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Common 98943 Chiropractic Extraspinal Adjustment Errors That Are Causing You Trouble

Since CPT Code 98943 (which is chiropractic adjustment to the extremities) is a procedure performed by exclusively by chiropractors, there seems to be some misunderstandings and misinterpretation of proper coding rules when it comes to getting paid. This certainly is not a one-sided problem. Both chiropractors and insurance payers appear to be missing the mark on how to get 98943 …

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How to Audit a Chiropractic Audit

There has been quite an upswing in chiropractic audit activity in the profession lately.  I’m not sure if this is “audit season,” if payers have determined that once and for all they are going to “teach” us chiropractors a lesson and/or if we seem to be getting more proficient at making mistakes.  Regardless audits are up and so are the …

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How to Amend Your Chiropractic Documentation (& How NOT To)

Life’s not perfect and neither is your documentation.  But there’s a fine line between altering a medical record (which can be fraudulent) and amending your chiropractic documentation. Chiropractors ask us for advice on how to do this (either before or after an audit), so here are some guidelines to doing it correctly so that you can avoid those awkward discussions …

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What Chiropractors Can Learn From Massage Envy®

While Massage Envy® moves closer to opening its 1200th location, most chiropractors would be thrilled to have 8 busy therapists – heck, even 4 – no make that, 2 busy therapists! Although there are many in chiropractic (and many more in the massage profession) who poo-poo the notion of the Massage Envy®  franchise and its business model, it’s hard to get …

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How Your “Short Game” Can Sabotage Your Chiropractic Practice Sale or Transition

Many chiropractors think the biggest frustration in their chiropractic practice sale or transition is finding the perfect prospect. Truth be told, the search for that special someone is not an easy task. Especially in today’s marketplace when those looking to get out literally outnumber those looking to get in. But while looking for a chiropractor to fit your practice may …

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Harnessing the Power of “Mom” to Boost Your Chiropractic Business

It’s interesting to observe that many chiropractors will look high and low to find ways to boost their chiropractic business while neglecting one of the most powerful practice building weapons and patient care advocates right under their nose. For many patients in your practice, she is called “mom.” It’s widely known that women are the family health care decision-makers and studies …

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How Real Estate Recovery Affects Your Plans to Buy, Sell, Hire, Exit or Enter a Chiropractic Practice

The present real estate market is having a profound effect on our profession — especially if your planning to buy OR sell a chiropractic practice- or even transition in any fashion here in the near future. Here’s a quick update on how & why: First, let’s define who this article is for. This post applies to you if (in the next …

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Three Chiropractic Audits Coming Your Way (2 You Should Easily Pass)

The first quarter of each year often sees a wave of new rules, requirements, payer policy changes and, unfortunately, audits. It’s essential that your office keep up with these changes that happen both on the national and local level (which is one big reason why you want to catch one of our chiropractic billing, coding & insurance seminars at the …

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Steps to Make Your Chiropractic Billing Claims More Efficient & Effective

Over the last several years, the use of a standardized electronic claim form throughout the healthcare industry has become more popular, increasingly required and easier than ever before. It’s estimated that over 95% of health plans and providers are now electronic claims for the vast majority of patients.  Frankly, I’m a bit puzzled why it isn’t 100% — but then …

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Unanticipated Risks of Waiting To Sell Your Chiropractic Practice

Most chiropractors are aware of their own mortality enough to realize that one big risk of waiting to sell your chiropractic practice (or transition to your associate) is that none of us can cheat death.  The other obvious inescapable reality of life (and business) is taxes. While that’s another topic for another day, it’s easy to understand that the more …

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