Consultant Articles

This is Not a Drill

This is Not a Drill

by Mario FucinariDC, APMP, CPCO Growing up as a child in Michigan, I remember fire drills, bomb threats, and tornado drills.  In chiropractic college, I also remember learning CPR, what to do in case of a herniated disc, and even learning the diagnosis and protocols...

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How to Maintain a Positive Mindset during Tough Times

How to Maintain a Positive Mindset during Tough Times

by Mark Sanna, DC, ACRB Level II, FICCPresident & CEO Breakthrough CoachingArnold Palmer, one of the greatest golfers of all time, is quoted as saying “golf is a game of inches. The most important are the six inches between your ears.” In both golf and your...

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What Affects Patient Loyalty the Most?

What Affects Patient Loyalty the Most?

by Miles Bodzin, D.C.CEO of Cash Practice SystemsThe definition of ‘Loyal’: Giving or showing firm and constant support or allegiance to a person or institution. Characterized by or showing faithfulness to commitments, vows, allegiance, obligations, etc. We all want...

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Do Not Bill For ROFs (Reports of Findings)

Do Not Bill For ROFs (Reports of Findings)

by Marty Kotlar, DC, CPCO, CBCSPresident of Target Coding Question:  I have been billing code 99212 for my report of findings. I was told to bill this code by my consultant whenever I go over the examination results, x-ray findings, recommendations for care and...

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Are Your Spinal Screening Tests Legal?

Are Your Spinal Screening Tests Legal?

by Mario FucinariDC, DAPMP, CPCOIn my role as a compliance officer, practice owner, and consultant, I have seen many actions deemed as “marketing” that may be illegal.  Several years ago, I received a telephone call from a lawyer who wanted to send me personal injury...

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5 Coding & Compliance Tips for the Health of Your Practice

5 Coding & Compliance Tips for the Health of Your Practice

by Marty Kotlar, DC, CPCO, CBCSPresident of Target Coding#1 Fee Confusion: Keep fees simple. Fee confusion is one of the most common causes of patient complaints to state boards. All patients should be aware of your “normal” fees if providing discounts. Some providers...

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Expand Your Practice with Spinal Decompression Therapy

Expand Your Practice with Spinal Decompression Therapy

by Mark Sanna, DC, ACRB Level II, FICCPresident & CEO Breakthrough CoachingSpinal decompression therapy provides chiropractors with one of the most effective methods available to treat the acute and chronic pain at the root of the opioid crisis. The typical spinal...

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I Just Received a Records Request, What Should I Do?

I Just Received a Records Request, What Should I Do?

by Marty Kotlar, DC, CPCO, CBCSPresident of Target CodingQuestion: I just received a letter from an insurance company requesting copies of exams, SOAP notes and financial records on 14 patients. I am concerned…some of my notes are not good and on some dates of service...

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A CHUSA Tale from the Trenches

A CHUSA Tale from the Trenches

by Dr. Brandie NemchenkoCEO/Founder- Experience ChiropracticWayne and Conshohocken, PAOne of the tenets at Experience Chiropractic in Wayne, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philly nestled along the historic Main Line, is to do the right thing....EVERY time. We feel it is...

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Practice Management: Conductor or Caboose?

Practice Management: Conductor or Caboose?

by Mark Sanna DC, ACRB Level II, FICCCEO & President, Breakthrough CoachingPicture a locomotive train speeding along the tracks. At the controls sits the conductor guiding the course by monitoring the crew, equipment, and signals determining the direction.  At the...

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