New Medicare ABN Form Mandatory June 21, 2017

New Medicare ABN Form Mandatory June 21, 2017 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has revised the Advanced Beneficiary Notice of Non-coverage (ABN) Form. The revised Advanced Beneficiary Notice of Non-coverage (ABN), Form CMS-R-131, is issued to the patient or client by providers, physicians, practitioners, and suppliers in situations where Medicare payment is […]

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Chiropractic Practice Building Tips

Chiropractic Practice Building Tips 1 & 2 Stop Talking and Listen: Chiropractic Practice Building Tip #1 Every one of your patients has a unique story that they would like to tell. Let your patients tell their story before you begin telling them what you want them to hear about chiropractic. Ask your patients about their […]

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Multidisciplinary Practice Expansion

Expand Your Multidisciplinary Practice with Physician Extenders Chiropractors who are interested in cost-effectively expanding their multidisciplinary practice face a difficult choice when it comes to deciding who to hire. While bringing on an additional medical physician or expanding current physician practice hours may seem like the logical choice, non-physician practitioners, also called physician extenders (PEs), […]

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MIPS Participation Status Letter

MIPS Participation Status Letter The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that in late April through May, clinicians will be notified as to whether they are exempt from or required to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017. Practices will receive the letter from the Medicare Administrative Contractor that processes […]

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2017 Parker Vegas Brought Chiropractors from Around the World

Breakthrough Coaching was proud to be a sponsor at the Parker Experience this past month in Las Vegas.  The event brought together chiropractors from across the world and numbers and seen for many years. They celebrated the theme of Passion, Principles, and prosperity along with the 65th anniversary of the seminar’s founder Dr. Jim Parker. […]

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Chiropractic Profession to Advocate on Capitol Hill to Increase Patient Access

Chiropractic Profession to Advocate on Capitol Hill to Increase Patient Access Arlington, Va. — More than 500 chiropractic physicians, students and supporters will join the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to visit with lawmakers on Capitol Hill as part of Advocacy Day during the 2017 National Chiropractic Leadership Conference (NCLC). Chiropractic […]

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Medicare Part B Deductibles Announced

Medicare Part B Deductibles Announced Medicare Part B covers physician services, outpatient hospital services, certain home health services, durable medical equipment, and other items including chiropractic adjustments of the spine for subluxation. CMS announced that the annual deductible for all Medicare Part B beneficiaries will be $183 in 2017 (compared to $166 in 2016). Premiums […]

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Notice of Preliminary Injunction Against Enforcement of Section 1557 Rule Provisions on Gender Identity and Termination of Pregnancy

Notice of Preliminary Injunction Against Enforcement of Section 1557 Rule Provisions on Gender Identity and Termination of Pregnancy The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued an opinion and order on December 31, 2016 in Franciscan Alliance, Inc. et al v. Burwell.  The order preliminarily enjoins HHS from enforcing, on a nationwide basis, the […]

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New York State Minimum Weekly Salary Required for Exempt Employees Increases

New York State Minimum Weekly Salary Required for Exempt Employees Increases While the increase in the Federal minimum weekly salary for exempt employees has been put on hold, at least temporarily, New York State has enacted its own legislation on the matter. New wage orders, officially adopted by New York State on December 28, 2016, […]

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OCR Warns of Phishing Attempts Disguised as Official HIPAA Audit Program Emails

OCR Warns of Phishing Attempts Disguised as Official HIPAA Audit Program Emails  What’s worse than receiving an email indicating that you have been selected for an audit by your favorite government regulator? Clicking on a link in the email and discovering that it is a phishing attack that has just compromised your computer and your […]

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21st Century Cures Act Makes It Easier for Small Businesses to Offer HRAs – with No Excise Tax

21st Century Cures Act Makes It Easier for Small Businesses to Offer HRAs – with No Excise Tax Congress has delivered a last-minute present to small business owners this holiday season in the form of the 21st Century Cures Act. This law, which got wide bipartisan support from both houses of Congress, gives small business owners a […]

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HIPAA Security Risk Assessment

HIPAA Security Risk Assessment The end of the year is quickly approaching and the Security Risk Assessment is not only necessary for Meaningful Use attestation but is also a required element to HIPAA Security. It is very important for practices to complete this assessment and also essential to understand what, why, and how to perform […]

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MEDICARE TO CUT ANALOG X-RAY PAYMENTS STARTING IN 2017

MEDICARE TO CUT ANALOG X-RAY PAYMENTS STARTING IN 2017 As part of a push to nudge U.S. healthcare providers to adopt digital radiography (DR), the Medicare system will begin reducing payments for exams performed on analog x-ray systems starting in 2017. The year after that, sites using computed radiography (CR) equipment will also see payment […]

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HHS Finalizes Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)

HHS Finalizes Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) On October 14, HHS finalized its policy implementing the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) incentive payment provisions in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), collectively referred to as the Quality Payment Program. The new Quality Payment Program […]

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Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Opioid White Paper Record Downloads

Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Opioid White Paper Record Downloads If you have yet to see the stats on our landmark white paper ‘Chiropractic: A Safer Strategy Than Opioids,’ get ready for a nice surprise; Over 1,628 Downloads! That’s a record for us and for the chiropractic profession. The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), the only not-for-profit organization […]

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Increased False Claims Act penalties effective August 1

Increased False Claims Act penalties effective August 1 As of August 1, 2016, False Claims Act civil penalties increase to between $10,781.40 and $21,562.80 per claim, plus three times the amount of damages that the federal government sustains because of the false claim. It is important to note that when False Claims Act penalties increase, […]

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Nominations Open for Chiropractor of the Year & Practice Challenge

Nominations Open for Chiropractor of the Year & Practice Challenge Dear Breakthrough Coaching Member, Each year we honor the Chiropractor and Chiropractic Practice Team Member of the year at our November seminar in Orlando. We consider them the highest honors Breakthrough Coaching has to offer. This year we will hold our event at SeaWorld and […]

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The 60 Day CMS Overpayment Rule

The 60 Day CMS Overpayment Rule On February 11, 2016, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final overpayment rule commonly referred to as the “60 Day Rule”. Physicians, labs, hospitals, and other providers that receive reimbursement under Part A or B must comply with the 60 Day Rule or face penalties […]

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May is National Correct Posture Month

May is National Correct Posture Month Correct Posture Month encourages people to think about how posture can affect their overall health. Posture refers to the position a person’s body is in while they are sitting or standing. Use theBreakthrough Coaching 7 Step Posture Check (Form M273) in your presentations and screenings to help improve referrals […]

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SCOPE MODERNIZATION DISCUSSION DOCUMENT

SCOPE MODERNIZATION DISCUSSION DOCUMENT Dear New York Chiropractors, As the next stakeholder in this important process, the NYSCA is pleased to share this Scope Modernization Discussion Document and Draft with you, along with Frequently Asked Questions. The Scope Modernization committee welcomes your feedback, which can be submitted by [email protected] We hope to enhance the opportunities for chiropractic by […]

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