Why Medicare Will Continue to Audit Chiropractors in 2017

At the end of each fiscal year, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) releases its “work plan” for the following year.  This work plan essentially reveals areas that Medicare will target for audits. Unfortunately, for many moons now, chiropractic has ended up on this list.  2017 is no different, as the OIG’s work plan established at the end of 2016 …

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Medicare’s New Rule Affects How Much Care You Can Give Away

While one of my primary concerns here at The Strategic Chiropractor is helping you get paid for the work that you do, a frequent question we get at our seminars and via email is in regards to giving away care. Frequently, chiropractors want to know how if or how they can give services away for free AND keep compliant. While …

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Why Chiropractors Get the Medicare ABN Wrong (+ How to Fix It Fast)

Perhaps it’s because it’s the start of the year, or because I have my ChiroProgress Seminars coming up focusing on how to do better Medicare, better insurance and better business. Or perhaps because, we chiropractors simply still don’t understand the ABN. Regardless, the questions are coming in. And they tell something about many DC’s — you are doing the ABN’s …

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Medicare Changes Chiropractors Should Make in 2017

To start off 2017, I’d like to propose Medicare changes chiropractors should make.  In reality, the changes are not really options.  But we do have an opportunity for how we will handle the mess Medicare is launching our way… Managing (or Avoiding) MACRA One item that will immediately place itself on your agenda is how you will handle Medicare’s new variation on the …

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The Easiest (& Hardest) Medicare Changes Chiropractors Must Make in 2017

If you plan on seeing any Medicare patients in 2017, it’s time to start planning for the changes you must make. We’ll start with the easy ones and move onward towards those that may raise our blood pressure a few points. The New Medicare Part B Deductible For 2017, The new Medicare Part B Deductible will be $183. That’s an …

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Can Chiropractors Opt Out of Medicare?

With the election looming and the victory of an undesirable political candidate within the realm of probability (regardless of which side of the fence you are on), some chiropractors are looking to exit the madness called Medicare.  Even during non-election years, frustrated chiropractors are seeking ways to reduce their Medicare woes and increase the chances of some profits beyond the paltry …

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Are Chiropractors Required or Released From ACA Section 1557?

Yet another compliance requirement potentially darkens the doors of chiropractic practices and is accompanied by an audit threat that is causing a bit of a stir in the profession.  But, there is potential good news here for many, possibly even most, chiropractors in regards to Section 1557.  Here are the basic facts: What is Section 1557? Section 1557 is the …

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Simple, Common Mistakes Chiropractors Make in Audits (That Cause Them to Forfeit Their Money)

Unless you have just emerged from your 20 year time capsule, it’s not really news that Medicare has its crosshairs on chiropractors. We are perennially an audit target. And while this fact frustrates many chiropractors, motivates some into compliance and just plain confuses much of the chiropractic profession, here’s the plain and simple truth: Medicare will continue to audit for …

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Time For Chiropractors To Opt Out Of Medicare? (& Plan B Strategies)

It’s that oh so special time of year where chiropractors who have had their full of Medicare can choose to change their participating provider status. Yes, in the last 6 weeks of every calendar year, chiropractors can elect to become Non-Par providers in Medicare and feel a slight taste of freedom. Unfortunately, don’t get too excited about the event.  Changing …

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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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