Articles for Providers

So, You’re Thinking About Becoming a Cash Practice…

I hear it every weekend from new graduates to veteran chiropractors who have been working in the trenches for over 20 years. They are tired of all the red tape and regulations that make them feel like they have to choose between quality patient care and hours of...

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What Should I Charge?

One of the most common questions that my team and I receive is “What should I charge?” While this decision in practice shouldn’t be so complicated, it really is. It is impossible to give any provider an answer for many reasons. The Sherman Anti-Trust Act is one, which...

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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Over the past decade, we have seen health care costs rising faster than the average annual income in the U.S. Many of our patients are feeling the pain from higher premiums, deductibles, and copays. As a patient, I understand the pain. As a provider, I feel the...

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Are You Ready to Hire an Associate?

There are some definite pros and cons to solo practice. I spent the first 20 years in practice on my own. My dad joined the practice part-time, but I didn’t really consider taking on a full-time associate until after a conversation with my practice coach. We were...

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The ONE Thing that Changed the Way I Do Business

Between flights, I often find myself perusing the books in Hudson News at airports across the country. For several weeks in a row, one book stood out among the rest; The ONE Thing, by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. The title itself is intriguing… “The ONE Thing: The...

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Establishing a Compliance Plan Is Easier Than You Think

Implementing a compliance plan in your office can feel overwhelming. I know providers who have purchased multiple compliance manuals from different consultants. These sat in the corner of their offices collecting dust waiting on their owners to rustle up enough energy...

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Audit Risks Growing for Out-of-Network Providers

With audits on the rise, more and more providers tell me they plan to go out-of-network with insurance companies to reduce their risk. If only it were that easy. The rules for billing, coding, and documentation are the same whether you are in-network or...

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Trust, but Verify

As far back as 2004, a bulletin for providers published by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission stated that“…much of the regulatory framework arose haphazardly, with little consideration of how the pieces fit together.” The misalignment of state...

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