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Conquering Colossus (& Other PI Claims Processing Software) in Your Chiropractic Practice

Anyone who has cared for personal injury patients is likely familiar with the claims processing software known as Colossus (or you should be). Depending on your data sources (because auto insurance payers aren’t likely to reveal them), the list of carriers who use Colossus to determine your patient’s claim value and how much treatment to permit is pretty beefy. Most …

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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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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 the New Modifier FX Will Affect Your Chiropractic Xray Payments

Effective January 1, 2017 Medicare released a new requirement and an accompanying new modifier that may have slipped under the radar for many chiropractors…for now. The new modifier is FX and is required when you take plain film x-rays (as opposed to digital x-rays). While chiropractors may think this ruling has no bearing on them (because Medicare does not reimburse x-rays …

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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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Why ICD-10 Has Been Bad For PI Cases (& What to Do About It)

Historically, chiropractors have enjoyed good success in personal injury work but the changes brought on by ICD-10 have not seemed to help in the matter and from the emails and comments we receive at our chiropractic seminars, it appears there is a good portion of the profession made significantly worse by ICD-10 when it comes to chiropractic personal injury work. …

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3 Revenue Leaks That Cost Your Chiropractic Business Thousands

While some chiropractors need to get more patients in the door to grow, most established practices can find significantly increased profits by focusing on firming up their systems and preventing revenue leaks.   In fact, according to Mark Lion of Lion & Company CPA’s, most small physician practices (including chiropractors) have an average of 10-15% profit leak without ever knowing or …

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2016 X-ray CPT Code Changes Affecting Chiropractors

We’ve started to get emails from chiropractors who are experiencing delays or denials due to their x-ray codes. Here’s a 5-minute video outlining the x-ray CPT code changes that may affect your chiropractic practice in 2016. You can also download the slides here so you can use the notes to make any necessary changes for your office. If you prefer to read …

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Chiropractic Coding Confusion With ICD-10 Injury Codes

Despite the dust settling over ICD-10, there is still a significant amount of chiropractic coding confusion in respect to utilizing the injury codes — specifically  7th digit character extenders A, D or S. While there appear to be some differing options on how to use these extenders, I’d like to offer some perspectives to help clear the mud and enable you …

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