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How New Medicare Documentation Changes Will Affect YOUR Chiropractic Practice (Good News!)

For the first time in many years, there are rules regarding new Medicare documentation changes that are actually good news! In fact, for the first time in…well, forever…the latest changes proposed by Medicare will actually make chiropractic documentation easier in respect to your Evaluation & Management (E/M) notes.  Here’s why: New E/M Medicare Documentation Changes for 2019 Medicare had originally …

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Chiropractic Insurance Billing, Coding, Documentation MASTERY Seminar

Get the LATEST Need-to-Know Insurance Updates to Get Paid for What You Do AND Stay Compliant for Chiropractic, Massage & Rehab Services in 2019 & Beyond! Presented By:  Tom Necela, DC, CPC, CPMA, CCP-P of The Strategic Chiropractor 2019 is already looking to be a year of big changes for chiropractors in the arena of insurance billing, coding, documentation, compliance …

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2019 ICD-10 Codes for Chiropractors.

Yes, the 2019 ICD-10 Codes for Chiropractors Start NOW

We’ve been receiving a number of emails from confused docs and their billing staff who are asking if the 2019 ICD-10 codes for chiropractors begin now (in October 2018) or later (in January 2019). The short answer is: even though the newest code set is named ICD-10 2019, the codes go into effect starting October 1, 2018! What 2019 ICD-10 …

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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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(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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Continued Problems With CPT Code 98943 for Chiropractors

It is with sadness that I report at the problems with CPT code 98943 (for a chiropractic extremity adjustment)  have continued for well over 5 years now  and it  does not look like that the challenges will be disappearing anytime soon. Unfortunately, we routinely get emails from confused chiropractors and their staff regarding problems they are having while wrestling with …

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Conquering Colossus (& Other PI Claims Processing Software) in Your Chiropractic Practice

Anyone who has cared for personal injury patients is likely familiar with the claims processing software known as Colossus (or you should be). Depending on your data sources (because auto insurance payers aren’t likely to reveal them), the list of carriers who use Colossus to determine your patient’s claim value and how much treatment to permit is pretty beefy. Most …

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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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