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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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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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Chiropractic Documentation Downfall #3: Improving the Efficiency of Your Notes

This is Part 3 of our Documentation Downfalls series and even though most chiropractors feel like their notes take way too long (what we have defined as a QUANTITY issue), this is Part 3 for a good reason. Here’s why: Unless you have solved QUALITY problems – i.e. you know how to produce a quality note that meets the requirements …

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Chiropractic Documentation Downfall #2: Improving the Quality of Your Notes

[This is Part 2 of a series, for Part 1: How to Save Yourself From the 3 Chiropractic Documentation Downfalls] In the first installment of this series on chiropractic documentation, we focused on the fact that Treatment Plans are considered by payers to be the #1 reason chiropractic documentation is inadequate. We also addressed the fact that your Treatment Plan has …

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How to Save Yourself From the 3 Chiropractic Documentation Downfalls

Perhaps the biggest source of frustration and potentially the greatest achilles heel for many chiropractors is their chiropractic documentation. I have yet to meet a single chiropractor who actually likes taking notes or would acknowledge documentation as a highlight of their professional responsibilities. In short, NONE of us got into chiropractic to take notes but all of us realize that …

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How to Audit a Chiropractic Audit

In Part 1 of this article, we discussed WHY more chiropractic audits are likely to be coming to chiropractors from Medicare and other insurance payers. In this article, we will talk about what to do when that happens. So…when the letter that you’ve been hoping that never arrives shows up in your mailbox, don’t panic. You are not sunk yet. …

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