How to Survive a Chiropractic Audit (Part 2)

In Part One of this article “How to Survive a Chiropractic Audit” we focused on what to do if and when you get notification that your chiropractic practice is being audited.  My primary focus in that article was to prevent you from having a heart attack, from fleeing to a fortress in Slovenia, from unnecessarily declaring bankruptcy or from throwing …

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How to Correct Chiropractic Billing and Documentation Errors

Mistakes happen. The average busy chiropractor either fails to bill, code and document services correctly and unfortunately, their staff also misses it. The claim hits the insurance company with the bad info intact. Next, the DC contacts me with a series of questions, depending on the situation…

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7 Medicare Documentation Errors From Recent Chiropractic Audits

Medicare has been particularly active lately in attempting to educate chiropractors about errors that we have been making in respect to billing Medicare for chiropractic services.  Over the past month or so, several Medicare carriers (Noridian, Palmetto, NGS, etc) have held training sessions, webinars and teleseminars dedicated to reviewing “the rules” for proper chiropractic billing, coding and documentation in Medicare.  …

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How Can You Increase Your Chiropractic Income Without Working More?

At one point in time, virtually every business owner – chiropractors included – has asked the question “How can I improve my income?”   Today’s post will discuss this mega-dilemma of nearly all entrepreneurs. Before we discuss potential solutions, allow me to throw another question at you: HOW do you want to increase your income?

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Why Some Chiropractors Chase $44,000 Only to Lose $544,000 or More

One of the most common questions that I get around here is on EMR. Everyone wants to know what’s the best EMR system to use or when is a good time to implement EMR or how to implement EMR.  You get the idea. Those of you who have read or heard my thoughts on EMR know that I dance all …

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Chiropractic Documentation Date Dangers to Avoid

Recently I received an email from an auditing group to which I belong that offered some nasty little tips that auditors can use to easily recoup money from physicians, including chiropractors. First, let me pause and clarify one point. Although I do have a certification as a professional medical auditor (and as of this writing am the first and only …

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How to Interpret Your Chiropractic Comparative Billing Report

This past week or so, 5000 chiropractors nationwide received a “present” in the mail in the form of a Chiropractic Comparative Billing Report (CBR).  Even though I had previously reported that this would happen (see my previous post “Medicare Releases Chiropractic’s Comparative Billing Report Pilot”), my email inbox now knows what it must feel like to be a postal carrier …

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Random Thoughts Episode #136: Chiropractic Audits, Business Building & Success

I’m on the road for the next couple weeks traveling for a number of on-site consultations with clients so this blog post will be a summary of random thoughts on the most common questions that repeatedly brought to my e-mail inbox.

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The Best of…Strategic Chiropractor Blog Flashbacks

In business and in life, it is helpful to go back and review the basics, to take a look at where you’ve been and where you want to go. Today’s blog post feature’s 3 links to our most popular columns of the past – in case you missed them – or in case you need “a refresher course.”  (pardon the …

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Correcting Chiropractic Billing Snafus, Altering Records & Advice from Bob

In the wake of insurance denials, some chiropractors pose an interesting question in their attempt to get paid for what they do.  It is some variation of this: “If I billed something incorrectly…or the insurance company denied a particular service…or procedure A was bundled with procedure B…can I change my records/billing/coding so I can get paid for this?” Certainly, my …

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