Articles for Providers

Are Audits the New Band Aid for the National Debt?

Each February, the U.S. government releases its financial statements for the previous year. Up until the writing of this article, it never dawned on me that I could actually read and review the financial statements of our government. In the report that was released in...

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The Opioid Outbreak

On December 8, 2016, CNN posted an article with information that not many in our profession were surprised to see. The Opioid epidemic in the US is getting worse, not better. In 2015, the number of deaths involving opioids skyrocketed. This growing epidemic is...

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Fraud, Waste and Abuse…Oh My!

In today’s era of regulatory hyper-focus, just about every chiropractor is painfully familiar with the phrase “Fraud, Waste, and Abuse.” In fact, it’s even got its own acronym: FWA. But a surprising number of doctors only have a partial grasp of the difference between...

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Why Risk It?

Flash quiz: Would you tell a patient to continue wearing 5-inch stiletto heels because she hasn’t turned an ankle so far? Or how about this: You’ve probably never suffered severe electric shock, so maybe you’d feel okay about fiddling around inside the outlets with a...

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Chiropractic Health Month is Just in Time

October is National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM), and the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is sounding the rallying cry to help healthcare consumers “understand that chiropractic services are an important first line of defense against pain.” It’s a worthy...

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Membership Does Have Its Privileges

Do you or any of your friends belong to Sam’s Club or Costco? If so, you already know how it works. Shoppers become “members” for a low annual fee. In exchange, they receive discounts, often deep ones, on groceries, furniture, electronics, vitamins, and bottles of...

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Joined at the HIPAA: HHS and OCR Get Serious with Phase 2

Got $1.5 million to spare? That’s how much a Massachusetts eye and ear practice just had to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in order to settle potential violations of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules after a personal laptop was stolen...

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Remove the Revolving Door from Your Practice

Would you hand over your credit card to buy a new smart screen TV without knowing its cost? Would you instruct your dentist to simply auto-deduct his or her bill from your checking account without knowing the charge for that day’s service? Would you undergo LASIK...

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Is Insurance Keeping Your Patients Out?

Love it or hate it, the Affordable Care Act has changed the healthcare marketplace. For all of your patients who are now facing the high-deductible consequences of the ACA insurance plan they chose, it’s almost always “hate it.” And with good reason. A $1,200...

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How to Cater to Today’s Healthcare “Consumers”

  If you’re like most people, you probably feel time-starved, stressed out and budget-crunched. Guess what? Your patients do, too. They crave convenient, one-stop shopping for their whole families. And as much as they might understand and believe in what you are doing...

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