Legal Ease | When the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) became effective on April 14, 2001, there were no HIPAA police per se. But revisions of the HIPAA rules throughout the past decade haven’t stirred most DCs toward compliance with HIPAA privacy and security rules.
Feature | From Pee Wee to varsity to professional sports, athletes at every level face similar challenges; namely, they want to perform at their best and avoid injuries on the field. And when the inevitable damage does occur, whether from accidents or overtraining, they look to get back in the game as fast as possible. In this situation, the doctor of chiropractic is often the essential solution.
Practice Central | Ten years ago, Geoff Ricchio, DC, published a controversial article titled “Creating a Profitable Massage Therapy Program.” The advice it contained infuriated many massage therapists, and for good reason.
Money Management | What if the financial planners are wrong? What if you didn’t have to wait 30 to 35 years to retire? And what if you didn’t have to sacrifice your standard of living to max-out your 401(k) or IRA contributions every year?
Coding Keys | The ICD-10 codes changed for 2017 and include 1,974 311 deleted codes, and 425 revised codes. Most chiropractors, fortunately, are only affected by about 70 of these changes—none of which are groundbreaking. But you should be aware of these changes because using deleted codes will result in denied claims.
Wellness Approach | As a chiropractor, you are very aware of the detrimental effects on the spine and joints that result from carrying extra weight. If you desire to approach health from a holistic perspective, failing to address needed weight loss will send patients an inconsistent message.
Clinical Concerns | Beyond the safe, natural and effective oral preparations for pain and inflammation, there is an increasing need for practitioners—and their patients—for a pain-reducing and healing topical aid. But finding the right fit to take care of all the sprains, strains, and abrasions that come your way can be a challenge.
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