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How New Medicare Documentation Changes Will Affect YOUR Chiropractic Practice (Good News!)

For the first time in many years, there are rules regarding new Medicare documentation changes that are actually good news! In fact, for the first time in…well, forever…the latest changes proposed by Medicare will actually make chiropractic documentation easier in respect to your Evaluation & Management (E/M) notes.  Here’s why: New E/M Medicare Documentation Changes for 2019 Medicare had originally …

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Yes, the 2019 ICD-10 Codes for Chiropractors Start NOW

We’ve been receiving a number of emails from confused docs and their billing staff who are asking if the 2019 ICD-10 codes for chiropractors begin now (in October 2018) or later (in January 2019). The short answer is: even though the newest code set is named ICD-10 2019, the codes go into effect starting October 1, 2018! What 2019 ICD-10 …

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New Medicare Chiropractic Documentation Guidelines Released (& Effective Immediately for All Chiropractors)

While chiropractors may have been busy having some summer fun, CMS announced that there was a revision in the Medicare Chiropractic Documentation guidelines. The guidelines were released on June 18, 2018 and this change effects every Medicare carrier in the country.  So if you are a chiropractor who treats Medicare patients – regardless of whether you are PAR or NON-PAR …

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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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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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Six Steps to Sabotage Your Chiropractic PI Claims (& How to Avoid Them)

In the land of personal injury work, there is great opportunity coupled with great danger if you don’t do things well. On the opportunity side, there are few chances for chiropractors to get paid better for their work than in the PI arena. Of course, there is also the risk that your chiropractic PI work won’t be paid at all …

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Accurate Apportionment of Personal Injury Cases for Chiropractors

When treating a motor vehicle injury, the “pre-existing condition” often creates enough of a mess to spark fear in the hands of inexperienced chiropractor or worse, to cause mistakes in the area of injury apportionment which can compromise the claim and/or produce a flurry of billing, coding and documentation errors that will lead to payment problems for the chiropractor (and …

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Medicare Releases New Required ABN Form For Chiropractors

[Update] Here’s a quick update to the original post with a FAQ answered by the Feds themselves! One FAQ everyone is asking after my last post is this: Q: What do we do with current ABN’s that are in place? Are they invalid? Do we need to re-do them? A: If you have a current ABN on file, they can …

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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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