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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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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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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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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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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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Accurate Apportionment for Chiropractic Personal Injury Cases

When treating a motor vehicle injury, the “pre-existing condition” often creates enough of a mess to spark fear in the hands of inexperienced chiropractor or worse, to cause mistakes in the area of injury apportionment which can compromise the claim and/or produce a flurry of billing, coding and documentation errors that will lead to payment problems for the chiropractor (and …

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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 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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