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Friday, December 30, 2011

A New Year to Become Compliant in Chiropractic Medicare

December 20, 2011
A New Year to Become Compliant in Chiropractic Medicare
Dear Doctors and Staff,

1.  We are in the window.
2.  Congress ready for Medicare fee vote.
3.  Three areas to contend with in 2012.
4.  Chiropractic Medicare Compliance Program available.

1. We are in a window:
     The month of December is the window available by our Medicare carrier to change from Participating Provider to Non-Participating or Non-Participating Provider to Participating Provider Part B Medicare effective January 2012.
    For those who have attended our Presentation in the past or have purchased "The Basics" Chiropractic Medicare DVD, the hand-out booklet page 42 contains an example letter that must reach your Medicare carrier prior to the end of the year.  Mail this letter certified mail, this being your proof they have received your request to change your participating status.

2. Congress ready for Medicare fee vote: (Action Step request!)
    At the present time congress is still in session and soon voting on the large package bill that will preserve our present fees in Medicare. (Probably even a small raise.)  National News will report on this package bill as it has to do with withholdings. etc, by the employer.  Please call your Congressmen and Senators asking them to vote for this bill.

3. We Chiropractors have three (3) critical areas we must be prepared for as we go into 2012:
   A.  We must know the correct way to do Medicare so we don't get into trouble.
   B.  We must know how to protect Personal Health Information in our offices.
   C.  We must become Medicare Compliant by the end of 2012.  There are seven (7) areas we must have prepared written policy and procedure training, hiring, self audits and reporting. 

4.  Chiropractic Medicare Compliance Program Book & CD:
   The Book is ready to help you start implementing Medicare Compliance in your practice.  Just add your office name, etc., and follow the instructions and you are well on your way to becoming compliant in Medicare.

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