Is Your Chiropractic Non-compete Agreement Enforceable? Current Issues For Chiropractors To Consider

To chiropractors on both sides of the fence, a chiropractic non-compete agreement is often a hotly contested issue. For a business owner that is seeking to employ an associate chiropractor, there are obvious practical advantages of having a non-compete agreement, plus the experience learned in the school of hard knocks that basically teaches that non-competes are pretty much indispensable. After …

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Is Chiropractic Telemedicine or Telehealth an Untapped Opportunity for Your Practice?

Chiropractic Telemedicine or Telehealth is one of the hottest topics in practice management, clinical patient management and billing/coding circles – and it is one that we have been getting many questions about from the chiropractic community. Because this opportunity to implement chiropractic telemedicine or telehealth in your practice is so new, it’s one that does not have a long track …

ACA Objects to United Healthcare Chiropractic Policy — And Why Chiropractors & Their Patients Should Be Concerned!

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) just sent a polite, but firm, letter that objects to the new United Healthcare Chiropractic policy that is presently creating quite a stink in our profession. The letter was co-signed by State Association Presidents as well as other prominent political advocates for the chiropractic profession such as Jay Greenstein, DC of Clinical Compass, Don Cross, …

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Aetna Chiropractor? Your Payments Are in Jeopardy if You Adjust, Do Rehab or Don’t Follow Their Latest Policy Updates!

If you are an Aetna chiropractor, receiving payment for many of your services may now be in jeopardy thanks to three of their recent policy updates: one for chiropractic services and one for complementary and alternative medicine (both updated in June) and physical therapy services (updated earlier this year). The bad news is that this will affect all chiropractors – …

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(Policy Update) If You’re a United Healthcare Chiropractor, Here’s What You Can No Longer Treat

If you are a United Healthcare® chiropractor (regardless of whether you are in or out of network), beware of their new limitations of what you cannot treat (at least if you want to be paid).  UHC’s June 2018 policy update on spinal manipulation provides a very significant and admittedly strange entry into their widening “experimental and investigational services” category. Of course, …

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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 …

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CPT Code 97140 Problems & Strategies for Chiropractors to Get Paid

A few years back, I wrote about challenges that chiropractors were having with CPT Code 97140 and getting reimbursed from Aetna.   Since that time, there has been some progress, some frustrations over the lack of it and a few distinct changes that affect chiropractors getting paid for CPT Code 97140 (Manual Therapy) on the same day as their chiropractic adjustment. …

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Getting Around a Payer’s Chiropractic Pre-Authorizations: Are There Possible Exceptions?

Patients, providers and staff alike are frequently frustrated by chiropractic pre-authorizations.  But unfortunately, the process is likely here to stay and, in many states, getting much more common. After all, by installing chiropractic pre-authorizations, insurance payers create an effective way to block the patients from truly accessing the benefits they have paid for and, simultaneously, setting you (the contracted provider) …