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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 …

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MORE Chiropractic Audit Errors You Need to Fight (Part 2)

In Part One of this post (5 Chiropractic Audit Errors You Need to Fight), we discussed the fact that audit errors are common and that they absolutely need to be appealed or fought. Specifically, we mentioned three that you would need to get your boxing gloves on for: Statistical Extrapolation Failure to Adhere to Appeal Guidelines Improperly Offsetting Checks In …

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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: …

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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 …

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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 …

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How to Amend Your Chiropractic Documentation (& How NOT To)

Life’s not perfect and neither is your documentation.  But there’s a fine line between altering a medical record (which can be fraudulent) and amending your chiropractic documentation. Chiropractors ask us for advice on how to do this (either before or after an audit), so here are some guidelines to doing it correctly so that you can avoid those awkward discussions …

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Three Chiropractic Audits Coming Your Way (2 You Should Easily Pass)

The first quarter of each year often sees a wave of new rules, requirements, payer policy changes and, unfortunately, audits. It’s essential that your office keep up with these changes that happen both on the national and local level (which is one big reason why you want to catch one of our chiropractic billing, coding & insurance seminars at 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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How to Fight Offset Payment Audits Against Your Chiropractic Practice

It’s bad enough to be on the receiving end of an audit. But what produces pure frustration AND a feeling of powerlessness is when payers recoup your money by offsetting payments from future checks regardless of whether they had the right to recover their money in that fashion (or at all). Unfortunately, I’ve done far more than my fair share …

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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 …

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