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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) …

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Can Chiropractors Get Out of Medicare?

It’s a question we hear from frustrated chiropractors often. They are tired of the hassles of Medicare, the threat of audits, the increasing documentation requirements and the low pay. The rumor mill churns one way and their friends give them advice another way and many chiropractors end up confused in what they actually can and cannot do to reduce Medicare …

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Preventing Employee Embezzlement In Your Chiropractic Office

Employee theft is a chiropractor’s nightmare most DC’s hope will never happen. Yet, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce reports that one out of every three business failures are the direct result of employee theft. Worse, healthcare offices sit at number four in the top industries for fraud. Of course, most chiropractors probably feel immune to the effects of fraud, because …

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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: …

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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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How to Reduce Chiropractic Accounts Receivable Without Using a Collections Agency (or Cousin Larry)

I was on a strategy session call with a new coaching client a few months ago who was so frustrated with the Accounts Receivable in his chiropractic practice that he asked a hilarious question: “What do I have to do to get patients to pay? Employ my Crazy Cousin Larry to go scream at them until they give me their money?” …

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Virtual Credit Cards: A Chiropractic Convenience or Payors Dipping Into Your Pockets?

If it appears that insurance payers unleash new rules, regulations, policies and even payment methods so quickly, you are not the only one left with your head spinning and your staff scrambling to keep up. Over the last several months, we’ve been getting more questions from chiropractors about an increasingly common payment method health insurers are offering: virtual credit cards. …

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Medicare Releases New Required ABN Form For Chiropractors

[Update] Here’s a quick update to the original post with a FAQ answered by the Feds themselves! One FAQ everyone is asking after my last post is this: Q: What do we do with current ABN’s that are in place? Are they invalid? Do we need to re-do them? A: If you have a current ABN on file, they can …

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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 …

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Common 98943 Chiropractic Extraspinal Adjustment Errors That Are Causing You Trouble

Since CPT Code 98943 (which is chiropractic adjustment to the extremities) is a procedure performed by exclusively by chiropractors, there seems to be some misunderstandings and misinterpretation of proper coding rules when it comes to getting paid. This certainly is not a one-sided problem. Both chiropractors and insurance payers appear to be missing the mark on how to get 98943 …

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