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

What if my Medicare patient refuses to fill out the outcome assessment questionnaire?
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.

1500 Claim Form Tips

The following rules for the 1500 claim form are excerpts from NUCC and Medicare instructions, but they are generally universal and apply to claims submitted either electronically or on paper. Please note that payment rules can change frequently for any payer, so consult with specific insurance payers for their adaptations.
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