Additional Legal

Frequently, Todd Crabtree and our staff get the question from chiropractors about whether or not they can advertise insurance providers that they accept. Logically, you want your patients to know whether or not your practice accepts their insurance before the service is rendered. However, running an advertisement in the local newspaper regarding the insurance providers […]

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Do you have an open spot within your chiropractic clinic that you are considering renting out to an independent chiropractor, rather than hiring someone to your staff? Would that independent contractor truly be independent if they were using the resources and space within your clinic? Dealing with independent contractors can be a complex process and […]

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Taxes and Bartering

This day in age, bartering services have become a very popular activity. Have you bartered and provided your chiropractic services to an individual in exchange for their services such as a gym membership or attorney advice. What many individuals do not realize is that there are tax implications to bartering. Essentially, bartering should be treated […]

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We’ve all seen those idealistic situations where the patient falls in love with the doctor and they live happily ever after, right? Wrong. No matter what the media may project in the movies, the big take away point that we want to give you today is: chiropractors cannot date their patients. N to the O, […]

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As a chiropractor, you manage many employees on a daily basis. You oftentimes spend more time with your employees than you even do your family. It’s simply the nature of the business.  You may even become attracted to a few of your employees, but before you decide to act on your emotions, our team at […]

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Building and maintaining a chiropractic practice is extremely difficult and complex. You must develop a plan for health records, billing, advertising and of course many issues come up regarding insurance and Medicare.  You must also manage all of the Human Resources issues that come up in a medical office.  There is no rule book for […]

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In January, the Health and Human Services Department unveiled a serious of new provisions to the current Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that was originally introduced in 1996. The purpose of the new rule is to make the current patient privacy act more closely in line with the HITECH Act, further protecting a […]

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On March 26, 2013, the Health and Human Services Department enacted a final rule, amending the current Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that was originally introduced in 1996.  The unveiling of the new HIPAA rule has resulted in a few key clinical changes.  Of those, the revision to the previous Business Associate definition […]

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The federal anti-kickback statute was originally enacted to protect patients and the federal healthcare programs from fraud and various types of abuse by preventing physicians from operating under unlawful premises of financial gain. As a result of these statues, chiropractors and other physicians have been prohibited from offering deals and discounts to any patient with […]

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In many cases, it is permissible to treat both family and employees. However, you must maintain accurate and thorough chiropractic treatment notes for these patients, just as you would for any other patient. You are not permitted to treat “off the books”. The obvious reason for this is they, for any reason, elect to file […]

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