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6 Questions Chiropractors Need to Ask Their EMR Vendor Now

There’s a percentage of chiropractors that are making great strides towards a double-sided disaster with the onset of ICD-10 in October 2015. The first portion of peril is simply a lack of preparation. I am still amazed at the number of emails I receive each week from hopeful chiropractors who are betting on another delay as their chief ICD-10 implementation …

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How to Avoid the Chiropractic Documentation Slow Down

Recent surveys have indicated that EMRs are causing doctors to lose 48 minutes per day (literally slowing down their pace) which is…umm…exactly the opposite of most chiropractor’s goals for utilizing an EMR system and for  accelerating their practice growth in general. But this is largely the doctor’s fault and totally preventable, in my opinion. I know that you didn’t want …

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Medicare’s Newest Chiropractic Audit Trap

[leadplayer_vid id=”5356932009AE2″] As of December 2013, the Center for Medicare Services (CMS) shelled out more than $19 billion in meaningful use incentive payments.  Undoubtedly you have seen the ads from chiropractic EHR vendors who are reminding you of the possibility of getting a piece of that pie when you utilize their system.  It’s understandable: meaningful use incentives are providing an …

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Chiropractic EHR Traps to Avoid

  Even as the EMR stimulus window winds down, the chiropractic EMR race continues to be a fierce competition for your dollars. On top of that, ICD-10 requirements will definitely push things over the top in terms of motivating many to get an EMR system. In your search for the best fit EMR system, be careful of a few “traps” that are hiding in …

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Medicare Auditor’s Reveal 2 Biggest EHR Weaknesses That May Lead to “Fraud”

  Buried amidst a flurry of OIG recommendations, targets and auditing hoopla are two gems that can help us as chiropractors reduce the possibility of EHR-induced documentation problems.  The news is riddled with stories about the cost of health care “fraud” (current guestimates put this between $75 billion and $250 billion) and are starting to spook even the most jaded …

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Are You Violating HIPAA Compliance By Using Windows XP in Your Chiropractic Office?

If you are using computers that run Windows XP in your chiropractic office, you need to be aware that you may soon be creating a HIPAA violation by doing so.  In case you haven’t heard, Microsoft plans to end support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014 which will effectively and finally put the beloved operating system in the grave. …

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Using Your EMR or Billing Software to Stimulate Chiropractic Practice Growth in 2014

Undoubtedly you have seen plenty of advertisements and received numerous solicitations from Chiropractic EMR, Billing and Practice Management Software vendors. Their pitches to simplify your life, make your practice more efficient, earn you stimulus funds and do everything this side of massaging your tootsies are hard to escape. One potential use for software stands out as massive untapped and seldom …

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Should I Get a Chiropractic EMR/EHR System? (Or a new one?) Why or Why Not?

Many docs email and ask me whether they should get an EMR system or which chiropractic EMR system they should get . And, of course, the savvy decision makers (or those aflficted with analysis paralysis, ask — why or why not? (Actually, to be technically accurate, the docs may use the term “chiropractic EHR system” – which is essentially means …

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Will Chiropractors Incur Penalties for No Meaningful Use?

A lot has been spoken about Medicare incentives in connection with demonstrating meaningful use via your EMR program.  Understandably, many chiropractors are growing tired of the nearly endless assault of stimulus ads by software companies touting how much money you can potentially earn back by using their certified program. This is not to say these ads are untrue.  Meaningful use …

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What Chiropractic EHR System Do I Recommend and Why?

One of the most common questions that I get in my billing, coding & documentation seminars, via my blog, and from my consulting clients is this: what EHR do you recommend? Let’s first establish a few very important points: Consider These Things FIRST in Your Decision Making Process 1) WHEN, Not If.  In my opinion, moving to EMR is a decision …

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