Top 10 reasons to raise profitability by adding Decompression

Top 10 reasons to raise profitability by adding Decompression As a chiropractic coach, I am often asked what the easiest way is to make more money. My answer is hard work! Many offices are looking for the fairy godmother of profitability. Where decompression will not automatically rain money, it can be very profitable. Offer an […]

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Improving Team Culture Maintain A Positive Attitude

Improving Team Culture Maintain A Positive Attitude It’s important to note that team culture is only as good as your weakest team member.  A football team will not win the game is the quarterback refuses to play.  I speak to chiropractic offices all the time and the staff thinks it’s the doctor’s fault and the […]

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Master Social Media to Grow Your Practice – Tip 3

Master Social Media to Grow Your Practice – Tip 3 Tag Influencers in Social Media Posts A great tactic to capture more exposure for your social media posts is to tag other people. Just like posts with hashtags, tagged posts are a bulletproof tactic on every major social media network. With tactical tagging, you tap […]

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Master Social Media to Grow Your Practice – Tip 2

Master Social Media to Grow Your Practice – Tip 2 Express Your Personality  Aim to be genuine on social media. Consumers are savvy to constructed stories and are drawn to authenticity. Examine the brands that you follow. Most likely they have a personality that relates what is special or unique about them. Most successful practices […]

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As part of the HIPAA Security Rule, there is a standard that refers to the Device and Media Controls. 

As part of the HIPAA Security Rule, there is a standard that refers to the Device and Media Controls. What is a device according to HIPAA Security Rule? Devices are anything digital you may use in the practice that may access or save digital information including ePHI.  Computers, laptops, printers, scanners, fax, tablets, etc. Remember […]

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Master Social Media To Grow to Grow Your Practice – Tip 1

Master Social Media To Grow – Tip 1 Tell Great Stories Consumers disengage when they are bombarded with impersonal messages and spam, so posting generic content is far from effective. What resonates with people most on social media is social storytelling. Story-based posts that don’t have a “call to action” or link included can foster […]

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OIG Exclusion List

OIG Exclusion List We have been taught for years do not employ an individual who is on the exclusion list.  When reading it may seem that only providers can be excluded.  If you read further into OIG’s frequently asked questions and other clarification OIG provides; there are reasons why staff members can be excluded as […]

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Master Social Media to Grow Your Practice

Master Social Media to Grow Your Practice No practice marketing strategy can neglect social media. The number of potential patients connected to each other through social media rises every day. If your practice isn’t connected to your community with social media, you can be sure that your competition is. Social media is one of the […]

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Coding Clinic Officially Defines Spondylolisthesis and Disc Disorder

Coding Clinic Officially Defines Spondylolisthesis and Disc Disorder The Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS is a quarterly newsletter published by the American Hospital Association’s Central Office (AHA). The information they publish is a joint effort of several organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the Centers […]

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Chiropractic Symposium Brings Top Chiropractors Together

Chiropractic Symposium Brings Top Chiropractors Together  The top chiropractors from across the United States will join together in the “Expanding Your Practice Symposium” on November 9-11 in Orlando, Florida. The purpose of the conference is to bring together chiropractors and their staff members in a setting that allows them to share their experience and expertise […]

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CMS Proposes Changes to Evaluation & Management Requirements

CMS Proposes Changes to Evaluation & Management Requirements It is no secret that providers have long argued that E/M coding is burdensome and does not truly reflect the services provided. This fact is acknowledged by CMS with the following statement “Prior attempts to revise the E/M guidelines were unsuccessful or resulted in additional complexity due […]

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Exosomes: How Stem Cells Work

Exosomes: How Stem Cells Work Stem cells are unique cells with amazing healing capabilities, it’s only been in the last decade that a substantial number of scientists are investigating and providing insights on how to use them most effectively with the help of clinicians having “boots on the ground” actually witnessing the effects and what […]

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2018 MIPS Eligibility Tool

2018 MIPS Eligibility Tool CMS has released the updated MIPS Participation Lookup Tool for 2018 eligibility for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Enter your NPI to determine whether you need to participate during the 2018 performance year. CMS changed the eligibility threshold for 2018: Clinicians and groups are now excluded from MIPS if they 1) billed […]

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Affirms Opioids Should Not Be Prescribed as First or Second Lines of Pain Therapy

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Affirms Opioids Should Not Be Prescribed as First or Second Lines of Pain Therapy Subtitle Professional standards require alternative therapies designed to limit harm to Blue Cross and Blue Shield members Chicago – The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) National Council of Physician and Pharmacist Executives (NCPE) at its March […]

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Q/A: Why is Code 99080 Being Denied when Billed with an E/M Service?

Q/A: Why is Code 99080 Being Denied when Billed with an E/M Service? Posted on March 21, 2018 at 03:13:30 pm To properly answer the question, it is important to first review the requirements of selecting the appropriate level of Evaluation and Management (E/M) service and how that relates to reporting a 99080 special report […]

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Anthem Will Not Give Modifier 25 a Pay Cut

Anthem Will Not Give Modifier 25 a Pay Cut Anthem’s original plan was to take a 50% reduction when providers reported claims using modifier 25, it was then lowered to a 25% reduction and has now been fully rescinded, to the relief of providers.  The policy was to go into effect March 1, 2018, however, due to […]

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Increased Therapy Denials Create Administrative Burden

Increased Therapy Denials Create Administrative Burden Recently, many healthcare providers have begun to experience a downpour of denials when billing therapy services. The states which seem to be experiencing the most difficulty are Illinois, Oklahoma, and Texas, particularly for claims submitted to BCBS plans owned by Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC). Since HCSC also owns Blues plans in Montana […]

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CPT Coding Update: Checkout for Orthotic

CPT Coding Update: Checkout for Orthotic There is a new CPT code for 2018. Anyone who uses Durable Medical Equipment, including Orthotics, and has billed for a “check-out” where the patient ran into a problem and required your attention, or that you re-checked the usage, fit, etc. Delete your Orthotics Check-Out Code effective December 31, […]

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HARD CAP ON THERAPY SERVICES NOW IN EFFECT  

HARD CAP ON THERAPY SERVICES NOW IN EFFECT.   You must follow ABN procedures.   As we reported in December, the allowed dollar amount for 2018 for outpatient physical therapy and speech-language pathology combined is now $2,010 with a separate $2,010 for occupational therapy. Due to Congress’s failure to provide for an exception process (KX) a hard cap for […]

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Your Chiropractic Practice Model: More Options than Ever Before

Your Chiropractic Practice Model: More Options than Ever Before The result of the increased diversity in practice models means that chiropractic patients have more options than ever before in how and where they access chiropractic care. This presents a significant opportunity for chiropractors who are willing to step out of their traditional comfort zone and […]

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