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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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New Medicare Chiropractic Documentation Guidelines Released (& Effective Immediately for All Chiropractors)

While chiropractors may have been busy having some summer fun, CMS announced that there was a revision in the Medicare Chiropractic Documentation guidelines. The guidelines were released on June 18, 2018 and this change effects every Medicare carrier in the country.  So if you are a chiropractor who treats Medicare patients – regardless of whether you are PAR or NON-PAR …

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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 …

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: …

Accurate Apportionment of Personal Injury Cases for Chiropractors

When treating a motor vehicle injury, the “pre-existing condition” often creates enough of a mess to spark fear in the hands of inexperienced chiropractor or worse, to cause mistakes in the area of injury apportionment which can compromise the claim and/or produce a flurry of billing, coding and documentation errors that will lead to payment problems for the chiropractor (and …

Eliminating the Auditor’s “Ace in the Hole” to Protect Your Chiropractic Practice

In poker, the term “ace in hole” refers to a move that is sure to earn a win in the card game. Unfortunately, many auditors are walking around with their own “ace in the hole” and prepared to pull it out of their sleeve to demand repayment from unsuspecting chiropractors. Fortunately, if you read today’s post carefully, you will learn …

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 …