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Why Your Exams are the Easiest Chiropractic Audits to Fail (& to Fix So You Can Keep Your Money)

It’s a dirty little secret among auditors that E/M codes are easy money to take back from doctors.  Unfortunately, as chiropractors, we are no exception and your exams may possibly be the easiest chiropractic audits to fail.  Of course, failure means repayment, which is obviously unpleasant and painful. Obviously the news is no secret to insurance companies who love to …

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: …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Why Medicare Will Continue to Audit Chiropractors in 2017

At the end of each fiscal year, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) releases its “work plan” for the following year.  This work plan essentially reveals areas that Medicare will target for audits. Unfortunately, for many moons now, chiropractic has ended up on this list.  2017 is no different, as the OIG’s work plan established at the end of 2016 …