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The vast majority of the articles on ilchiro.org were generated by ICS staff and volunteers to bring original, timely, and practical information to our membership.  These articles are frequently written in response to member questions we have received and an inability to find the answers anywhere else.  This information is proprietary to the Illinois Chiropractic Society and is yet another benefit of ICS membership.

 


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Frequently Asked Questions
Friday, October 14, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Balance Billing on a Lien Case [Video] »
Balance Billing on a Lien Case   In a personal injury case, Doctors of Chiropractic have the right to collect...
Friday, October 7, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
PT Referrals and Medicare [Video] »
PT Referrals and Medicare   Patients must a referral for physical therapy from a physician. Under the Medical...
Friday, September 30, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CERT Review Letter [Video] »
CERT Review Letter   Comprehensive Error Rate Testing is not an audit of you but of the particular service. 12...
Friday, September 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Billing Timed Therapy Codes »
Title   Short summary of what is contained in the video goes here.      ...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recent Grads Adjusting »
I have an employee who is a recent graduate of an accredited chiropractic school and expects her license to be issued by t...
Tuesday, March 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
What parts of the NBCE examination does the State of Illinois require? »
What parts of the NBCE examination does the State of Illinois require for licensure as a chiropractic physician?  ...
Friday, April 17, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
HIPAA Breach Notifications »
What is a “HIPAA breach?” What notification must I give when a HIPAA privacy or security breach occurs in my office? What...
Monday, January 12, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
ICS Code of Ethics »
  Does the Illinois Chiropractic Society have a Code of Ethics?     At the October 20...
Friday, August 8, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
VBA, CD and Stroke »
  Does the ICS have any resources regarding VBA, CD and Stroke?     The follow...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
EOBs as a "Health Record" »
Is an insurance company’s or health plan’s Explanation of Benefits (EOB) part of a patient’s health record under HIPAA or...
Saturday, April 5, 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Court Orders and Subpoenas for Records »
  How should I respond to court order or a subpoena asking me to provide copies of a patien...
Monday, March 31, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tools for HIPAA Risk Assessments »
  Does the ICS have any tools for performing a HIPAA Security Rule risk assessment?   Yes. ...
Wednesday, January 22, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Advertising “Physical Therapy” »
May Chiropractic Physicians advertise "physical therapy" in their offices?       The Illinois D...
Monday, December 2, 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
Employee Concealed Carry »
  How does the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act affect my practice? Am I required to permit my employees and t...
Friday, November 22, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Non-therapeutic Massage [FORM] »
  When I offer non-therapeutic (relaxation) massages or other non-medical services in my office, should I provid...
Thursday, November 21, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Steps Following a Disaster »
  What Are My Steps Following a Disaster       The following steps assume that your offi...
Wednesday, November 13, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Obtaining an Illinois License »
  What is the process for obtaining a license in Illinois?     Illinois allows for new lic...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sales Tax »
Am I required to charge sales tax for nutritional supplements, orthotics, and other medical appliances?    ...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
IDFPR Physician Profile »
How do I update my physician profile with the IDFPR?      Use the Illinois...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013   (2 Comments - view/add)
EHR Mandate Deadline »
When is EHR mandated?   There are incentive payments from the Federal government for using certified EH...
Friday, April 19, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Limited English Proficiency (LEP) »
As a health care provider, am I required to provide language assistance to patients with limited English proficiency (LE...
Monday, April 1, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare & Work Comp Care Coordination »
How do I coordinate benefits in a Workers' Compensation case that involves a Medicare patient?   &nbs...
Friday, February 1, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Billing Insurance for Family »
Can a chiropractic physician treat a family member and bill the charges to an insurance company?    ...
Sunday, July 1, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Limited Liability Companies (LLC) »
Can a chiropractic physician form a limited liability company (LLC) for his or her practice?   As...
Sunday, July 1, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Joint Provider Corp Ownership »
Is there a business entity under which chiropractic, medical, dental, optometric and/or podiatric practitioners may be joi...
Tuesday, May 1, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Blood Draws »
Are blood draws within chiropractic scope in Illinois?   Yes. According to an established history of legal au...
Tuesday, May 1, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Keeping X-Rays »
How long am I required to keep x-rays?   Although the Illinois Medical Practice Act requires physicians to "es...
Tuesday, May 1, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Offering Free Services »
Am I able to offer free services as a promotional tool?   Technically, the answer is a very limited "yes,” but...
Sunday, April 1, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
CPR Certification Requirements »
Is CPR Required for Chiropractic Physicians?     Recently, many chiropractic physicians in t...
Thursday, March 1, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Name Badge Requirements »
Are physicians and other health care practitioners in Illinois required to wear badges or otherwise display identification...
Monday, February 13, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Clinic Naming Rules »
What are the laws and rules regarding clinic names? Am I permitted to operate my practice under an assumed name? &nbs...
Monday, January 23, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Published Treatment Guidelines »
What is the ICS stance on published guidelines for frequency and duration of treatment, such as the "Official Disability G...
Saturday, October 1, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lost or Stolen Records »
What must the doctor do if patient records are lost or stolen?   Breach of health inform...
Thursday, September 1, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Injections & Off Label Products »
Can Chiropractic Physicians perform injections or treat patients using products off label?     T...
Tuesday, January 25, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Patient Abandonment »
What does the Medical Practice Act and case law require regarding "patient abandonment”? Am I permitted to drop a patie...

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