February 8, 2012
Three Important Areas We ALL MUST become Proficient In!
Dear Doctors and Staff,
This is the year for Chiropractors in Medicare. Last year the Inspector General indicated that out of 100 claims filed to Medicare by Chiropractors, 67 had errors. They believe they have overpaid Chiropractors by millions. With that in mind, nearly every Chiropractor filing Medicare claims will be audited in 2012.
There are three key areas in which we must be prepared:
First, we must know the correct way to provide great Chiropractic care to our seniors and document by federal standards. You must know the correct way to do Chiropractic Medicare!!! If you don't know the correct way to do Medicare an audit will be devastating.
The second area of our concern is HIPAA (i.e. knowing how to protect personal Health Information in your office, developing your in-house HIPAA policies, procedures and training.)
The third area of concern is becoming Medicare Compliant. By the end of 2012 each and every Chiropractic office must be aware and prepared for the seven (7) areas of compliance set by the Federal Government.
We offer many helpful items to help with these areas to help you get prepared. If you have questions, comments, concerns about Chiropractic Medicare, please give me a call at 618-395-3800.