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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: …

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 …

How to Audit a Chiropractic Audit

There has been quite an upswing in chiropractic audit activity in the profession lately.  I’m not sure if this is “audit season,” if payers have determined that once and for all they are going to “teach” us chiropractors a lesson and/or if we seem to be getting more proficient at making mistakes.  Regardless audits are up and so are the …

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 …

Avoiding the “Technique Trap” Audit

There’s a potential Achilles heel in chiropractic documentation that I’ve pointed out over the years in my seminars and webinars. Though this oversight is a huge one, it’s been a “theoretical” crack in the pavement…until recently. The trouble is your chiropractic technique and it’s ability to get you in a whole lot of hot water. To be specific, I’m not …