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Insurance
Wednesday, March 28, 2018   (4 Comments - view/add)
BCBSIL Denial of Claims with Modifiers Update »
BCBSIL Denial of Claims with Modifiers Update    The ICS now has heard from numerous members about...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
How Do I Get Credentialed with Insurance Companies as a New Provider? »
How Do I Get Credentialed with Insurance Companies as a New Provider?     No matter whether y...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Audit Insurance: Cost-Effective Protection or Expensive Luxury? »
Audit Insurance: Cost-Effective Protection or Expensive Luxury? When I started out in practice, the biggest r...
Wednesday, December 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Don’t Let High Deductibles and Co-Pays Create Chaos in Your Practice »
Don’t Let High Deductibles and Co-Pays Create Chaos in Your Practice   More and more providers are feeling t...
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...

Medicare and Medicaid
Monday, April 9, 2018   (2 Comments - view/add)
Are Chiropractic Physicians Able to Opt-Out of Medicare? »
The answer typically seems easy – No.   Chiropractic Physicians are not allowed to opt-out of Medicare.  ...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Fees Increase (for some) »
Medicare Fees Increase (for some)   Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 on 2/9/2018, changing t...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Requiring Modifier GP on Physical Therapy Services »
Medicare Requiring Modifier GP on Physical Therapy Services On January 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and M...
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...

Compliance
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Creating a Culture of Compliance »
Creating a Culture of Compliance   Hopefully, you have a compliance program established in your office. A comp...
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.  ...

Legal
Wednesday, March 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Treating Minors »
ICS Gains More Parity for Chiropractic Physicians:   What You Need to Know about Minor Consent Law  ...
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   Updated 2-6-2018   All Medical Practic...
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...

Legislative
Tuesday, April 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
April 18, 2018 Legislative Update »
April 18, 2018 Legislative Update       #ICSTags #ICSTags
Wednesday, March 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PTs Seeking Direct Access to Patients »
PTs Seeking Direct Access to Patients   Physical therapists in Illinois have introduced legislation, H...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
2018 Legislative Session Begins »
2018 Legislative Session Begins   The 2018 legislative session has started. We are now in the second year...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
2018 Election Cycle »
2018 Election Cycle   The 2018 election cycle is in full swing.  Many candidates began their campaig...
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...

Clinical
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The One “Drug” You Need to Prescribe to Every Patient (Part 1) »
The One “Drug” You Need to Prescribe to Every Patient (Part 1) Drug (1): A su...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis »
Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis   In chiropractic college radiology classes, we learned about many a...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Biceps Tendinopathy »
Biceps Tendinopathy   Biceps tendinopathy describes a painful inflammation or degeneration of the tendon of...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Simple Question – “What Happens When the Pain is Gone?” »
A Simple Question – “What Happens When the Pain is Gone?”   Patients ask this question periodically. The sim...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Who May Provide Dietetic and Nutrition Services in the Chiropractic Office? What Kinds of Dietetic »
Who May Provide Dietetic and Nutrition Services in the Chiropractic Office?  What Kinds of Dietetic and Nutrition Ser...

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
Thursday, April 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
How Much of a Settlement Do I Get with My Lien? »
How Much of a Settlement Do I Get with My Lien?   The breakdown of healthcare lien act and how it works. &...
Thursday, April 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
What Form Should I Use for Liens and Where Should I Send It? »
What Form Should I Use for Liens and Where Should I Send It?   Liens on personal injury cases can be complica...
Thursday, March 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
My Local Newspaper Voted Me the Best... Now What? »
My Local Newspaper Voted Me the Best... Now What?   You cannot assert superior care based on local newspaper...
Monday, March 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Charging for Medical Records »
How much can I charge for medical records? Are patients entitled to obtain their records?   The answer is...

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