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Insurance
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...
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, March 28, 2018   (8 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...

Medicare and Medicaid
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.  ...
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...

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, 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, 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...

Legislative
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...
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...

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, May 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome »
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome   Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is caused by mechanical compression of the median n...
Wednesday, May 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lumbar Disc Herniation Terminology »
Lumbar Disc Herniation Terminology One of the most common reasons given for ordering a lumbar spine MRI exami...
Wednesday, April 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
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...

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, June 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Company Contacted Me About Personal Injury Case Referrals... »
A Company Contacted Me About P ersonal Injury Case Referrals...   How to decipher if some arrangements cou...
Thursday, May 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is there affordable, easy to use, online graphics software? »
Is There Affordable, Easy to Use, Online Graphics Software?   Boost your practice's marketing and advertising...
Thursday, May 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can I Install Security Cameras in My Office and Avoid HIPAA Problems? »
Can I Install Security Cameras in My Office and Avoid HIPAA Problems?   Making sure your office is secure...
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. &...

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