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The Chiropractic Economics team is busy preparing for our annual trip to Orlando for the Florida Chiropractic Association’s annual convention, now known as “The National.” This event seems to get better and larger every year.


We’ll be posting updates to this blog, live videos to our Facebook page, tweeting to our account (@ChiroEcoMag), and keeping you posted about what’s new and notable in the world of chiropractic as it happens.

If you are going, be sure to stop by our booth – No. 101 – at the entrance to the exhibit hall. We’d love to say hi.

Comments Off on Gearing up for FCA “The National” 2016 Posted by Daniel Sosnoski on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

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As we’ve reported this year in Chiropractic Economics, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has begun sending out notices to doctors regarding the possibility of random audits.

If you receive such a notice, it will be a request for a response to the email, verifying your contact information. Next, from the group of doctors whose contact information has been verified, they will choose to audit a random number.

The typical audit will request certain items of information, which is termed a “desk audit,” and those receiving such a request will have 10 days to respond. Keep an eye on your spam folder, because if you receive a request for contact address verification but fail to see it, that will not be considered a valid reason for failing to reply, and it could trigger a higher-level audit.

The American Chiropractic Association has posted an example of the OCR email which you can view here.

Our thanks to Ty Talcott, DC, who alerted us to this development.

Comments Off on HIPAA Random Audits are here Posted by Daniel Sosnoski on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

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Do you want to contribute to the Salary Survey feature story in Chiropractic Economics magazine? If you’re a DC, now’s the time to take a few minutes and fill out our 19th Annual Salary and Expense Survey. Your feedback is important for the profession and the results are used by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Lots of companies send out surveys, but they generally keep their findings to themselves. This one’s different — we not only publish the complete survey results in our magazine but we analyze the data and compare it to previous years, so you can spot trends in the industry. And then you can make better, more informed decisions.

This is one of the most important surveys we will conduct this year. The more answers we get, the better our data will be. We hope you will take some time to participate. It’s easy — simply click here. The deadline to fill it out is April 1.

Thank you for your help!

Comments (1) Posted by Daniel Sosnoski on Monday, February 29th, 2016

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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