October 1, 2009

Feature

Coding the Right Way!

Clinical Excellence

Better Records = Better Collections

Clinical Excellence

High Level Sports Programs Embrace Chiropractors

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Feature

Coding the Right Way!

Since 1983, Kathy Mills Chang has been providing chiropractors with hands-on train­ing, advice and a broad range of solutions aimed to effectively assess and improve the financial performance of their practices. A well-known and sought-after speaker

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Clinical Excellence

Better Records = Better Collections

C OMPLIANCE IS NOT A FOUR LETTER WORD. ALTHOUGH not mandated, the OIG (Office of the Inspector General) recommends that every small practice institute a compliance program. Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi once said, "The name of the game is

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Clinical Excellence

High Level Sports Programs Embrace Chiropractors

H IGH LEVEL ATHLETES IN NEARLY EVERY SPORT HAVE CHOSEN to make chiropractic care a part of their training and a part of their lifestyle. Dr. Jeff Spencer was the team chiropractor for the USA Cycling Team that won 7 Tour de France victories, an unpr

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Profitability

Personal Trainers Have It Right: Proper Actions, Executed Consistently, Bring the Best Results

Some practice problems stand out where you can see them; others are subtle, like a low-level pain that comes and goes. Common ones faced by chiropractors include: Financial underperformance Persistent claim denials Potential for audits and payback d

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Clinical Excellence

How to Get Paid with Insurance

Y ou treat Mrs. Jones today, complete your fee slip, and your insurance staff has every document neces­sary to bill the claim. They have the application for benefits and/or proper claim forms from the patient, along with the correct policy numbers.

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Clinical Excellence

Audit Proof Your Practice

Computers are a blessing and a curse. As a blessing, they improve office efficiency, increase income, reduce expenses, and save trees by eliminating paper. The curse is that insurance companies use computers to burden and audit you. The blessing is

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Clinical Excellence

Workers' Compensation The Role of the Family Practitioner in Injury Management

I N A PERFECT WORLD, EVERY INJURED WORKER WOULD BE treated by a physician trained in Occupational Medicine, one who understands how to facilitate recovery and expedite return to work. However, it's not unusual for employers and employ­ees to be deal

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Profitability

Technology for Accountability: Who's in charge and who benefits?

I F SOMEONE OFFERED ME $44,000 JUST FOR DOING WHAT I KNEW I needed to do anyway, I'd be the first in line. Now, this is precisely what the government is doing.-And, in August, they told us who will certify the electronic health records (EHR) softwar

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Chiropractic Around The World

CHIROPRACTIC AROUND THE WORLD

First Ever Network Seminar in South America SOUTH AMERICA: On August 22-23. 2009. Dr. Donald Epstein presented his newly revised Basic Care Intensive Seminar for Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) for the first time in South America to a very receptive g

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Clinical Excellence

Lumbar Lordosis

I 've spent a lot of time and ink over the past year, writing about the importance of, and how to rehabilitate, the normal cervical lordosis. This month, 1 want to spend a bit more time on the lumbar lordosis. Recall that, in the cervical spine, the

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