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Insurance
Wednesday, August 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Understanding the 3 Phases of Health Recovery: Creating the Cash Membership Model of the Future »
Understanding the 3 Phases of Health Recovery Creating the Cash Membership Model of the Future   Our...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Difficulty with High-Deductibles »
The Difficulty with High-Deductibles   A close friend recently shared his frustration with rising healthcare c...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Preparing for an Audit - The Time Is Now »
Preparing for an Audit - The Time Is Now   Chiropractors across the country have been opening up their mailb...
Wednesday, February 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Health Claims Backlog Continues to Grow »
The State Employees Group Insurance Program (SEGIP) lack of payment is a topic for many of our chiropractic physicians. Ma...
Monday, December 12, 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
Marketing Pitfalls That Can Cost You and Your Practice »
Editor's Note: Originally posted on 9/1/2012.  Updated with OIG's 12/7/2016 Statement Regarding Gifts of Nominal Valu...

Medicare and Medicaid
Wednesday, November 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Finalizes Quality Payment Program Rule for Year 2018 »
CMS Finalizes Quality Payment Program Rule for Year 2018 On November 2nd, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Se...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Reveals New Medicare Card Design »
CMS Reveals New Medicare Card Design   The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released ima...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Revalidation Announcement »
Medicare Revalidation Announcement   Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just announced that they...
Thursday, June 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Eases Eligibility Threshold Again on MIPS Participation »
CMS Eases Eligibility Threshold Again on MIPS Participation   The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...
Wednesday, June 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEW Mandatory ABN Form to Take Effect June 21, 2017 »
NEW Mandatory ABN Form to Take Effect June 21, 2017   The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has...

Compliance
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Results of an Audit: a Case Study »
Results of an Audit: a Case Study   Some time ago I worked with a client who needed help with an appeal. &n...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
HIPAA - Ignorance is Not Bliss »
HIPAA - Ignorance is Not Bliss   “Man seems to insist on ignoring the lessons available from history.” - Norm...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Do You Have Discharge Criteria? »
  #ICSComp #IC Do You Have Discharge Criteria?    Have you ever thought about or develope...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NGS Releases ABN Form Video »
NGS Releases ABN Form Video   The ICS receives many calls from members regarding the Medicare ABN form.  ...
Monday, December 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
HIPAA Compliance Overview »
Editor's Note: Originally posted on 6/18/2014.  Updated with OIG's 12/7/2016 Statement Regarding Gifts of Nominal Val...

Legal
Tuesday, September 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Association of Chiropractic Attorneys Meeting June 2017 »
National Association of Chiropractic Attorneys Meeting June 2017: Online Reviews; FAA Exams; Service Animals in...
Thursday, July 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Physician Rating Websites and Other Public Data Sources »
Physician Rating Websites and Other Public Data Sources: Information or Defamation? It's no revelation that...
Friday, July 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Activating a Non-Renewed or Inactive Physician License »
Activating a Non-Renewed or Inactive Physician License   All Medical Practice Act licenses, including chir...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Interest & Collection Companies »
The following is a continuation of Adrienne Hersh's "Medical Billing & Collecting: Some Legal Guidelines" which can be...
Monday, November 7, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Language Service Notices Required »
New Office Notices Required:  Language Services for Patients with Limited English Proficiency    Mos...

Legislative
Tuesday, October 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ICS PAC Thanks These Doctors for Their Support of the ILChiro PAC »
ICS PAC Thanks These Doctors for Their Support of the ILChiro PAC   The ICS is excited to announce that this...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Illinois Chiropractic Society’s Involvement in the State’s Opioid Epidemic »
Illinois Chiropractic Society’s Involvement in the State’s Opioid Epidemic   The opioid epidemic has been an...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Rauner Designates October 2017 as Chiropractic Health Care Month »
Governor Rauner Designates October 2017 as Chiropractic Health Care Month   Governor Rauner has issue...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Find Your Legislator »
Find Your Legislator   The ICS wants to provide its members with the quickest and easiest way to contact t...
Wednesday, July 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
State of Illinois Budget Situation in July 2017 »
Editor Note: This article has been updated to reflect the House override vote on July 6, 2017.    &nbs...

Clinical
Tuesday, October 31, 2017   (3 Comments - view/add)
The Overhead Athlete from Pain to Performance »
The Overhead Athlete from Pain to Performance   Recently, I was asked to do a webinar for the ACA (American Ch...
Wednesday, November 15, 2017   (2 Comments - view/add)
Vertebral Body Compression Fracture, New vs Old »
Vertebral Body Compression Fracture, New vs Old   Something that I am often asked is to determine whether a...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Inflammation, Chiropractic, and D.D. Palmer »
Inflammation, Chiropractic, and D.D. Palmer   The topic of chronic inflammation is inextricably linked to th...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lumbar Disc Lesion »
Lumbar Disc Lesion   This month we will review the existing best practice literature regarding the...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Imaging Features of Fibrous Dysplasia »
The Imaging Features of Fibrous Dysplasia   Fibrous dysplasia has been termed “the great imitator,” although...

Business Forms and Templates
Thursday, June 6, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Assignment and Designation of Authorized Representative [Form] »
The Assignment form is a crucial document that you must obtain in order to serve as the authorized representative of the p...

Frequently Asked Questions
Wednesday, November 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Testimonials in Advertising »
Testimonials in Advertising   Utilizing testimonials as marketing and advertising for your practice.  ...
Wednesday, November 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
PPO Contract Provisions to Review II »
PPO Contract Provisions to Review II   We want to call your attention to the provisions within your PPO Contra...
Wednesday, October 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Overlooked Provisions of Managed Care Contracts »
Overlooked Provisions of Managed Care Contracts   As an association we cannot get involved in the Managed Care...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Advancing Chiropractic - Moving to a Healthier Illinois »
Advancing Chiropractic - Moving to a Healthier Illinois   Making sure the citizens in Illinois understand the...

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