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Insurance
Wednesday, August 28, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Time Limitation on Recoupment Demands »
Time Limitation on Recoupment Demands     It was not that long ago when insurance companies had no time...
Wednesday, August 28, 2019   (3 Comments - view/add)
New UHC/Optum Modifier Requirements for Therapy »
New UHC/Optum Modifier Requirements for Therapy   Earlier this summer, some of our members’ claims were i...
Wednesday, July 31, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Do Your Patients Understand Their Financial Responsibility? »
Do Your Patients Understand Their Financial Responsibility?   Almost 40% of patients are now covered by a...
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...

Medicare and Medicaid
Wednesday, July 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Legislation Introduced to Cover Full Scope Services »
Medicare Legislation Introduced to Cover Full Scope Services Congresspersons Brian Higgins (NY) and Tom Reed (NY) i...
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...

Compliance
Wednesday, October 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report from the Chiropractic Representative of the Illinois Medical Disciplinary Board »
    As I begin my second year as the chiropractic physician representative on the Illinois Medical Discip...
Wednesday, September 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Don’t Be in Documentation Denial »
Don’t Be in Documentation Denial   *Editors Note: Kathy Mills Chang is a featured speaker at the upcoming IC...
Wednesday, August 7, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
HIPAA Lowers Fines but Sets Enforcement Record »
HIPAA Lowers Fines but Sets Enforcement Record   Although it may seem that you do not have to worry about...
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...

Legal
Wednesday, August 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Law Prohibits Employers from Asking Past Salary Information »
New Law Prohibits Employers from Asking Past Salary Information   Many employers ask potential job applic...
Wednesday, September 11, 2019   (2 Comments - view/add)
Required Filings for Maintaining Your Business Structure »
Required Filings for Maintaining Your Business Structure This article is the fourth and last in a series about bu...
Monday, August 26, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Required Filings for Maintaining Your Business Structure »
Required Filings for Maintaining Your Business Structure   This article is the fourth and last in a serie...
Wednesday, July 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reimbursement of Employee Expenses: Recent Changes to Illinois Law »
Reimbursement of Employee Expenses:  Recent Changes to Illinois Law   All physician employers and th...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
License Discipline Classified as Confidential »
License Discipline Classified as Confidential   Sometimes small mistakes are made in advertising, paying taxe...

Legislative
Friday, September 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Signs Various Pieces of Legislation Over the Summer »
The legislative session ended on June 2, 2019. However, the work produced by the legislative session is not final. Over th...
Wednesday, June 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Update June 2019 »
Legislative Update June 2019 The 101st General Assembly officially began on January 9, 2019. This session has be...
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   (3 Comments - 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...

Clinical
Thursday, September 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dysautonomia »
The way the human body works and keeps us alive and functional still is beyond comprehension for even the brightest minds...
Wednesday, October 2, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kienbock’s Disease as a Cause of Wrist Pain in Young Adults »
  Kienbock's Disease   A condition which may plague adults, particularly males in the 20-40 ye...
Wednesday, September 25, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Achilles Injuries and Tendinopathy »
  Introduction & Etiology The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the human bo...
Wednesday, July 31, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
The Imaging Appearance and Possible Clinical Consequences of the Os Odontoideum »
The Imaging Appearance and Possible Clinical Consequences of the Os Odontoideum The os odontoideum is one of many...
Wednesday, July 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Top 10 Most Impactful SMT Studies in the Past Year »
The Top 10 Most Impactful SMT Studies in the Past Year Here are ten quick summaries of the most influential chiropr...

Business Forms and Templates
Tuesday, May 7, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Subpoenas to Testify [Form] »
In cases where the physician is sought as a witness (a non-party to the lawsuit), the law now provides that discovery depo...
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...

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