Handling Your Insurance Conflicts with Success

It’s a dilemma all too many offices face. You submit your claims to the insurance company, Medicare or other third party payer and…you expect to be paid. You check your mail, your clearinghouse submission file and perhaps even make a call to inquire about the status of your claim because the check simply has not arrived. And here is where …

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Audit “Tricks and Traps” DC’s Need to Avoid

Admittedly, there are some things we cannot do in regards to how the whole health care reform mess plays out.  One thing you can probably anticipate is that if the government gets involved, your level of paperwork, red tape and scrutiny will likely increase. Certainly, this is not good news to any health care provider – regardless of specialty – …

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Mastering Medical Necessity for Chiropractors (Part II)

In Part One of this article, we looked at medical necessity “traps.”  In other words, things NOT to do when attempting to document or meet criteria for medically necessary care. We also discussed that one of the challenges with mastering the maze of medical necessity is that the definitions may vary from payer to payer.  However, don’t lose hope.  There …

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Co-Pays, Coupons & Discounts: When Free Isn’t

After virtually every seminar I conduct, a DC asks me a question privately about discounted services. Whether it’s free exams, low-cost x-rays, or waiving co-pays, the doc is usually concerned that he is violating some rule or law by marketing his practice in this manner and too embarrassed to ask the question publicly. Often, the DC’s will confide that they …

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