ICD-10-CM 2023 Code Changes for Chiropractic

There were several changes to the ICD-10-CM codeset for 2023 which went into effect October 1, 2023 and could impact chiropractic. At the time of publication, it was unknown how payers would respond to these changes. This article only discusses some of the changes to the ICD-10-CM codes. Changes to procedure codes such as “Prolonged Services” for office E/M visits are included in the 2023 ChiroCode DeskBook.

Q/A: What if my Patient Refuses to Fill out the Outcome Assessment Questionnaire?

Question:
What if my Medicare patient refuses to fill out the outcome assessment questionnaire?
Answer:
Inform the patient that Medicare requires that you demonstrate functional improvement in order for them to determine if the care is medically necessary. In other words, they may have to pay for the care out of pocket if …

American Chiropractic Association Comments on MACRA 2018 Proposed Rule

Arlington, Va. – The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) recently submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the federal agency’s proposed rule changes to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) for 2018.

QPP is a new payment model for physicians, including chiropractors, created by the Medicare Access and CHIP …

How to Launch Your Associate Into Instant Success and Profit

Win-Win Associate Development: Get the help you need, the freedom you desire and the extra income you deserve. Most associateships don’t work out and end badly. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Dr. Lloyd has discovered strategies, systems, processes and techniques for hiring and developing successful motivated associates who produce their own new patients, make more money than they cost, and are great to work with in long-term relationships.