October 2012
October 2012

Director's Desk
From the Directors DeskFrom the Director's DeskJoseph P. Busch, B.A., D.C.Unclear about what their insurance will cover, many potential patients are skeptical of what going to the chiropractor actually means for them. The recent overhaul of the National Healthcare System has only complicated the patient obligation to the practitioner, and...Read More >>

Special Feature
Is Transitioning to a Cash-Based Practice Right for You?Is Transitioning to a Cash-Based Practice Right for You?Dr. Miles Bodzin & Dr. Ray FoxworthBetween our two companies, Cash Practice and ChiroHealthUSA, we hear from hundreds of doctors a month who think they want to transition to an all cash practice. The reasons are varied, but are most commonly related to frustrations in dealing...Read More >>
From Checks to Mobile: Three Simple Methods for an Integrated Payment Processing Strategy for ChiropractorsFrom Checks to Mobile: Three Simple Methods for an Integrated...Matthew LlewlynChiropractors, like many other healthcare providers, tend to operate individually or in small groups (1-3 providers) with a limited amount of administrative staff to manage cash flow and collect for services rendered. Matt Llewellyn, VP of Healthcare Sales at BillingTree,...Read More >>
Doctored - The MovieDoctored - The MovieGilles A. LaMarche BS, DCThe premiere of "Doctored - The Movie", by producer Jeff Hays, will take place in New York City on September 21, 2012, in Los Angeles, September 26, and in Chicago, Atlanta, and Dallas September 28. The film will also be...Read More >>


Special Feature
A Dash of Persistence with a Touch of Honey: A Winning CombinationA Dash of Persistence with a Touch of Honey: A...Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-PMore often than not, doctors decide about insurance participation based on the horror stories they hear from their friends. It's not unusual for both new and seasoned practitioners to throw up their hands at the prospect of dealing with insurance...Read More >>
Subluxation vs. Disc HerniationSubluxation vs. Disc HerniationMark Studin, D.C., F.A.S.B.E.(C), D.A.A.P.M., D.A.A.P.L.M.Chiropractic utilization in the United States remained static at 12.1 million from 2003 until 2006 as reported by Davis, Brenda and Williams in 2010. This represents 4.12% of the population, considering the 2003 population reported by the Encyclopedia of the...Read More >>
Software Clearinghouse Support Key to Improved Revenue Cycle ManagementSoftware Clearinghouse Support Key to Improved Revenue Cycle ManagementDr. Gabe and Sherrie Spruch, All Care Health and Rehabilitation CenterEffective billing and claims submission processes and procedures, both during today’s current challenging economy and in better times, have been key to our chiropractic practice’s continuing health and ability to grow. Improved revenue cycle management has positively and directly impacted...Read More >>
Sacral FracturesSacral FracturesTerry R. Yochum, D.C., D.A.C.B.R., Fellow, A.C.C.R., and Alicia M. Yochum, D.C., R.N., BSNCase History:  This male patient was working on the roof of his garage when he slipped and fell 12 feet to the concrete pavement of his driveway.  He has sharp pain over his proximal sacrum. Does he have a...Read More >>
Growth Asymmetry in an OutdoorsmanGrowth Asymmetry in an OutdoorsmanJohn Danchik, D.C., F.I.C.C., F.A.C.C.History and Presenting Symptoms A 41-year-old male presents with recurring episodes of pain in his low back and left hip. He recalls no injury to the region, and cannot identify any precipitating activities or events. On a Visual Analog Scale, he...Read More >>
Range of Motion Testing: What DCs Need to KnowRange of Motion Testing: What DC's Need to KnowDaniela BirkelbachRange of motion and muscle testing are critical to developing treatment plans, and insurance reimbursement depends on providing accurate reports that demonstrate need for care and document improvement objectively; however, this necessity is time-consuming to perform if done manually.   But...Read More >>


Yellow Pages
Mother Faces Prison Time, Probation & Fines for Chiropractic Fraud Mother Faces Prison Time, Probation & Fines for Chiropractic FraudTAC Staff: Yellow PagesSan Francisco, CA- A Phoenix woman will be serving time and paying fines after being found guilty of defrauding a health and life insurance company of almost $690,000. After making fake chiropractic claims, forty two year old Esther Obrzut is...Read More >>
Office Manager of Bloomington Chiropractic Practice ArrestedOffice Manager of Bloomington Chiropractic Practice ArrestedTAC Staff: Yellow PagesBLOOMINGTON, IN - 51-year-old Dennis Faulkner, the office manager at Faulkner Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Bloomington was arrested after police say he was wiring money from erroneous credit cards lines made in clients’ names.  According to Bloomington Detective Christopher, Faulkner...Read More >>
N.J. Chiropractor Steals from the BluesN.J. Chiropractor Steals from the BluesTAC Staff: Yellow PagesA Matawan, N.J., chiropractor was indicted for allegedly stealing more than $13,000 by submitting numerous fraudulent claims to Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield.   Charles Boas, 64, was charged with 60 counts of second-degree health care claims fraud and one count...Read More >>
Chiropractors Under State Scrutiny in W.Va.Chiropractors Under State Scrutiny in W.Va.TAC Staff: Yellow PagesCHARLESTON, WV.  A new report says West Virginia needs to regulate chiropractors, but questions the performance of the agency assigned that task.   Lawmakers were told Tuesday that the Board of Chiropractic has failed to notify licensees about complaints pending against...Read More >>
Dr. Fabrizio Mancini Retirement AnnouncementDr. Fabrizio Mancini Retirement Announcement Parker University Board of TrusteesParker announced today that Dr. Fabrizio Mancini is retiring from his position as President of Parker University and Parker Seminars. Dr. Mancini made this decision to allow for time to pursue other interests, including public speaking and media efforts to...Read More >>
Other Articles
What if Insurance Reimbursement Went Away Tomorrow?What if Insurance Reimbursement Went Away Tomorrow?Paul S. Inselman, DCLet’s face it; there is much uncertainty that plagues not only our profession, but the world economies at large. Add into the mix $65 co-pays, decreasing insurance reimbursement schedules and the new Obama-Care Health Law, and it’s no wonder chiropractors...Read More >>
A 21st Century Breakthrough in Ginseng Science: Enzyme FormulationA 21st Century Breakthrough in Ginseng Science: Enzyme FormulationDr. Ron Gilbert D.C. and David C. KonnGinseng is one of the most well-known of all herbal remedies, and the history of ginseng in natural medicine goes back thousands of years, first mentioned in written medical journals in China over 2,000 years ago. Ginseng is considered the...Read More >>


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