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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 Finances
We recently assisted a provider with setting their cash discounted fee schedule through ChiroHealthUSA (www.chirohealthusa.com) and in the process reviewed actual fees, regulated fees, contracted fees, and hardship fees. The doctor commented on the declining reimbursement he’d seen over the last 15...
By Team KMCU in Medicare
Snowbird season presents a number of wonderful opportunities for doctors who see them. If you have not already done so, now would be an awesome time to implement a reactivation program reminding your seasonal patients that you are still around, and to come in for a spinal check-up. Post cards,...
By Team KMCU in 3rd Party Billing and Collections
Prior to January 1, 1997 chiropractors had but one choice in coding for their adjustments: HCPCS code A2000. A2000 was the singular, correct code for the patient who required only an atlas adjustment as well as the patient who had cavitation to every joint from cranial sutures to their little toe...
By Team KMCU in Medicare
Medicare health and drug plans can make changes each year—things like cost, coverage, and what providers and pharmacies are in their networks. October 15 to December 7 is when Medicare beneficiaries can change their Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage for the following year to...
By Team KMCU in Compliance Basics
We all think it can’t happen to us . . . until it does. A natural disaster occurs, be it a flood, hurricane, or fire. These have certainly taken center stage recently. Some may experience the latest plague on the internet: ransomware. Your computer system gets infected by some outside program that...
By Team KMCU in Medicare
If you are a provider or supplier enrolled in Medicare, and you haven’t already revalidated your Medicare enrollment, you may want to do so now.
By Team KMCU in Compliance Basics
We are so fortunate here at KMC University. Each year our team gets to travel all over the United States to speak at dozens of state associations and seminars. Not surprisingly, compliance with Office of the Inspector General guidelines and HIPAA are among the most common topics we present.
By Team KMCU in Therapy and Active Care
Back in the day, chiropractors built hugely successful practices based on “MUSH”. What is MUSH? Manipulation, Ultrasound, Stim, and Heat, in other words passive care. Insurance carriers did not demand the rigid standards they do today to prove medical necessity for care. Patients loved being able...
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...
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