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Insurance
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...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018   (3 Comments - view/add)
BCBSIL Releases “Chiropractic Services” Policy »
BCBSIL Releases “Chiropractic Services” Policy   The Illinois Chiropractic Society is continuing to work...
Thursday, May 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can I Balance Bill a Medicare Advantage Plan Patient? »
Can I Balance Bill a Medicare Advantage Plan Patient?   Questions answered about balance billing patients und...
Wednesday, May 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to Increase Your Referrals from Medical Providers »
How to Increase Your Referrals from Medical Providers   Statistics consistently report that low back pain...
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...

Medicare and Medicaid
Wednesday, August 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Don’t Be Confused About Medicare »
Don’t Be Confused About Medicare   I am always surprised by the amount of misinformation out there when i...
Wednesday, July 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Avoid Duplication of Diagnoses​ »
Avoid Duplication of Diagnoses   Although multiple segments or regions may be involved in the cause of a pa...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Medicare Cards Arriving in Illinois »
New Medicare Cards Arriving in Illinois Medicare is now in full swing of changing their patient cards. In fact,...
Wednesday, May 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Equality – How to Get Involved »
Medicare Equality – How to Get Involved Illinois’ Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC), National Government...
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.  ...

Compliance
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...
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...

Legal
Wednesday, June 13, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Patients’ Right to Direct Provider Not to Submit a Claim to Health Plan »
  Patients’ Right to Direct Provider Not to Submit a Claim to Health Plan   May a patient direct a...
Wednesday, September 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Liens for Services to Minor Patients »
Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Liens for Services to Minor Patients   Does Illinois law permi...
Wednesday, August 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Telemedicine Review – Nutrition Services Online »
Telemedicine Review – Nutrition Services Online  As the health care market experiences an increasing demand fo...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Standard of Care vs. Innovative Techniques »
Standard of Care vs. Innovative Techniques: How Far Can You Push The Envelope?     Because chiropractic me...
Thursday, July 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to De-Identify Records that Include PHI »
How to De-Identify Records that Include PHI   Components of de-identifying patient records and documentati...

Legislative
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...
Wednesday, May 2, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Physical Therapists and Direct Access to Patients in Illinois »
Physical Therapists and Direct Access to Patients in Illinois   The past several weeks have been a very busy...

Clinical
Wednesday, May 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
JAMA Publishes Another Positive Chiropractic Study »
JAMA Publishes Another Positive Chiropractic Study    A new study reported in the May 2018 issue of JA...
Wednesday, September 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The MRI Appearance of Meniscal Tears »
The MRI Appearance of Meniscal Tears Tears of the meniscus are quite common and one of the most frequent rea...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Your Role in the Opioid Epidemic​ »
Your Role in the Opioid Epidemic The cost of the opioid crisis is staggering and increasing at alarming rates. Fr...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
An Opioid Epidemic Toolbox »
An Opioid Epidemic Toolbox   “Taking into account all health care disparities and the current US crisis in p...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Weight Loss Secrets – for Spinal Health, Pain Reduction, and Disease Prevention »
Weight Loss Secrets – for Spinal Health, Pain Reduction, and Disease Prevention   This article will outline...

Business Forms and Templates
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...
Monday, April 28, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Consent to Care for Minors [FORM] »
Do I Need a Consent Form For Minors? The general rule is that you must obtain parental consent to treat a minor unde...

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