenly noticed that their 97140 …

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Why Your Chiropractic Assistant, Fraud, & Insurance Verifications are Ruining Your Revenues ( & What Chiropractors Can Do About It)

These days, it’s tough to tell where problems start.  Some of you know you, doctor, are the primary contributor.  For others, it’s the staff.  Still others feel it’s insurance or even healthcare at large. You all may be correct – which is why this article may help point you in the right direction… Recently, I saw an interesting graphic that …

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How to Survive a Chiropractic Audit (Part 2)

In Part One of this article “How to Survive a Chiropractic Audit” we focused on what to do if and when you get notification that your chiropractic practice is being audited.  My primary focus in that article was to prevent you from having a heart attack, from fleeing to a fortress in Slovenia, from unnecessarily declaring bankruptcy or from throwing …

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Chiropractic E/M Challenges: When a NP Isn’t, When Mod -25 Just Won’t Do & More!

One that you can say about billing, coding & documentation for your chiropractic services is that it is constantly changing.  This certainly may cause frustration to many DC’s who believe they are doing things right only to find out that their claims are suddenly rejected, additional paperwork is requested or – in the worst case scenario – a post-payment audit …

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How to Correct Chiropractic Billing and Documentation Errors

Mistakes happen. The average busy chiropractor either fails to bill, code and document services correctly and unfortunately, their staff also misses it. The claim hits the insurance company with the bad info intact. Next, the DC contacts me with a series of questions, depending on the situation…

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7 Medicare Documentation Errors From Recent Chiropractic Audits

Medicare has been particularly active lately in attempting to educate chiropractors about errors that we have been making in respect to billing Medicare for chiropractic services.  Over the past month or so, several Medicare carriers (Noridian, Palmetto, NGS, etc) have held training sessions, webinars and teleseminars dedicated to reviewing “the rules” for proper chiropractic billing, coding and documentation in Medicare.  …

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How Can You Increase Your Chiropractic Income Without Working More?

At one point in time, virtually every business owner – chiropractors included – has asked the question “How can I improve my income?”   Today’s post will discuss this mega-dilemma of nearly all entrepreneurs. Before we discuss potential solutions, allow me to throw another question at you: HOW do you want to increase your income?

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