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From in-depth articles exploring hot topics in the industry to detailed how-tos about reimbursement and compliance, our blog puts a wealth of information at your fingertips. Check back often for new entries!

By Team KMCU in Compliance Basics
Summer is in full swing. Long hot days spent with family and friends at the beach, the lake, or just charting new adventures are typical for many. At any given time in the summer 10-15% of your patients may be doing the exact same thing! Many practices experience a little summertime dip in their...
By Team KMCU in 3rd Party Billing and Collections
There once was a day when third party collections were simple. Some even say, in jest of course, that you could throw CMS1500 forms up into the air, and it would rain checks. In those days, good insurance was a $100 deductible with 80% coverage. That is 80% of your fee, not some arbitrary fee...
By Team KMCU in Documentation
Shocking as this may sound, documentation is one of the least favorite tasks in practices today. It also turns out that not everyone loves Electronic Health Records (EHR). Some feel that data entry is more time-consuming than handwritten notes, and that using a keyboard creates a barrier between...
By Team KMCU in Coding
"I always do the exact same exam," they say, "so of course I use the exact same E/M codes!" Equally alarming is the doctor who thinks that by down-coding the level of E/M, they will stay off the radar of the auditors.
By Team KMCU in Compliance Basics
We have hardly met a chiropractor, or any other healthcare provider, who has not provided care for a family member. There has been serious confusion, if not intense debate, as to whether a doctor can bill the family member’s health insurance for services provided. When faced with these dilemmas,...
By Team KMCU in Documentation
You’ve probably been told to audit yourself to be in compliance with HIPAA, the OIG and on issues like documentation, instead of waiting to be audited later by an outside source who uncovers big problems.
By Team KMCU in Compliance Basics
What does it mean when you see a kid or baby for free? Is their health and potential value less than an adult? What does that say about you? It tells me that you're not specially trained; that you haven't invested in further education for this special population, and as a result you think they are...
By Team KMCU in Medicare
Do you bill this visit to Medicare? They have paid you without question for years. But should you? Do you?
By Team KMCU in Office Management
Sometimes we get so BUSY treating patients that we ignore the business side of practice, like training team members and basic administrative work. And it’s an epic fail to try to wedge these things in between patient visits or during lunch.
By Team KMCU in Medicare
The answer to the question is that there may be a lot wrong if you are among the 78% of chiropractors who are using the ABN incorrectly. Audits by Medicare Recovery Contractors see errors in ABN use as easy pickings. We have seen a considerable uptick in questions regarding the use of the Advance...