Confessions of an IME Doctor

Dr. Friedman has been practicing for 28 years and performs record reviews and IMEs for attorneys and insurance companies for personal injury, workers comp and malpractice cases. In this webinar, Dr. Friedman will explain that the typical Independent Medical Exam looks like and why it really is normal on 90-95% of the cases we see, but why the conclusions are the problem. Dr. Friedman will discuss why he cuts off 99% of the chiropractic cases he reviews after only 4 weeks of care, and how you can beat that. He’ll show you what he looks for in your records and how to properly document in the least amount of time and with the least amount of effort.

Government Healthcare Programs

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) oversees all government health care programs. They are administered by various agencies such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Veterans Administration (VA) and even at the state level. Here are the basic government programs:
Federal Workers’ Compensation
Military and Veterans
Federal …

When, Where, Why & How to Go Out Of Network With Insurance Payers

Presented by Tom Necela DC, CPC, CPMA, CCP-P

October 4, 2016

Tuesday @ 10:15 AM PT, 11:15 AM MT, 12:15 PM CT, 1:15 PM ET

Although most chiropractors are 80%+ insurance based, not all payers are created equal. For some, there is little reward to be an in-network provider (and maybe a lot of risk and hassles).

If you’ve been considering getting out of network, don’t miss this webinar where Dr. Tom Necela of The Strategic Chiropractor will discuss specific strategies for why, when, where and how!

How Do Insurers Value an Injury Claim?

What does it have to do with a DC anyway?
Who decides the value of DC care?
Impairment vs. disability, how do I choose?
ADL losses, which are the most important?
Emotional damages, do DC’s have any input?

Over the last 30 years, little has changed in attorney management of PI cases, but insurers have been upping their game every day since then! Can the same be said about DC care in PI cases?

This lag in updating case management strategies has led to a 65% loss in claim value since 1985, yet premiums and cost of care have steadily increased! Are you ready to up your game?

Tom Grant Jr., DC of Grant Professional Strategies will be presenting a webinar on “How Do Insurers Value an Injury Claim?”, a glimpse into a portion of liability insurers training and directives, including action steps you can take gain an insider’s advantage to improve your patient’s loss recovery through strategic doctoring.

Groupon: Is it worth the risk?

Our team is frequently asked if it is legal for chiropractic offices to offer coupons or Groupons. We’re not allowed, as a profession, to dramatically discount our services, offer free treatments, or provide gifts or free meals for potential patients. Any one of these things can be considered an “inducement.” Practices that improperly induce patients to seek care or services, for example, by providing coupons for care or supplies, may find that they are in violation of the law if they aren’t careful.

So what will that mean to you and your practice? It isn’t pretty.

Medical History and Health History Forms

The Medical History and Health History forms are very important documents for the initial patient visit. Most patients dislike filling out forms when they arrive and sometimes they may not bring all the necessary information with them.
By completing this form before arrival, the patient saves their time as well as …