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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What Chiropractic Errors Are Costing You: 2011 Update

Some of you may get tired of hearing how dangerous errors in your chiropractic billing, coding or documentation practices may be.  I certainly have sat through more than my fair share of seminars where it appeared that the main motive of the speaker was to scare you straight. Furthermore, from the data extracted from most chiropractic reviews done by Medicare …

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Why Some Chiropractors Chase $44,000 Only to Lose $544,000 or More

One of the most common questions that I get around here is on EMR. Everyone wants to know what’s the best EMR system to use or when is a good time to implement EMR or how to implement EMR.  You get the idea. Those of you who have read or heard my thoughts on EMR know that I dance all …

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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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