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Chiropractic Coding & Compliance Alert

Reimbursement:
Report Blood Pressure Screenings to Comply With PQRS
Quick charts teach how to “G” code for multiple possibilities.  If yo... Read more
Audit:
Audit in Your Future? Boldly Face It With These Action Strategies
Expert recommends five ways to emerge tough. Are your insurance payers asking you for ... Read more
ICD-10 Update:
Take on the Most Used "Pain in the Neck" Codes in ICD-10
Master cervical subluxation, sprain, strain and more. October 2015 will change the way... Read more
Reader Question:
Know Who's PQRS Eligible
Question: Who all are eligible to participate in the Physician Quality Reporting Sy... Read more
Reader Question:
Coding the Second Encounter for a Neck Strain Patient
Question: A patient visits the office for a second time. She has the diagnosis of n... Read more
Reader Question:
Review the Cost to Patient for the Services You Render
Question: The chiropractic provider ordered an X-ray and provided manipulation of t... Read more
Reader Question:
Is Twelve Weeks the Maximum Time For Chiropractic Care?
Question: Is it true that a provider cannot bill for chiropractic care for more tha... Read more
You Be the Coder:
When Do Rendered Services Translate to Maintenance Services?
Question: Knowing that Medicare does not pay for maintenance services, how do I fin... Read more
Reimbursement:
G codes hold the key to reporting quality measures in PQRS
Ready algorithms for you to zap through the G codes CMS established G codes as part of... Read more
Compliance:
Don't Get Caught in Palmetto's Next Group of Claims Denials
Steer your practice in the right direction with these 3 Medicare tips. Denials are a g... Read more
ICD 10 Update:
ICD-10 Implementation: Where Does Your Practice Stack Up?
Take these 4 steps to ensure you’re on the right track.  You know that ICD-... Read more
Reader Question:
Know What All the Medical Necessity Includes
Question: A chiropractor provided manual manipulation of the spine in treating a co... Read more
Reader Question:
Can You Afford to Miss Entering the Treatment Dates?
Question: The provider forgot to enter the date of the initiation of the chiropract... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Do Not Redo the Functional Assessment Unless Necessary
Question: A patient presents to the provider for the second visit in her care plan.... Read more
Regulatory Update:
Use These Strategies to Protect Your Practice From Tough Payer Scrutiny
Here’s how to survive audits -- and recoup your pay -- with impeccable documentati... Read more
Documentation:
8 easy ways to keep your claims on track
Document the specific level of subluxation and areas of manual therapy on every visit... Read more
Reimbursement:
Ethically Upgrade Your Pay With Accurate PQRS Reporting in 2015
Reporting 3 quality measures is all you need. Call it good news or bad news: Chiroprac... Read more
Timeline of Incentives/Payment Adjustments
2013 – 0.5% incentive bonus given for successful PQRS reporting. 2014 &ndas... Read more
All Set For The ICD-10 Transition?
ICD-10 implementation is only a year away. Find out next month how you can work to ensur... Read more
Reader Question:
Billing 97140 Along With Chiropractic Manipulation
Question: Can we bill 97140 along with chiropractic manipulation done on the same d... Read more
Reader Question:
Is Advance Beneficiary Notice a Way Out for Non-Medicare Services?
Question: I often get patients who require services other than chiropractic manipul... Read more
Reader Question:
Chiropractors and the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program
Question: Are chiropractors eligible to participate in the Medicare Electronic Heal... Read more
Reader Question:
Billing Medicare for Manual Devices
Question: I often use my hand held manual device to provide the manipulative thrust... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Coding for the Lumber and Sacral Spine Together
Question: A patient presents with a subluxation of the lumbar and sacral spine with... Read more