Assessing Your Chiropractic Compliance Risks

The September 23, 2013 deadline for HIPAA Compliance via the Omnibus Rule is past.  Covered entities (every chiropractic office) are now “eligible” for audits from the Office of Civil Rights (HIPAA abuse violations) and the Department of Justice (criminal fraud investigations) for compliance related violations. Essentially, you have one of three choices: 1)      Hope your practice and procedures are compliant …

New Rules & Regulations For Chiropractors Anger 39 Healthcare Associations

If you think the pace of all the new rules and regulations is a little too much like a runaway train, you are not alone! EHR, HIPAA 5010, ICD-10, OIG Compliance, Medicare PRQI, etc, etc In fact, 39 different healthcare associations have told the Feds to just slow down and quit interfering with our businesses by giving us new hoops …

Chiropractic Nightmares: Going Rogue, Low Tech Hacks & Employee Stupidity

Apparently, last week’s blog post on security struck a sore spot with many readers who have experienced security problems, challenges and employee issues within their office. Interestingly enough, the comments and questions I received were not focused on firewall breaches, corporate bank data comprises or any “high level” security threats that created a cascade of financial and stress-related nightmares for …

The Best of…Strategic Chiropractor Blog Flashbacks

In business and in life, it is helpful to go back and review the basics, to take a look at where you’ve been and where you want to go. Today’s blog post feature’s 3 links to our most popular columns of the past – in case you missed them – or in case you need “a refresher course.”  (pardon the …

Practical HIPAA Privacy for the Compliant Chiropractor

From the recent activity of my email inbox, I am guessing that the recent upsurge of interest and changes revolving around HIPAA has led many chiropractors to question the basics of what they need to do to be compliant and protect patient privacy. Two of the most common questions that I get are in regards to sign-in sheets and display …