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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, 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.  ...
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...

Compliance
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...
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...

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...
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...
Wednesday, July 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act »
Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act   The State of Illinois has a law that requires employers to pr...
Wednesday, July 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ICS Responds to UHC “Headache Policy” »
ICS Responds to UHC “Headache Policy” UnitedHealthcare issued a new reimbursement policy on June 1, 2018 ( Comm...
Wednesday, July 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Paid Employee Sick Leave Ordinances in Cook County and Chicago »
Paid Employee Sick Leave Ordinances in Cook County and Chicago Both Cook County and the City of Chicago have passe...

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, July 18, 2018   (2 Comments - view/add)
Current Best Practices for Assessing and Managing Lumbar Spine Stenosis »
Current Best Practices for Assessing and Managing Lumbar Spine Stenosis   A new study in Archives of Phy...
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...

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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