Sequestration! Why Your Medicare Payments for Chiropractic Services Seem Incorrect

[leadplayer_vid id=”5357E3F865F75″] Now that we are getting past the 60 day mark, many chiropractors have been noticing that there Medicare reimbursements seem a little off.  In other words, the payments aren’t exactly accurate with what they used to be. First, if you haven’t noticed, you should ask yourself a good hard question:  why?  Are you so poor at tracking your …

Taming the Chiropractic Accounts Receivable Tiger

  One of the most common questions that I am asked in my consulting practice and at my chiropractic billing, coding and documentation seminars  is this: “What is the best way to manage accounts receivable?” Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this problem which afflicts offices of all sizes. In today’s ever-changing world of coding, compliance and new payor …

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 …

Whiz-BANG! Increase Income & Avoid Trouble with Chiropractic Technology

Even for chiropractors who are not quite gadget-geeky enough to have a bathroom like the one pictured above, the writing on the wall is clear: the future of all business, including healthcare, is becoming increasingly dependent on technology. I have met the rare bird who refuses to use a computer, cell phone or debit card and I am sure they …

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?

12 Things Chiropractors Will Have to Change in 2012 (Part 2)

For the previous article in this series, see 12 Things Chiropractors Have to Change in 2012 (Part 1) 5) Be on the A/R Alert. As predicted, the latest statistical surveys on the economics of medicine (including chiropractic) have indicated that small physician and hospital Accounts Receivable are growing and “aging” across the board. Translation: it’s taking longer to get your …

5 Verification Mistakes That Chiropractors Make That Put Their Income at Risk!

As we discussed in my last post, Expedited Agreements and Other Fee Negotiation Scams Waged at Chiropractors, insurance payers are continually rolling out new tactics to avoid releasing claim payments or to minimize reimbursements. Accordingly, your standard operating procedures may longer be sufficient to get you paid for all the good work you do. One overlooked but vital tool to …