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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...
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...
Wednesday, December 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Don’t Let High Deductibles and Co-Pays Create Chaos in Your Practice »
Don’t Let High Deductibles and Co-Pays Create Chaos in Your Practice   More and more providers are feeling t...
Wednesday, August 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Understanding the 3 Phases of Health Recovery: Creating the Cash Membership Model of the Future »
Understanding the 3 Phases of Health Recovery Creating the Cash Membership Model of the Future   Our...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Difficulty with High-Deductibles »
The Difficulty with High-Deductibles   A close friend recently shared his frustration with rising healthcare c...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Preparing for an Audit - The Time Is Now »
Preparing for an Audit - The Time Is Now   Chiropractors across the country have been opening up their mailb...
Wednesday, February 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Health Claims Backlog Continues to Grow »
The State Employees Group Insurance Program (SEGIP) lack of payment is a topic for many of our chiropractic physicians. Ma...
Monday, December 12, 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
Marketing Pitfalls That Can Cost You and Your Practice »
Editor's Note: Originally posted on 9/1/2012.  Updated with OIG's 12/7/2016 Statement Regarding Gifts of Nominal Valu...
Wednesday, November 2, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Reimbursement Overhaul Joins ICD-10 Coding Changes »
Medicare Reimbursement Overhaul Joins ICD-10 Coding Changes   As we head into 2017, the chiropractic physici...
Wednesday, June 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
10 Common EHR Errors »
Top 10 Most Common EHR Documentation Errors   Medicare recently released three clarifications on documen...
Monday, June 8, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
What to Look for in a Chiropractic Disability Income Insurance Policy »
Did you know that according to the  Council for Disability Awareness, Long-Term Disability Claims Reviews, 2013...
Wednesday, April 8, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Do Not Expect Further ICD-10 Delays »
It was this time last year that we announced yet another delay in the ICD-10 implementation.   In fact, only two wee...
Wednesday, April 8, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is Your Practice Guilty of Deflate-Gate »
Recent news reports have analyzed and bloviated about what is known as “Deflate-gate.”   It is alleged that the regu...
Tuesday, March 31, 2015   (7 Comments - view/add)
BCBS-IL and the New X Modifiers (-59) »
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois informed the Illinois Chiropractic Society of their intentions regarding the changes to...
Monday, December 1, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
ICD-10 Final Rule Released »
Over the last year, there have been several articles written pertaining to the ICD-10 conversion.   The Centers for...
Monday, December 1, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare DC's Being Watched »
Every Move You Make: Medicare Providers Are Being Watched   I probably wasn’t the only DC paying close attenti...
Monday, September 1, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Understanding Obamacare Section 2706 »
The Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) was fully enacted on January 1, 2014.   It is likely the most confusing he...
Friday, August 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Grandfathered Plans Are Exempt from Some Provisions of the Affordable Care Act »
As confirmed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “grandfathered” plans are not subject to all requirement...
Thursday, July 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Step on a Crack: How to Avoid Breaking Your Practice's "Back" »
Step on a Crack:   How to Avoid Breaking Your Practice’s “Back” It’s not your imagination; OIG audits are at a...
Monday, July 14, 2014
Red Flags for OIG Audits »
Step on a Crack:   How to Avoid Breaking Your Practice’s “Back” It’s not your imagination; OIG audits are at a...
Friday, July 11, 2014   (18 Comments - view/add)
BCBSIL Billing for Medically Unnecessary and/or Medically Unproven Services »
In its most recent issue of the Blue Review , Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) announced billing conditions it...
Friday, March 28, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stick to the Rules in ICD-10 »
As the ICD-10 deadline looms closer and closer to the October 1, 2014 implementation date, it is important that every prov...
Monday, December 23, 2013   (2 Comments - view/add)
1500 Health Insurance Claim Form »
In 2013 and 2014 there will be many changes in the healthcare field. Some of the changes include: mandatory reporting of P...
Monday, December 2, 2013
ICD-10: The Devil is in the Details »
Editor’s Note: The Illinois Chiropractic Society will be hosted a webinar covering The Specifics of ICD-10 on December...
Wednesday, November 6, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
ICD-10-CM FAQ »
When do ICD-10-CM codes go into effect? ICD-10-CM codes go into effect on October 1, 2014 What i...
Tuesday, November 5, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
BCBSIL Orthonet Alert »
The most effective method of effecting change is through the purchaser. As we have asked throughout 2013, the ICS is ask...
Monday, September 9, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Documentation Errors That Can Place You and Your Practice at Risk in a Malpractice Lawsuit »
In this article I am going to highlight documentation errors that could reduce your reimbursements, hurt you in an insuran...

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