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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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The Top 5 Errors Chiropractors Make in Medicare

Though many chiropractors love to hate Medicare because it wields a big stick and seems to cause big problems, one bit of saving grace about the CMS giant is that continually try to inform the chiropractic profession on what we are doing wrong. Call it a being a little lazy (or working smarter), but rather than dive down the deep …

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Why Medicare Will Continue to Audit Chiropractors in 2017

At the end of each fiscal year, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) releases its “work plan” for the following year.  This work plan essentially reveals areas that Medicare will target for audits. Unfortunately, for many moons now, chiropractic has ended up on this list.  2017 is no different, as the OIG’s work plan established at the end of 2016 …

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ChiroProgress SEMINARS – Better Medicare, Insurance & Business in 2017!

Better Medicare, Better Insurance, Better Business Strategies to Help Your Chiropractic Practice Move Forward in 2017 & Beyond! ANOTHER date added! With new ICD-10 codes, major changes in Medicare, new payer policies for commercial insurance and an audit environment that’s already heating up, it appears that 2017 will be a critical year for chiropractors to take the reigns on their progress …

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Simple, Common Mistakes Chiropractors Make in Audits (That Cause Them to Forfeit Their Money)

Unless you have just emerged from your 20 year time capsule, it’s not really news that Medicare has its crosshairs on chiropractors. We are perennially an audit target. And while this fact frustrates many chiropractors, motivates some into compliance and just plain confuses much of the chiropractic profession, here’s the plain and simple truth: Medicare will continue to audit for …

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How to Fight Offset Payment Audits Against Your Chiropractic Practice

It’s bad enough to be on the receiving end of an audit. But what produces pure frustration AND a feeling of powerlessness is when payers recoup your money by offsetting payments from future checks regardless of whether they had the right to recover their money in that fashion (or at all). Unfortunately, I’ve done far more than my fair share …

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Avoiding the “Technique Trap” Audit

There’s a potential Achilles heel in chiropractic documentation that I’ve pointed out over the years in my seminars and webinars. Though this oversight is a huge one, it’s been a “theoretical” crack in the pavement…until recently. The trouble is your chiropractic technique and it’s ability to get you in a whole lot of hot water. To be specific, I’m not …

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HIPAA Launches Phase 2 Audits at Chiropractors (& Everyone Else)

As predicted in my two previous articles on chiropractic HIPAA audits and  HIPAA compliance for chiropractors, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced their “official” launch of Phase 2 of their widespread HIPAA audit program on March 21, 2016. (For full details of the press release, click here.) THE FACTS, IN BRIEF In its 2016 Phase 2 HIPAA Audit Program, OCR will  …

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PT Fined $25,000 For HIPAA “Promotional” Violation – DC’s Beware!

A small physical therapy office recently received a $25,000 fine for violating HIPAA through one of their promotions that included a patient testimonial – a situation that could easily apply to chiropractors. DC’s should be aware of this case to avoid accidentally violating HIPAA compliance in their chiropractic practice. Here’s the details: In August 2012, the Department of Health and Human …

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7 Fines That Make Chiropractic Compliance Too Costly To Ignore

For years, HIPAA has been known as a “paper tiger” because it looked fierce on paper but in reality, it delivered the impact of paper cut. Unfortunately, those days are done. And 2016 marks a new era in HIPAA hassles and chiropractic compliance concerns (see my previous article for details on why). While most chiropractors would be happy to ignore …

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