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Insurance
Wednesday, April 10, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cigna and American Specialty Health Agree to Pay $11.8 in Settlement with Chiropractic Care Centers »
Cigna and American Specialty Health (ASH) Agree to Pay $11.8 in Settlement with Chiropractic Care Centers  ...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
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...

Medicare and Medicaid
Wednesday, March 27, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Episode of Care »
The Episode of Care Medicare audits continue as part of the contractor’s responsibilities and claim form errors can...
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...

Compliance
Wednesday, April 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
OSHA Compliance Doesn't Happen by Accident »
OSHA Compliance Doesn't Happen by Accident   OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) was est...
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...

Legal
Wednesday, April 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employers of Five or More Employees Must Give Nursing Breaks »
Employers of Five or More Employees Must Give Nursing Breaks   Do you know that Illinois has a law on the...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Business Structures for a Physician Practice: An Informed Choice »
Business Structures for a Physician Practice: An Informed Choice One of the first decisions to be made by any new b...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Selling or Closing Your Practice »
Legal and Regulatory Considerations in Selling or Closing Your Practice Selling or closing a health care prac...
Thursday, February 28, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
License Renewal »
All Medical Practice Act licenses are on a three-year cycle that is due to expire on July 31, 2020.  By law, the Illi...
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...

Legislative
Wednesday, March 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Test Your Knowledge about the PAC Today! »
Test Your Knowledge about the PAC Today! Do you know what a Political Action Committee (PAC) is? A PAC is a per...
Friday, March 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Update 2/27/2019 [Video] »
Legislative Update 2/27/2019   Lindsay Wagahoff, ICS Director of Governmental Relations gives session updates...
Wednesday, February 27, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
2019 Legislative Action »
2019 Legislative Action In January the 101 st General Assembly started. Over the past month and half, we have been...
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...

Clinical
Wednesday, April 10, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stroke: New Evidence and Our Responsibility »
Stroke: New Evidence and Our Responsibility On March 19, 2019, Annals of Medicine hit the chiropractic profession...
Wednesday, April 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Getting the Right Micronutrients? Why You Should Test​ »
Getting the Right Micronutrients?  Why You Should Test Today more and more patients are becoming aware of wh...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
While You Were Treating: Getting Paid for the Treatment of Headaches? What You NEED to Know. »
While You Were Treating:  Getting Paid for the Treatment of Headaches? What You NEED to Know. In June 201...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Diagnosing and Treating Piriformis Syndrome​ »
Diagnosing and Treating Piriformis Syndrome Piriformis syndrome, first described in 1928, arises when a hypertoni...
Wednesday, March 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Imaging Diagnosis of Spinal Infections »
Imaging Diagnosis of Spinal Infections   Infections of the skeleton have existed since the dawn of man and ca...

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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