Biden Signs Federal Spending Bill, Easing – But Not Eliminating – Scheduled Cuts to Medicare Fee Schedule

Biden Signs Federal Spending Bill, Easing – But Not Eliminating – Scheduled Cuts to Medicare Fee Schedule Chiropractors and Other Providers to Face 2% Cut in 2023, Additional Decrease in 2024 In a Nutshell… The Federal Spending Bill: Reduces the 4.5% cut to the Medicare conversion factor scheduled for January 1, 2023, to 2% Provides […]

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Passage Of The 2023 OMNIBUS Spending Bill

PASSAGE OF THE 2023 OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL Congressional Omnibus Spending Deal Eases but Does Not Eliminate, Cuts to Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Scheduled to Begin January 1st  Chiropractors and Other Providers to Face 2% Cut in 2023, Additional Decrease in 2024 In a Nutshell… Passage of the Omnibus Spending Bill Would: Reduce the 4.5% cut […]

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2023 Medicare Fee Schedule Reductions Alert

2023 Medicare Fee Schedule Reductions Alert CMS has released the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. The fees reflect reductions of between 2.9 and 4.5% This is due to a 4.5% decrease in the conversion factor, which accounts for budget neutrality requirements required by federal law. In addition, the 3% supplemental increase to physician payments passed […]

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Chiropractic Future Awards Chiropractic Fellowship to Dartmouth

Chiropractic Future Awards Chiropractic Fellowship to Dartmouth Chiropractic Future is thrilled to announce their award of a Chiropractic Fellowship at Dartmouth within the Geisel School of Medicine. The Chiropractic Fellowship at Dartmouth aims to advance chiropractic clinical skills and research on spinal pain through cultivating and mentoring an exceptional candidate in a three-year postdoctoral program focused […]

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Foundation for Chiropractic Progress to Host Virtual Job Fair On October 11, 2022

Foundation for Chiropractic Progress to Host Virtual Job Fair On October 11, 2022 Live event for doctors of chiropractic (DCs) to find jobs or recruit associates to be held on October 11, 2022 The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the value of chiropractic care, is holding […]

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Spinal Posture Assessment In Health Exams Reliably Detects Cognitive Decline

Spinal Posture Assessment In Health Exams Reliably Detects Cognitive Decline A mass survey of citizens aged 50 to 89 years examined whether cognitive decline could be detected by sagittal spinal balance measurement based on a radiological approach. Doctors from Shinshu University observed associations between sagittal vertical axis (SVA) anteriorization and higher age with lower cognitive […]

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Bosses Swear by the 90-Day Rule to Keep Workers Long Term 

Bosses Swear by the 90-Day Rule to Keep Workers Long Term Chipotle, Waste Management and others gear hiring around reaching a milestone they say is critical to employee retention In the quest to retain workers, companies are sharpening their focus on a very specific common goal: 90 days. Hold on to an employee for three […]

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A Connection between Balance & Mortality

A Connection between Balance & Mortality In a recent study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers investigated the association between a complete 10-second one-legged stance and all-cause mortality. Aging is correlated to the progressive decline in physical health and reduction in elements of aerobic and non-aerobic fitness. Moreover, several studies have shown […]

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New Side Effects of Popular Medicines Discovered: Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Could Cause Chronic Pain

New Side Effects of Popular Medicines Discovered: Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Could Cause Chronic Pain The most common types of NSAIDs include aspirin, ibuprofen (commonly referred to as Advil), and naproxen (known by the brand name Aleve and Naprosyn). However, despite their popularity, these medicines can have side effects. According to McGill University and colleagues in Italy, using […]

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A Senate Bill Has Been Introduced… What Does That Mean?

A Senate Bill Has Been Introduced… What Does That Mean? April 13, 2022  By John Falardeau On Thursday, April 7, just before a two-week congressional recess, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), joined by his colleagues Sens. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), introduced S. 4042, the Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act, a bipartisan […]

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There are No changes to HIPAA yet but what does this mean for you now?

HHS released this email today. We have seen similar messages in the last few months.  These emails are summarizing cases that are part of OCR’s HIPAA Right of Access Initiative. This initiative is targeted at offices that do not release information when properly requested or release when they should not have. This is not surprising […]

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Provider Relief Fund Reporting Requirements and Auditing

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BREAKING NEWS: DUTCH COURT ISSUES HISTORIC RULING ON CAUSATION IN CHIROPRACTIC SMT CASE

BREAKING NEWS: DUTCH COURT ISSUES HISTORIC RULING ON CAUSATION IN CHIROPRACTIC SMT CASE Haarlem, Netherlands, February 21, 2022: Chiropractor cleared of causing grievous bodily harm during treatment. The Noord-Holland Court has passed its judgment in relation to a chiropractor alleged to have caused serious physical injury after a patient, who had presented with a 5-day […]

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UnitedHealthcare Adds Prior Authorization to Physical, Occupational Therapy in 4 States

UnitedHealthcare Adds Prior Authorization to Physical, Occupational Therapy in 4 States UnitedHealthcare now requires members to obtain prior authorization before undergoing physical and occupational therapy at multidisciplinary offices and outpatient hospitals in four states. Five details: The prior-authorization requirements for physical and occupational therapy went into effect on Feb. 1 in Arkansas, Georgia, New Jersey, and South […]

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Medicare Modernization Contact Congress Today

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HIPAA Security: Are You Still Secure?

HIPAA Security: Are You Still Secure? Cyber security is a hot topic among the .govs now so more than ever.  COVID has brought to light some challenges with software updates. IT staffing, and staff turnover. Chiropractic practices that were HIPAA security compliant and protected now may not be. What do you as a practitioner need […]

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Are you even listening to me?

Are you even listening to me? My husband thinks this joke is extremely funny. I say, “Are you even listening to me?” and he says,” What were you saying something?”  He finds it hilarious; me not so much. But listening skills are essential in any successful chiropractic practice.  Without asking your spouse how are your […]

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HIPAA Action Items for the Year’s End

HIPAA Action Items for the Year’s End As we move into this New Year it’s a great time to review your HIPAA Policies & Procedures and ensure compliance throughout the practice.  Many of you have had staff turnover and policies you had in place even a year ago may have fallen by the wayside. As […]

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2022 Medicare Fee Schedule Changes

2022 Medicare Fee Schedule Changes The House and Senate passed S.610, which addresses the looming Medicare payment cuts and President Biden has signed the bill into law. This means that the cuts have now been delayed, but only for a while.  Here is what the new law addresses:  The 2% sequestration has been delayed again […]

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Biden-Harris Administration to Expand Vaccination Requirements for Health Care Settings

Press Release Sep 09, 2021 Biden-Harris Administration to Expand Vaccination Requirements for Health Care Settings https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/biden-harris-administration-expand-vaccination-requirements-health-care-settings Facilities | CMS What does this mean for you and your practice? What: The Biden-Harris Administration will require COVID-19 vaccination of staff within all Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities as a condition for participating in Medicare or Medicaid Who: All Medicare […]

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