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 …

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Steps to Make Your Chiropractic Billing Claims More Efficient & Effective

Over the last several years, the use of a standardized electronic claim form throughout the healthcare industry has become more popular, increasingly required and easier than ever before. It’s estimated that over 95% of health plans and providers are now electronic claims for the vast majority of patients.  Frankly, I’m a bit puzzled why it isn’t 100% — but then …

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How the New Modifier FX Will Affect Your Chiropractic Xray Payments

Effective January 1, 2017 Medicare released a new requirement and an accompanying new modifier that may have slipped under the radar for many chiropractors…for now. The new modifier is FX and is required when you take plain film x-rays (as opposed to digital x-rays). While chiropractors may think this ruling has no bearing on them (because Medicare does not reimburse x-rays …

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Why ICD-10 Has Been Bad For PI Cases (& What to Do About It)

Historically, chiropractors have enjoyed good success in personal injury work but the changes brought on by ICD-10 have not seemed to help in the matter and from the emails and comments we receive at our chiropractic seminars, it appears there is a good portion of the profession made significantly worse by ICD-10 when it comes to chiropractic personal injury work. …

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3 Revenue Leaks That Cost Your Chiropractic Business Thousands

While some chiropractors need to get more patients in the door to grow, most established practices can find significantly increased profits by focusing on firming up their systems and preventing revenue leaks.   In fact, according to Mark Lion of Lion & Company CPA’s, most small physician practices (including chiropractors) have an average of 10-15% profit leak without ever knowing or …

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Chiropractic Coding Confusion With ICD-10 Injury Codes

Despite the dust settling over ICD-10, there is still a significant amount of chiropractic coding confusion in respect to utilizing the injury codes — specifically  7th digit character extenders A, D or S. While there appear to be some differing options on how to use these extenders, I’d like to offer some perspectives to help clear the mud and enable you …

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Why MORE Medicare Audits For Chiropractors Are Coming (From Noridian, Railroad & More)

Just in case you haven’t heard the noise due to the headaches from your ICD-10 hangover, Medicare is on the prowl for chiropractors…again. A few weeks ago, chiropractors did poorly on yet another Office of Inspector General (OIG) review. The OIG is essentially the federal “auditing arm” of Medicare that targets who will be audited thanks to their performance. Interestingly …

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How to Find Medicare Approved ICD-10 Codes for Chiropractic

As we get nearer to the big day, some chiropractors are a bit overwhelmed with the sheer number of options presented to them with ICD-10 codes. While ICD-10 certainly does increase the total number of codes possible, most chiropractors will only use a small fraction of them. One key, then, to preventing ICD-10 overwhelm is to shrink the big list …

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These Auto Injury Payers are Ready for ICD-10 and These are…

As I stated in a previous article, these payers have been frustratingly quiet about what their plans are in respect to ICD-10 and virtually no information has been clearly stated online. And since PI carriers are technically exempt from HIPAA, this has led to a little anxiety and a lot of confusion from chiropractors wondering how they will bill auto …

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