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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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How to Stay Energized  and Motivated in Practice

How to Stay Energized and Motivated in Practice

by Mark Sanna, DC, ACRB Level II, FICCCEO, Breakthrough CoachingWe live in a digital time. Our rhythms are rushed, rapid fire and relentless, our days carved up into bits and bytes. We celebrate quick reaction more than considered reflection. We skim across the...

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New Documentation Guidelines for Examinations

New Documentation Guidelines for Examinations

Question:  I heard there are new documentation guidelines for examinations. How is this going to affect my documentation, coding and patient flow? Answer: As part of its “Patients Over Paperwork” initiative, CMS sought input from providers and other healthcare...

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The Episode of Care

The Episode of Care

Medicare audits continue as part of the contractor’s responsibilities. While it true that typically they are just “fishing,” certain information you send in with your claims may trigger an audit. One of these items is the date in Box 14. Even in conventional...

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Multidisciplinary Practices Require Keen Compliance Tactics

Multidisciplinary Practices Require Keen Compliance Tactics

Many healthcare providers have begun to recognize the potential benefits — in patient care and in practice growth — that can be obtained when MDs, DOs, DCs, and PTs work together. By working together all participants add valuable expertise to their practices,...

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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....

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Can a Chiropractor Refuse to Treat Medicare Patients?

Can a Chiropractor Refuse to Treat Medicare Patients?

As a consultant, teacher and Medicare Carrier Advisory Member, I am often asked if a chiropractor can refuse to treat a Medicare patient.  This poses not only a legal question but an ethical question as well.  The law is not always specific, but many other factors...

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Go Solo or Partner?

Go Solo or Partner?

After completing Chiropractic College, most students have the dream of owning a practice of their own. They yearn for a place where they can make their mark and practice the skills that they learned during their years in school. Some chiropractic colleges help prepare...

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Strategies to Improve Record Keeping, Coding & Compliance

Strategies to Improve Record Keeping, Coding & Compliance

Question:  Dr. Kotlar, “My recordkeeping, coding, and collection systems are outdated. I’ve been documenting the same way for the last 8 years even though I’ve added more services and products. I am seeing more patients but not collecting more money. Can you share...

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Occupational Healthcare: Decrease Your Insurance Dependence

Occupational Healthcare: Decrease Your Insurance Dependence

Change is in the air in all areas of healthcare reimbursement and this is particularly true when it comes to the workplace. Employers are dealing with rising insurance costs that are taking a big bite out of their bottom line. They are searching for an answer that...

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