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“Expedited” Payments and Other Personal Injury Scams Waged At Chiropractors

  In a previous post, I wrote about the growing payment problem known as “Virtual Credit Cards” that payers are in love with and providers are…well, in hate with.  Today, we I’d like to warn you about yet another way payers are attempting to rob you of your hard earned money. Many of you have probably received a letter similar to the one …

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Mastering Chiropractic Medical Necessity in 2015 (Part 1)

Eventually, most of us will receive an insurance denial claiming that our chiropractic services were not “medically necessary.” Certainly, this is a frustrating experience. After all, who is more knowledgeable about our patients’ needs than we are? Most of us understand the concept of medical necessity and are aware that our services are reimbursable only when deemed medically necessary. For …

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Beyond the DC — Incorporating Other Professionals Into Your Chiropractic Practice

Since I am a big advocate for “working smarter, not harder” and creating profitability in your practice, several devoted blog/newsletter readers have written in asking about incorporating other professionals into your chiropractic practice. In my own clinic, I have had an assortment of providers over the years, so I speak from my personal perspective and that of interacting with many …

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Your Toughest Chiropractic Billing, Coding, Documentation Questions Answered! (FREE Webinar)

DO YOU HAVE…??? chiropractic coding questions that never seem to get answered? a chiropractic billing mess you can’t solve? chiropractic documentation dilemmas and don’t know where to turn?

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Want More Chiropractic New Patient Referrals? Forget the MD (Sort of)

Most chiropractors welcome new patients and understand that the best new patients are often referrals.  The real cream of the crop, therefore, are patient referrals from Medical Doctors, Attorneys or other professionals your patients already view as “experts.” We value these patients who are already convinced of our credibility (as with other referrals) but even more so due to the …

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2011 Health Insurance Payer Report Cards: Disturbing Trends to Watch!

The 2011 edition of the National Health Insurer Report Cards were recently released and illustrated some disturbing trends. In case your not familiar with the NHIRC, it’s the 4th annual report sponsored by the AMA looking into financial waste, timeliness and accuracy of claims due to common insurance payer tactics.  This year’s segment analyzed claims data from a randomized sampling …

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New Rules & Regulations For Chiropractors Anger 39 Healthcare Associations

If you think the pace of all the new rules and regulations is a little too much like a runaway train, you are not alone! EHR, HIPAA 5010, ICD-10, OIG Compliance, Medicare PRQI, etc, etc In fact, 39 different healthcare associations have told the Feds to just slow down and quit interfering with our businesses by giving us new hoops …

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What to Do When: Systems & Solutions to Persnickety Problems Chiropractors Face

Ever get the feeling that your chiropractic office is “sweating the small stuff” or “majoring in the minors?”  Or that you are stuck at a certain level, doomed to repeat the same mistakes or scenarios time and time again? You know what I mean.  It’s those tiny little irritants that seem to add up to a big pain or problem …

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Chiropractic Documentation Date Dangers to Avoid

Recently I received an email from an auditing group to which I belong that offered some nasty little tips that auditors can use to easily recoup money from physicians, including chiropractors. First, let me pause and clarify one point. Although I do have a certification as a professional medical auditor (and as of this writing am the first and only …

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