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Medicare Releases New Required ABN Form For Chiropractors

[Update] Here’s a quick update to the original post with a FAQ answered by the Feds themselves! One FAQ everyone is asking after my last post is this: Q: What do we do with current ABN’s that are in place? Are they invalid? Do we need to re-do them? A: If you have a current ABN on file, they can …

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Eliminating the Auditor’s “Ace in the Hole” to Protect Your Chiropractic Practice

In poker, the term “ace in hole” refers to a move that is sure to earn a win in the card game. Unfortunately, many auditors are walking around with their own “ace in the hole” and prepared to pull it out of their sleeve to demand repayment from unsuspecting chiropractors. Fortunately, if you read today’s post carefully, you will learn …

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Selling to Your Chiropractic Associate? Best Practices for Buy-In and Buy-Outs

The Chiropractic Associate Buy-in or Buy-out is a common practice transition strategy for chiropractors looking to solidify the sale of their chiropractic practice in advance of heading off to retirement.  In that respect, it’s a smart move and certainly can be a win-win situation for both sides. From the owner’s angle, there’s great peace of mind that comes from knowing …

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Are Your Chiropractic Revenues Tied to Emotions or Logic?

When faced with decisions on major life purchases – house, car, building purchase, even expensive remodels or repairs – most of us responsible adult chiropractors tend to do some comparison shopping. We may go out and get three or four quotes, make a list of the pros and cons and then pick the best choice, right? Wrong.  While most consumers …

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The Dangers of Overpricing Your Chiropractic Practice For Sale

When it comes time to transition or sell your chiropractic practice, it’s understandable that every owner wants to get top dollar for their business. For many chiropractors, our business is our baby. The patients are like extended family or friends. We’ve put years of blood, sweat and tears into building this entity up and we can see the value in …

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Chiropractic Personal Injury Power SEMINAR – Summer 2017 dates!

How to RAPIDLY Improve Your MVA Coding, Documentation, Case Management, Billing & Business Strategies For a Bigger, Better, More Profitable PI Practice!  It’s no secret – personal injury can be some of the most rewarding work chiropractors do – which is why most DC’s would love to see more MVA cases. Yet, few chiropractors ever reach their full potential in this arena and …

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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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