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Insurance
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BCBSIL E/M Claim Appeal Template Language »
BCBSIL E/M Claim Appeal Template Language As we reported a few months ago, at the Illinois Chiropractic Society’s p...
Monday, December 3, 2018   (5 Comments - view/add)
Illinois Chiropractic Society Works with American Medical Association »
Illinois Chiropractic Society Works with American Medical Association (Press Release)   (Dece...
Wednesday, October 10, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
BCBSIL Modifier Denial Update »
BCBSIL Modifier Denial Update The Illinois Chiropractic Society is continuing efforts to resolve with BCBSIL the...
Wednesday, September 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
BCBSIL Modifier Denial Update and Survey »
BCBSIL Modifier Denial Update and Survey The Illinois Chiropractic Society has continued efforts to assist our d...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
UnitedHealthcare Corrects Policy Following ICS Request »
UnitedHealthcare Corrects Policy Following ICS Request   As the Illinois Chiropractic Society reported in...

Medicare and Medicaid
Wednesday, February 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Clarifies Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) Billing Requirements »
CMS Clarifies Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) Billing Requirements Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medi...
Tuesday, December 18, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Federal Bill Introduced to Expand Medicare Patient Choice »
Federal Bill Introduced to Expand Medicare Patient Choice In 1972, Medicare added coverage for manual manipulation...
Tuesday, December 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare: Understanding the Difference Between Non-Participating and Opting-Out »
Medicare: Understanding the Difference Between Non-Participating and Opting-Out When it comes to chiropractic an...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
2019 Medicare Fee Schedule, MIPS Update, and More »
2019 Medicare Fee Schedule, MIPS Update, and More   A few weeks ago, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Se...
Wednesday, November 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Releases Quality Payment Updates for 2019 »
Medicare Releases Quality Payment Updates for 2019   On November 1, 2019, year 3 of the Medicare Quality...

Compliance
Tuesday, October 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ICD-10 Changes Indicates the Need for Specificity »
ICD-10 Changes Indicates the Need for Specificity The latest changes in ICD-10 took effect last Monday, October...
Wednesday, August 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Strategies to Improve Recordkeeping, Coding & Compliance »
Strategies to Improve Recordkeeping, Coding & Compliance  [Editor’s Note: Dr. Marty Kotlar is a feature...
Wednesday, August 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
When It Comes to Growing Your Practice, Think Small… Not Big »
When It Comes to Growing Your Practice, Think Small… Not Big   I have spent years talking to chiropractor...
Thursday, August 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
My Patient Wants an Itemized Bill, so What Do I Give Them? [Video] »
My Patient Wants an Itemized Bill, so What Do I Give Them?   Answers to questions about bill requests from pa...
Monday, June 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
How Do I Find the Illinois Workers Compensation Allowable Fee Schedule? »
How do I find the Illinois Workers Compensation allowable fee schedule?   Questions answered about why worker...

Legal
Wednesday, February 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Discontinuing Confusion about Continuing Medical Education »
Discontinuing Confusion about Continuing Medical Education With the next license renewal set to occur on August 1...
Wednesday, February 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Everything You Needed to Know About Continuing Medical Education »
Everything You Needed to Know About Continuing Medical Education     As an Illinois licensed doctor of ch...
Wednesday, January 23, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Physician Non-Compete Update: What’s Enforceable in Employment Agreements? »
Physician Non-Compete Update: What’s Enforceable in Employment Agreements?   “Restrictive covenants” are...
Thursday, December 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Credit Card Payments for Physician Fees: A Regulatory Tapestry »
Credit Card Payments for Physician Fees:  A Regulatory Tapestry   Collections are a critical part of r...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medical and Professional Service Corps [FORM] »
Did you know that a medical corporation, professional service corporation or limited liability company needs its own licen...

Legislative
Wednesday, January 30, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
101st General Assembly Begins »
101st General Assembly Begins The Illinois Senate and the Illinois House of Representatives were both in session th...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018   (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 and...
Wednesday, September 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Rauner Issues Amendatory Veto on Workers' Compensation Bill »
Governor Rauner Issues Amendatory Veto on Workers' Compensation Bill   Late last month, Governor Rauner issu...
Wednesday, June 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
2018 Legislative Session Report »
2018 Legislative Session Report   The 2018 Spring Legislative Session for the Illinois General Assembly a...
Wednesday, May 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Thank You Donors! »
Thank You Donors!   We would like to thank all the chiropractic physicians who have donated to the IL Chi...

Clinical
Wednesday, February 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is SIBO on Your Differential For Patients With GI Symptoms? »
Is SIBO on Your Differential For Patients With GI Symptoms? David presents to your office with constant burping,...
Wednesday, January 23, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
Fibromyalgia: Current Evidence-based Management ​​ »
Fibromyalgia: Current Evidence-based Management  The American College of Rheumatology defines fibromyalg...
Tuesday, January 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRI Appearance of Rotator Cuff Tears »
MRI Appearance of Rotator Cuff Tears   The assessment of the rotator cuff tendon is one of the most common...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hip Stress Fractures »
Hip Stress Fractures I find stress fractures to be a very interesting topic in radiology. Partly this i...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Isthmic Lumbar Spondylolisthesis​ »
 Isthmic Lumbar Spondylolisthesis The term “spondylolisthesis” is derived from the Greek roots, “spondylo-,”...

Business Forms and Templates
Wednesday, January 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
What Forms Must I File with the State of Illinois for My Business Entity »
What Forms Must I File with the State of Illinois Each Year to Keep my Corporation/LLC Legal?   Q: ...
Wednesday, April 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare ABN [FORM] »
The Advanced Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN), Form CMS-R-131, is issued by providers (including independent labora...
Friday, July 10, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Patient Surveys [FORM] »
The largest project on which I worked  in college was an analysis of a regional medical group made up of several clin...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health Care Liens [FORM] »
What is a health care lien? How should our office file and serve liens in injury cases?   A lien is legal cla...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Consent to Care [FORM] »
Should we have patients sign a Consent to Chiropractic Care form? Yes.  Illinois law provides that pati...

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