Your Self-Introduction

Your Self-Introduction “Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.” – Samuel Johnson  It is important to develop a very brief self-introduction that tells people what you want them to know about you and your practice. It is sometimes called “the elevator speech” because you should be able to finish it before the listener reaches […]

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IMPORTANT CHANGES FOR CHIROPRACTIC FROM THE NEW RELIEF PACKAGE (CONSOLIDATED APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2021)

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (including the latest stimulus package) addressed several issues that will impact chiropractic physicians. The items of interest include: Medicare Fees (some relief for the looming cuts), Paycheck Protection Program changes (non-taxable and calculation of revenue changes), small Provider Relief Fund changes, Section 2706 Non-Discrimination rulemaking requirements (a welcome change), […]

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M1006 – New Years Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions “Don’t make resolutions without an action plan. The secret to success is right in your hands.” –J. Allen Shaw   Goal-setting can be made easier when you begin with the end in mind.  Follow this 6-step process and you’ll find yourself celebrating your achievements as you ring in the New Year: 1, […]

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Feelings

Feelings “Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.” – Audre Lorde Everyone has many feelings on a daily basis. These feelings help determine our moods, what we will do, and the decisions we will make. It is important to realize how powerful feelings are, and also some of the myths and misconceptions we […]

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PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM UPDATE

PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM UPDATE  QUALIFIED PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM (PPP) EXPENSES ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE Congress voted to overrule the original IRS ruling stating that forgiven PPP loan proceeds would be non-deductible.  The new bill makes all qualified PPP expenses deductible, essentially making 100% of PPP proceeds tax-free. This is a major tax break for 2020 and […]

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Grow Consistently

Grow Consistently “If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” – Gail Sheehy Personal growth seems to occur in spurts. We gain a little, lose a little, surge ahead or slide into a holding pattern wherein growth seems to be stagnated. Here are some ways to get back […]

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2020 Year End Reminders for Chiropractors

2020 YEAR END REMINDERS FOR CHIROPRACTORS Although the list below is not exhaustive, it does contain many of the critical deadlines and vital tasks for the end of 2020.  Please take a moment to ensure you have all your bases covered.  NEW E&M CODE SELECTION RULES: Effective January 1, 2021, practitioners will have the choice to document […]

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When You’re Feeling Down

When You’re Feeling Down “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau Seems as though it’s easy to get down these days. While the reasons are legion, the story is pretty much the same: try as you may, being up, on top, all the time […]

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Living Your Dream

Living Your Dream “Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes.” – Kenneth Hildebrand Unlimit yourself and dream as high as your heart can extend. When you hear yourself saying “No, that’s not right,” or “No, that is silly,” or “No, that can never happen,” then that is your clue that you have found what you […]

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Defining Your Personal Purpose

Defining Your Personal Purpose “Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” – Helen Keller The foundation for creating and living a purpose-centered life is based on key elements which, when present, support you to lead a meaningful life. […]

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OCR Settles Eleventh Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative

OCR Settles Eleventh Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces its eleventh settlement of an enforcement action in its HIPAA Right of Access Initiative.  OCR announced this initiative as an enforcement priority in 2019 to support individuals’ right […]

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CMS Cancels Round 2021 for Most DMEPOS Product Categories

CMS Cancels Round 2021 for Most DMEPOS Product Categories Accreditation Commission for Health Care On Tuesday, October 27, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that competitive bidding contracts will not be awarded for most DMEPOS product categories bid in Round 2021, with the exception of Off-The-Shelf (OTS) Back Braces and OTS […]

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HHS Provider Relief Fund Phase 3 Application Deadline Nov 6, 2020

HHS Provider Relief Fund Phase 3 Application Deadline Nov 6, 2020 Healthcare providers can now apply for additional payments from the Phase 3 General Distribution. The HHS Provider Relief Fund offers financial support to healthcare providers who have experienced lost revenues and/or expenses attributable to COVID-19. You should apply for Phase 3 if you experienced […]

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TAKE ACTION TODAY! Medicare Proposed Cuts to Chiropractic

TAKE ACTION TODAY! Medicare Proposed Cuts to Chiropractic Email Congress about Proposed Medicare Cuts The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would make changes for Medicare payments under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) for 2021. When making changes, HHS is required to achieve budget neutrality which means for any […]

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New CPT Code Now Available to Report COVID-19 PPE Costs

New CPT Code Now Available to Report COVID-19 PPE Costs On September 8, 2020, the American Medical Association (AMA) released new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 99072 for reporting the cost of additional personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning supplies, and clinician or clinical staff time needed to safely provide in-person services during the public health emergency (PHE). […]

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HHS Provider Relief Funds Round II Deadline August 28, 2020

HHS Provider Relief Funds: It’s August what do I need to know? August 20, 2020 Overview: Most providers received funds in April via EFT.  2nd round distribution began after providers attested, agreed to the Terms & Conditions, provided tax returns, and lost revenue data.   FYI if you did not apply for 2nd round money you may […]

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American Massage Therapy Association Consumer Survey

American Massage Therapy Association Consumer Survey In a May 2020 AMTA consumer survey on massage therapy and COVID-19, of those who indicated they received a massage in the past 12 months: 72 percent have a high likelihood of going back to the therapist they saw for their last massage. 45 percent of massage consumers will […]

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HHS CARES Act Relief Fund Additional Payment June 3 Deadline

HHS CARES Act Relief Fund Additional Payment June 3 Deadline Providers must accept the Terms & Conditions AND submit revenue information by June 3rd to be considered for additional payment. First Round Payments: Most providers received the first round of deposits automatically beginning April 10th. Instructions were issued that you must accept their terms and conditions to keep […]

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State of Illinois: Model Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Program

State of Illinois  Model Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Program The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) was charged by Public Act 101-0221 (commonly referred to as the Workplace Transparency Act) to develop and release a model Sexual Harassment Prevention Training program for Illinois employers. “We cannot combat rampant sexual harassment in the workplace without substantive and accessible […]

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COVID-19 Social Distancing Signs and Floor Decals

COVID-19 Social Distancing Signs and Floor Decals Now is the time to making your practice’s hygiene efforts conspicuous. Post signage at your entry doors alerting patients that they should not enter if they have symptoms of COVID-19 has had contact with someone who has been exposed to the virus or has traveled out of the […]

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