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5 Chiropractic Audit Errors You Need to Fight (Every Time!)

As upsetting as it may be to receive a notice that you are being audited, there is equal (or perhaps greater) frustration when the payer demands repayment for services you feel were correctly reimbursed, properly documented and rendered according to standards of medical necessity. In those cases, an appeal of your chiropractic audit is absolutely necessary for several big reasons: …

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2 Sneaky Letters PI Payers Use to Sabotage Your Chiropractic Claims

If you do any PI work in your chiropractic practice, it’s likely your patients have (or will) receive a letter from personal injury payers that can have several potentially disastrous effects on your patient’s care, your claims and, ultimately, the reimbursements you receive for your hard work. We’ve been getting more frequent reports from frustrated chiropractors whose patients have exhibited …

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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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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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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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Are Chiropractors Required or Released From ACA Section 1557?

Yet another compliance requirement potentially darkens the doors of chiropractic practices and is accompanied by an audit threat that is causing a bit of a stir in the profession.  But, there is potential good news here for many, possibly even most, chiropractors in regards to Section 1557.  Here are the basic facts: What is Section 1557? Section 1557 is the …

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How Long Must You Store Chiropractic Records?

This is a question I get all the time, but unfortunately the answer is not always as clean and simple as you’d like. Here’s why: 1)   Each state can dictate how long you must store records:  if you start with your state law, this will cover the majority of your patients.  Sounds good.  Except that state laws vary and some laws are …

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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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What This Audit Letter Shows About Your Chiropractic Practice

When it comes to audits of any kind, no one wants to get “the letter.” Statistically speaking, there is approximately a 1 in 20 chance right now that you, as a chiropractor, will get audited THIS YEAR. In fact, in any given year. That’s just based on a random sampling and that’s just the start. If your practice does a …

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Why A _ _ _ a May Be Dangerous to Your Chiropractic Practice

As many of you loyal blog readers over the years have come to realize, I have an unusual pastime of watching the activities of insurance payers and reporting on their shenanigans to the chiropractic community.  In performing some of my recent watchdog rounds, I stumbled upon a video blurb (3 minutes) from the CEO of Aetna who was seriously slopping on some …

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