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Friday, May 3, 2013

Newsletter ~ Two Questions

May 3, 2013
Chiropractic Medicare
#1. Who’s going to catch the audits?
#2. Mandatory Payment Reductions.

#1. Catching Audits..............

I have presented, time and time again, information in regards to Chiropractors becoming compliant in Medicare. And yet, only about one third have followed the Federal Mandate and Attested.

So....I shall say it again! Do you want to be in Chiropractic practice after 2016? If you don’t......just don’t do anything. If you do, and have not proceeded to becoming compliant, you are in your "Last Window of Opportunity". It’s over prior to 90 days to the end of the year!!

If you believe you do not have to become compliant, you are wrong! Both Medicare and Obama care require your compliance. is against federal law to see a Medicare patient if you are not qualified.

AUDITS: So who’s going to catch the audits? Remember....72.9% of all Chiropractic claims have errors and we Chiropractors are being improperly paid...there will be audits.

Do you think the Chiropractor who has followed the Federal Guidelines, become Medicare Compliant using certified software, has attested, and has records readily available for review...or...the Chiropractor that has not become compliant, is not using certified software and not attested as to becoming Medicare compliant will be audited? The answer is not difficult! You begin with a certified software.

Questions? Give me a call! Don’t procrastinate!! This is important for your future in Chiropractic!

#2. Mandatory Payment Reductions...........

The Budget Central Act of 2011 requires, among other things, mandatory across-the-board reductions in Federal Spending, also known as Sequestration. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 postponed sequestration for 2 months. The order was set for March 1, 2012. In general, Medicare fees for service claims with dates of service on or after April 1, 2013, will incur a 2 percent reduction in Medicare payment.

Even though beneficiary payments for deductibles and coinsurances are not subject to the 2 percent payment reduction, Medicare payments to beneficiaries for unassigned claims are subject to the 2 percent reduction.

Have questions in regards to doing Chiropractic Medicare correctly, or becoming Medicare Compliant? Give me a call at (618) 395-3800.
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