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Chiropractic Coding & Compliance Alert

Report Blood Pressure Screenings to Comply With PQRS
Quick charts teach how to “G” code for multiple possibilities.  If yo... Read more
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
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
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
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
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