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2019 Chiropractic Medicare Updates You Need to Know Now

As with all things insurance, the one constant is change.  Obviously, the feds are no different.  Here are four 2019 Chiropractic Medicare updates you must know now (as they are effective January 2019). Medicare Deductible We’ll ease into this with the simple fact that CMS has announced that the deductible has increased slightly for Medicare beneficiaries in Part B, which …

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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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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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Medicare Releasing New Cards for Chiropractic Patients in April 2018

In April 2018, your chiropractic patients will be receiving new Medicare cards to to fulfill a requirement to remove Social Security Numbers from all existing Medicare cards by April 2019. Chiropractors need to pay attention because a new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) will replace the SSN-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) on the new Medicare cards.  This change will impact chiropractic …

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Eliminating Busy-ness in Your Chiropractic Business (& Increasing Productivity)

When people begin a conversation (or an email) with the statement “I know that you’re probably really busy,” I often give them a surprising response – and so should you. I typically answer their assumption stating that I am not busy. From a helper perspective, if someone comes with a problem, I’d like to help. You probably aren’t much different. …

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Chiropractic Medicare Deductible for 2018

Today we have a simple announcement regarding the chiropractic Medicare deductible in 2018. The Center for Medicare Services (CMS)  announced that the annual deductible for all Medicare Part B beneficiaries will be $183 in 2018, the same annual deductible in 2017. Medicare Part B covers physician services (including that of chiropractors), outpatient hospital services, certain home health services, durable medical …

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Can Chiropractors Get Out of Medicare?

It’s a question we hear from frustrated chiropractors often. They are tired of the hassles of Medicare, the threat of audits, the increasing documentation requirements and the low pay. The rumor mill churns one way and their friends give them advice another way and many chiropractors end up confused in what they actually can and cannot do to reduce Medicare …

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Medicare MACRA in 2018 For Chiropractors: 8 Things You Need to Know

This month (November 2017), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule related to the Medicare Quality Payment Program in 2018. Many may recognize the quality program under its abbreviation known as MACRA which shortens its real mouthful of a name which is: the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Cutting straight to the bottom …

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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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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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