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Insurance
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...
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...

Medicare and Medicaid
2 hours ago   (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...
Wednesday, November 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Releases Quality Payment Updates for 2019 »
Medicare Releases Quality Payment Updates for 2019   On November 1, 2019, year 3 of the Medicare Quality...
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,...

Compliance
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...
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...

Legal
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Medical and Professional Service Corps [FORM] »
Did you know that a medical corporation, professional service corporation or limited liability company needs its own licen...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
After Transition to Electronic Health Records: What to Do with Paper Files? »
After Transition to Electronic Health Records: What to Do with Paper Files? The use of electronic health records (E...
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...

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, November 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hip Stress Fractures »
Hip Stress Fractures I find stress fractures to be a very interesting topic in radiology. Partly this i...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Isthmic Lumbar Spondylolisthesis​ »
 Isthmic Lumbar Spondylolisthesis The term “spondylolisthesis” is derived from the Greek roots, “spondylo-,”...
Wednesday, October 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The One “Drug” You Need to Prescribe to Every Patient (Part 2) »
The One “Drug” You Need to Prescribe to Every Patient (Part 2) This is the second part of a 3-part series on exe...
Wednesday, September 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome »
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome Autumn means that youth overuse injuries increase as school sports resume, and lower...
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...

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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