Small Chiropractic Documentation Errors That Lead to Big Problems

With auditors examining our every move, many chiropractors are growing increasingly concerned about the state of their documentation.  Here’s the really bad news: as a Certified Professional Auditor and Professional Coder myself, I have reviewed countless chiropractic records and many DCs have good reason to worry. Here’s the good news: this article will teach you how to avoid surprisingly common …

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How to Survive a Chiropractic Audit (Part 2)

In Part One of this article “How to Survive a Chiropractic Audit” we focused on what to do if and when you get notification that your chiropractic practice is being audited.  My primary focus in that article was to prevent you from having a heart attack, from fleeing to a fortress in Slovenia, from unnecessarily declaring bankruptcy or from throwing …

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How to Survive a Chiropractic Audit (Part 1)

Are your insurance payers, Medicare or even Personal Injury/Motor Vehicle carriers asking you for refunds? Over the last several years, you’ve probably noticed an increase in the number of payers auditing chiropractic services. This trend seems to be increasing as is the aggressiveness of the audit. Translation – payers are asking for more money back, more frequently.  At times, it …

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7 Medicare Documentation Errors From Recent Chiropractic Audits

Medicare has been particularly active lately in attempting to educate chiropractors about errors that we have been making in respect to billing Medicare for chiropractic services.  Over the past month or so, several Medicare carriers (Noridian, Palmetto, NGS, etc) have held training sessions, webinars and teleseminars dedicated to reviewing “the rules” for proper chiropractic billing, coding and documentation in Medicare.  …

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Chiropractic Compliance on the Web: How DC’s Can Avoid Internet Trouble

We’ve all heard what a powerful marketing tool the internet can be for our chiropractic practices. I agree that chiropractors should be using the internet as one of their chiropractic marketing tools. Whether or not most chiropractors are doing so effectively is another discussion for another time. For today, I’d like to talk about the dangers of the internet and …

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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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How to Interpret Your Chiropractic Comparative Billing Report

This past week or so, 5000 chiropractors nationwide received a “present” in the mail in the form of a Chiropractic Comparative Billing Report (CBR).  Even though I had previously reported that this would happen (see my previous post “Medicare Releases Chiropractic’s Comparative Billing Report Pilot”), my email inbox now knows what it must feel like to be a postal carrier …

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Random Thoughts Episode #136: Chiropractic Audits, Business Building & Success

I’m on the road for the next couple weeks traveling for a number of on-site consultations with clients so this blog post will be a summary of random thoughts on the most common questions that repeatedly brought to my e-mail inbox.

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The Best of…Strategic Chiropractor Blog Flashbacks

In business and in life, it is helpful to go back and review the basics, to take a look at where you’ve been and where you want to go. Today’s blog post feature’s 3 links to our most popular columns of the past – in case you missed them – or in case you need “a refresher course.”  (pardon the …

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Chiropractic Audits — What To Do When You Receive THE Letter!

  Don’t Panic and Don’t Ignore It! An audit letter is not an automatic presumption of guilt.  Some audits are completely random and conducted routinely with no suspicion cast toward your billing activities, documentation ability or treatment parameters. So do not panic in the presence of an audit letter. Don’t assume that your documentation is substandard. Don’t automatically determine they …

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