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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, 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...
Wednesday, December 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare’s Quality Payment Program »
Medicare’s Quality Payment Program:   Getting Paid for Value Instead of Volume   The government has...
Monday, December 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Opting Out of Medicare »
Mastering Medicare: When Opting Out is not an Option   Editor's Note: Originally posted on 9/22/2016.  U...
Monday, December 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are Your Spinal Screening Tests Legal? »
Editor's Note: Originally posted on 6/1/2010.  Updated with OIG's 12/7/2016 Statement Regarding Gifts of Nominal Valu...

Compliance
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...
Monday, December 1, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Digital Look Forward »
Have we all attested for our HITECH EHR Incentive? Updated our HIPAA Security Policies to reflect the Omnibus Rule back in...

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...
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...
Sunday, January 1, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chiropractic Scope in Illinois »
The Illinois Medical Practice Act (MPA) is one of many licensure acts within the State of Illinois. There are over 20 prof...

Legislative
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...
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, January 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Urge Your State Senator to Oppose Work Comp Medical Fee Schedule Cuts »
Urge Your State Senator to  Oppose Work Comp Medical Fee Schedule Cuts   The Illinois Senate has intr...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Happenings at the Statehouse »
Happenings at the Statehouse   This week the legislature met on Monday and Tuesday for lame duck session, wh...

Clinical
Friday, March 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chiropractic Management of Pregnancy-Related Low Back Pain »
Chiropractic Management of Pregnancy-Related Low Back Pain   Researchers estimate that between 45-75% of preg...
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....
Tuesday, May 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lateral Epicondylopathy »
Lateral Epicondylopathy   “ Lateral epicondylopathy,” formerly “lateral epicondylitis,, is a painful irrita...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Scaphoid Fracture Review »
Scaphoid Fracture Review   Wrist trauma is very common. It may be seen in automobile accidents, slip and...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
May is Posture Month »
May is Posture Month - Public Health Campaign for DCs  Engage Patients and the Public with Toolkit, Directory...

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, March 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Charging for Medical Records »
How much can I charge for medical records? Are patients entitled to obtain their records?    ...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gifts and Inducements »
Gifts and Inducements    Q.:   May I give gifts to patients to thank them for referring ne...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Malpractice Insurance »
Malpractice Insurance   Q.:   Are chiropractic physicians required to maintain malpractice liability...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Interest Payments on Professional Fees for Work Injury Treatment »
Interest Payments on Professional Fees for Work Injury Treatment   Q.:   Are physicians entitled to...

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