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Insurance
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...
Wednesday, November 2, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Reimbursement Overhaul Joins ICD-10 Coding Changes »
Medicare Reimbursement Overhaul Joins ICD-10 Coding Changes   As we head into 2017, the chiropractic physici...

Medicare and Medicaid
Wednesday, May 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Announces New Cards to Be Issued »
Medicare Announces New Cards to Be Issued   Identity theft has become a major problem in the United States....
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...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Strategic Health Solutions Audits Chiropractic Medicare Records »
Strategic Health Solutions, a contractor working for Medicare, is auditing chiropractic records throughout the United Stat...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Statistics »
Have you ever wondered how you rate against other providers in the Medicare world? Good news, Medicare releases massive da...

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
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...
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...
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...
Saturday, October 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Labor Laws: Overtime Rule »
New Labor Rules May Impact Your Office   The way that you pay your chiropractic assistants, chiropractic techn...
Thursday, March 19, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
IDFPR Profile: Address Requirements »
It’s important to consider the impact of the addresses that you keep on file with the State of Illinois.  A number of...

Legislative
Tuesday, June 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
2017 Legislative Session Wrap-Up »
2017 Legislative Session Wrap-Up   The 2017 Legislative Session began in January. There were over 2200 Senate...
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...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ICS Visits Chiropractic Colleges »
ICS Visits Chiropractic Colleges   The Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (COCSA) coordinated an initi...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Topics: Minimum Wage Increase »
Legislative Topics: Minimum Wage Increase   The 2017 legislative session is now in full swing. At this point,...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
#StrongerTogether »
The Illinois Chiropractic Society (ICS) provides representation that is essential in today’s rapidly changing health care...

Clinical
Tuesday, May 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lateral Epicondylopathy »
Lateral Epicondylopathy   “ Lateral epicondylopathy,” formerly “lateral epicondylitis,, is a painful irrita...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Plantar Fasciitis »
Plantar Fasciitis   The plantar fascia is a dense, fibrous band serving as a biomechanical stabilizer, as wel...
Wednesday, July 12, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
MRI Appearance in Piriformis Syndrome »
MRI Appearance in Piriformis Syndrome   Piriformis syndrome (PS) is a diagnosis frequently seen in chiroprac...
Wednesday, July 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is Inflammation the Bogeyman? »
Is Inflammation the Bogeyman?   Overview   A recent review of patient intake forms showed t...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Diet, Inflammation, and Low Testosterone »
Diet, Inflammation, and Low Testosterone   In recent years, low testosterone (low T) has become big business....

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, July 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
May a chiropractic physician sign a patient’s application to receive a telecommunications device? »
Q.:   May a chiropractic physician sign a patient’s application to receive a telecommunications phone device to assi...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
What is the full list of school forms that chiropractic physicians may sign? »
May chiropractic physicians sign forms for teacher sick leave, student sick leave, or student physical education modificat...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
May I be subpoenaed to testify as a witness at a deposition or trial? »
Q: May I be subpoenaed to testify as a witness at a deposition or trial, and must my services be compensated?  ...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
When do I have to pay my employees overtime? »
Q.:   When do I have to pay my employees overtime?   A.:   The U.S. Department of Labor publishes...

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