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Chiropractic Compliance "Checklist for Success"

Brace yourselves...Audits are coming!   At the beginning of each New Year, every clinic needs to review its operations according to the following checklist. Review this list ASAP to ready yourself and your staff. Keep all documentation in case of a HIPAA Audit. Checklist for Success Annual Risk Assessment - Completed by the Compliance Officer      Problem areas to [...]

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Chiropractic Compliance Program Review

Getting compliant is obviously a big relief and weight off your shoulders.  The good news is that we've made it as painless and easy as possible with the Chiropractic Compliance Package. See this review from a Compliant Community member.

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​We ain’t all bad apples…

We ain’t all bad apples…Love my grammar? This was the first thing that crossed my mind when I saw Dr. Ron Short’s article in Dynamic Chiropractic a couple of weeks ago. If you didn’t catch the article, please read it. It’s worth your time. Here’s the link http://www.dynamicchiropractic.com/mpacms/dc/article.php?id=57547. The article’s title is “Targeting the Bad Apples in the [...]

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That 1 Year Grace Period to Get Your Practice Compliant? It Ended.

Watch now: How Do You Know If You're Compliant Your Grace Period Is Over How do you know if you are compliant? This is a question you may have been seeing in advertising emails and blog posts lately. With the problems with attesting for Meaningful Use, it has gotten a lot of media attention. One question I [...]

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Risk Assessments: the Achilles Heel of most private practices

The Office of Civil Rights, which enforces HIPPA and HITECH, conducted a pilot audit program in 2012. This program determined that risk assessments were a weak spot for healthcare entities of all types and sizes, but especially for smaller organizations. During 2013 numerous providers reported that not only were the OCR [...]

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Important announcement for XP Users

Windows XP users will not be HIPAA compliant…If you are not a computer geek, and most chiropractors aren’t, then you may not have heard that on April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer be “supporting” Windows XP. In a nut shell what that means is that Microsoft will not be producing any further “patches” to [...]

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​“As goes Medicare, so goes the world”

One of my mentors first told me this roughly 20 years ago. She said it loud and often as she taught various classes about Medicare coding and documentation. It was true then, and even more so today. Third party payers observe what works for Medicare and then adopt the same requirements, guidelines, and/or tactics within [...]

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Background checks - it's all about risk

When discussing background checks with my colleagues, I am frequently asked if we are required to do them. My answer is always, “yes.” But their question shows the confusion that many doctors have. The real question should be “what level of background check do we need to do?” Background checks should be based upon the [...]

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“But we don’t do it that way…”

Based upon so many different government regulations, the policies and procedures in the OCCM may direct you to change how you do various processes in your office. Remember the driving force behind all of these changes is the President’s directive to improve health care in America. So yes, your staff may say “but we don’t [...]

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Compliance Concerns

By Don M. Cross, D.C. SPECIAL BULLETIN OBAMACARE (PPACA) Requires Employee Notifications To Be Provided Concerning The New Health Insurance Marketplace. Beginning October 1, 2013, employers covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) must provide to each employee notification of various aspects of the new health insurance marketplace, i.e. the new insurance exchanges. If your clinic’s annual services [...]

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