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 A Champagne toast to celebrate record-breaking attendance at the conference, here at the Chiro Eco booth. From L–R: Jeff Pruitt, Joe Doyle, Debbie Brown, Jennifer Porro, and Fab Mancini, cheering news that confirmed attendees passed the 3,000 mark.


Comments (0) Posted by Daniel Sosnoski on Saturday, August 29th, 2015

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There’s a bill in the US House of Representatives titled The Increasing Clarity for Doctors by Transitioning Effectively Now Act (ICD-TEN Act), sponsored by Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.).usgovseals

The aim of this bill is not to postpone the transition to ICD-10 or cancel it; rather, it would enact a transition period of 18 months. During this time, the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) would offer end-to-end testing for Medicare fee-for-service providers, and monitor adoption of ICD-10 by healthcare professionals. If HHS found that providers were having substantive difficulties with the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10, it would then be charged with taking additional steps to facilitate the process.

As noted in an article in The Journal of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), during the extended 18-month grace period, reimbursement claims submitted to Medicare could not be denied due to “inaccurate subcodes.” According to a recent survey, only 11 percent of respondents are highly confident of being able to successfully comply with HHS’s October 2015 deadline for ICD-10 compliance.

As reported in Chiropractic Economics, HHS has shown no signs of contemplating another deadline extension, and lawmakers in Washington are disinclined to throw the industry into turmoil by pushing the 2015 target into the next year or beyond. A few have proposed legislation, likely at the prodding of constituents and lobbyists, to block ICD-10, but have found no support from either the House or Senate.

Note that the sustainable growth rate (SGR) legislation passed earlier this year had no ICD-10 language in it, yet it was the place we would expect to see a deadline extension if such a move had significant backing. We’ll monitor the progress of this bill (HR 2247) and keep you posted.

Comments (0) Posted by Daniel Sosnoski on Friday, May 22nd, 2015

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We’d heard the buzz about Cal Jam and this year decided to make the pilgrimage to Orange County’s Sorenstrom Center for the Arts, home of chiropractic’s highest energy event. 

 It’s an exceptional mix of first-rate speakers, music, and interactive entertainment brought together to reenergize participants’ love and enthusiasm for the profession. First-day speakers included Tim Shakespeare, Danny Constable, and Pat Gentempo. 

Excitement provided courtesy of Billy DeMoss an The Adjusters!


We’re looking forward to seeing what day two has in store.

Comments (0) Posted by Daniel Sosnoski on Saturday, March 28th, 2015

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The Chiro Eco staff are here in Las Vegas. Titled “Turn Up the Volume,” this gathering is one of the strongest showings we’ve seen yet, with several thousand DC’s and vendors in attendance.

The venue couldn’t be better, set in the beautiful Mandalay Bay hotel on the Vegas strip.

The opening plenary session was headlined by Mark Mandell, DC, and Parker University president Brian McAulay, DC, PhD. When Dr Mandell asked the attendees, “Are you ready?” the crowd came to its feet and cheered.

One of the standout presentations was by Dr. Amber Brooks, DC, who spoke on “Your Wellness Practice and Pediatrics.” As an expert in pediatric chiropractic, her talk dovetailed well with the feature story in this month’s issue of Chiropractic Economics.

If you’re here, come by booth 103 and meet us in person!

Pictured: Daniel Sosnoski, editor in chief, and Caroline Feeney, associate editor

Comments (0) Posted by Daniel Sosnoski on Friday, January 30th, 2015

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[This survey is now closed. We thank everyone who participated. – eds.]

Complete Chiropractic Economics’ 17th Annual Fees & Reimbursements Survey and then look for the results in our upcoming Issue 16.

Deadline to take this survey is Tuesday, August 26, 2014.

The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete. With your answers, we’ll show you where you stand against the competition. Your due diligence is appreciated.

Now take the survey today! CLICK HERE

Comments (0) Posted by Emily Roland on Monday, August 25th, 2014

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cesurveygDear  readers of Chiropractic Economics, we need to hear from you. Please take our brief survey (it should take fewer than 5 minutes to complete) and tell us how we’re doing – and how we can better serve you!
Take the survey here: We use your responses when planning our coverage of topics for the upcoming year, so your answers are vital in steering us toward the kind of information you most need in search of practice success.

Take the survey now.

Comments (0) Posted by Daniel Sosnoski on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

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We’re here at the Parker Seminars conference in Las Vegas. The Chiro Eco staff are meeting old friends and making new ones. An impressive array of new products and technologies are on display.

On Thursday, the show opened with a tribute to founder Jim Parker. Notable presentations included the essentials of ICD-10 coding by Brandi Brimhall and a look at neurological implications of chiropractic by Dan Murphy.


Comments (0) Posted by Daniel Sosnoski on Saturday, January 11th, 2014

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It’s survey time again. Specifically, our 16th Annual Fees & Reimbursements Survey.

Our surveys are the best-known and most widely distributed samplings of the chiropractic profession in the U.S. We rely on you, our readers, to participate and tell us how you’re doing.

The results are used by the U.S. Dept. of Labor Statistics and are taken into account by potential students considering whether to make chiropractic a career. The more who respond, the better our results.

The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and the information you provide is kept entirely private and confidential. The deadline is Sunday, August 25, 2013. Take the survey here.

Comments (0) Posted by Daniel Sosnoski on Thursday, July 25th, 2013

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Calling all readers! Our annual salary survey needs your input. Your responses are used in our Issue 8 feature article. Our survey is also used by the U.S. Dept. of Labor Statistics, so you not only help us, but you perform a service to the profession when you reply. It only takes about 10 minutes to complete. The deadline is April 7 — but don’t wait, take the survey now. Click here.

Comments (0) Posted by Daniel Sosnoski on Thursday, April 4th, 2013

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This second day of the seminars continues to be a blast for the attendees. “It was a 90 min session but went by so fast,” is typical of the kind of comments we’re hearing.

Today’s opener with Joe Mercola, DC, was popular and generated substantial buzz, and Terry Yochum, DC, presented twice. Mercola spoke on the future of healthcare and Yochum focused on MRI.


And at the Performance Health booth, Elvis sang a duet with our own Melissa Heyboer!

Comments (0) Posted by Daniel Sosnoski on Friday, January 11th, 2013