They put a new focus on health for patients, but medical wearables come with issues for health care providers
Money Management Are you adjusting your child’s working bone? As a chiropractor, you know and understand bones. But have you ever heard of a “working bone”? This phrase isn’t in reference to bone functionality but is a metaphor for a human trait that you may be able to flex in your practice to teach your children the work ethic while saving tax dollars. To share an example, our family was raking leaves one fall and my older daughter was protesting against her manual labor task.
Legal Ease All too often, doctors of chiropractic come to the office on Monday morning and immediately head into a treatment room to take care of the first patient of the day. From that point onward, the week seems to fly by and there will usually be little work done on developing the practice. Staying above the waterline can be a challenge for anyone in healthcare these days—and the circumstances regarding the new Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) will play a dramatic role in how practice is conducted in the future.
Money Management | To stay abreast of clinical and technological advances, chiropractors need to make periodic investments in their practices, and state-of-the-art equipment can enhance clinical effectiveness. But without the right tools, chiropractic patients may not be able to fully benefit from a robust treatment plan. For DCs who may not have the cash for an outright purchase to upgrade existing equipment or implement new technology and improve their practices’ performance in patient care, financing can be a viable solution.
Coding Keys | If this headline got your attention, it’s time to talk diagnosis coding. You frequently see articles titled something about how coding errors plague the profession, and if this one did you might have moved right along and missed the message. Paramount to this is what is heard over and over again from DCs: I want to make money and avoid an audit. But first, a question for you: Are you diagnosing the patient’s condition or just what you know their insurance will reimburse?