How Chiropractors Can Leave Insurance Without Killing Their Practice (Part 2)

  In Part 1 of this article, we discussed how asking better questions will help put you in the right mindset when thinking about converting to a cash practice or simply leaving a payer. I also showed you a framework to help you decide whether or not you should leave. In fact, the exercises that I shared in Part 1 …

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How Chiropractors Can Leave Insurance Without Killing Their Practice in the Process (Part 1)

  Recently, one of my coaching members asked me an interesting question: “Can you tell me the benefits of staying with XYZ insurance?”  In my opinion, the structure of this question was excellent as opposed to the typical way most chiropractors seem to think about insurance participation. Here’s one reason why:  the question was posed asking the benefits of staying …

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Verifying Chiropractic Insurance With New Affordable Care Act Plans

With more than 1 million newly insured patients entering the healthcare system in the first round of Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollments, it is safe to say there will be confusion among chiropractors and patients across the country in the first months of implementation. Many patients who signed up for coverage in December 2013 may not have insurance identification cards …

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The Top 6 Reasons Your Chiropractic Claims are Denied, Delayed or Paid Incorrectly

Chiropractors make many mistakes, but statistically speaking here are the reasons from the medical billing industry that things go wrong, payments get denied, pending or cause your claims and your money to get held up at the insurance company:

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What to Do When the Insurance Company “Loses” Your Chiropractic Claim

I am here today to talk a little about a frustrating event that happens all too often in your practice — the “lost” claim. Call it lost, non-received, missing, deep-sixed, whatever you like — the meaning is the same: the insurance company doesn’t have it and therefore, they are not paying.  You can scream, threaten, pull your hair out or …

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Insurance Contract Catastrophes – How Chiropractors Can Avoid Them Before They Happen

It’s no secret that chiropractors are all fighting declining reimbursements and a growing portion of fees are being pushed onto the patient by the insurance payers.  In fact, according to Athena Health Payer View 2012, the weighted Provider Collection Burden increased by 7 percent from 2010 – 2011.  In other words, your patients are being forced to foot more of …

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Aetna Denials for 97140 & Chiropractic Adjustments (Part 2)

As I mentioned in my previous blog post Aetna Denials For Manual Therapy (97140) and Chiropractic Adjustments, it appears that Aetna is up to no good again in terms of denying claims for chiropractic adjustments and manual therapy (97140) services performed on the same day. For those of you who read the post, you will recall that I did not …

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Why 2012 Health Insurance Report Cards Are Bad News for Chiropractors

The National Health Insurance Report Cards recently celebrated its 5 year anniversary of giving geeks like me a lot of the dirt and data on how insurance is paying (or not paying). The 2012 version of the report cards were not very different from previous years. Although a few payers made improvements, most are woefully slow, problematic and downright secretive …

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