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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!

Yvette Noel
By Yvette Noel CPCO in Medicare
The 2012 Middle-Class Tax Relief and Jobs Creation Act (MCTRJCA) amended the Social Security Act to require a claims-based data collection system for outpatient therapy services. This included physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), and speech-language pathology (SLP) services. The system...
Dr. Karen Sedore
By Karen Sedore DC CPCO in Finances
Embezzlement is the theft or misappropriation of funds belonging to one’s employer. Think that it can’t happen in your practice? A study done by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) found that at some point 83% of the practices that responded had been a victim of embezzlement. Doctors...
Dr. Karen Sedore
By Karen Sedore DC CPCO in Office Management
Today’s workforce is more diverse than ever before, yet one common attribute people are looking for in a job is the opportunity to make an impact. There are positions in the chiropractic office for just about every personality type and skill set. You get to make a difference in peoples’ lives by...
By Team KMCU in Compliance Basics
The term Protected Health Information (PHI) has been used since the introduction of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in 1996). Yet there are still individuals and entities that do not have a full understanding of what Protected Health Information (PHI) is and...
Dr. Karen Sedore
By Karen Sedore DC CPCO
Whether the practice is big, small, rural, or in a large metropolitan area or whether the doctor is a seasoned veteran with decades of experience, or a new graduate ready to make their mark in this profession, we have services available to meet everyone’s needs. Many of our members are first...
Dr. Karen Sedore
By Karen Sedore DC CPCO in Compliance Basics
Taxes get audited. Insurance companies audit medical records. It is often thought of as something that is done to us and has a negative outcome. Rather than waiting for something bad to happen, decide to take a proactive approach and evaluate your current situation with a baseline audit and review.
By Team KMCU in Compliance Basics
Most practices say they have a HIPAA compliance program implemented in their office, but when we peel back the layers we find as many as 90% of practices are non-compliant in at least one aspect of this required compliance program. Worse, more than half are woefully out of date and out of...
Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC, CCCA
By Kathy (KMC) Weidner MCS-P CCPC CCCA in Compliance Basics
Many offices love to meet potential patients through public screenings. But what is a screening? Is it legal or is it an inducement? And what’s the purpose of doing a Chiropractic Screening for marketing purposes? The definition of a Screening, courtesy of our friends at Screening Experts is: a...
Dr. Karen Sedore
By Karen Sedore DC CPCO in 3rd Party Billing and Collections
A biller’s job is never done. It is important for offices to have procedures in place that will manage both outbound claims and accounts receivable. At any given time, there are hundreds or possibly thousands of claims in various stages of the billing cycle that must be managed.
Yvette Noel
By Yvette Noel CPCO in Documentation
Cheers on graduating from Chiropractic school! You set your dreams on becoming a doctor and the day has finally arrived. You learned how to examine and treat patients and are ready to take them on the road to recovery and wellness. Your skills are ready to launch, but are you truly ready? Is there...