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The Best Present

The Best Present

As successful chiropractors, we are blessed by the ability to share time and gifts with family and friends this Holiday season. For most of us, the greatest joy comes not from receiving another white box, but rather from seeing the excitement on someone else’s face...
Medicare AT and the OIG

Medicare AT and the OIG

  “More than 80% of the money that Medicare paid to chiropractors in 2013 went for medically unnecessary procedures” That sentence opened an October 19th Wall Street Journal article about a new US government audit of chiropractic Medicare claims. The audit...
Your Report of Findings

Your Report of Findings

  I recently had my car serviced at an Instant Oil Change Center.  I normally go to a mechanic, but was in need of convenience and the advertised price seemed appealing. Unfortunately, during the oil change the technician found several other items requiring...
Expert Advice

Expert Advice

  Beginning in 2017, Medicare will reimburse individual providers at different rates, based upon their clinical outcomes! (1) Other large insurance carriers have indicated that they will follow this trend. (2) Very soon, our practice incomes will be directly...
Creating an Unexpected “WOW” Factor

Creating an Unexpected “WOW” Factor

Watch Video I’m walking up my driveway two weeks ago, perusing the letters retrieved from my mailbox and there it is… worse than the summer electric bill, worse than the invite to cousin Gertrudes 81st birthday party on Independence Day weekend, no… its the dreaded...
4 Tips for Depositions

4 Tips for Depositions

  Two lawyers, a videographer, and transcriptionist are sitting in my office on a Friday afternoon. This is an uneasy feeling—like seeing a cop while driving 85 mph on the highway. My heart starts to race and I start to question every aspect of my documentation,...
Protocol Update

Protocol Update

  Medline contains more than 24 million articles, with almost one million new citations added each year. Keeping up is tough, but ChiroUp make it easier for you to stay on top of the literature. Each week our team mines the most relevant “best practice” data to...
Brand Yourself

Brand Yourself

I often hear the question, “How do I build a successful practice?” What this usually means is: “How do I attract more new patients?” I always respond simply—focus on the patient and do a good job! A successful practice is a side effect of being clinically competent...
Finally!

Finally!

  Finally… something that works! What is your opinion on muscle relaxants for LBP? What about home inversion devices? It’s not likely that either brought a warm fuzzy feeling of confidence. But what if I ask you about spinal manipulation for cervicogenic...
Hockey Lessons

Hockey Lessons

  A couple of years ago, I had the unexpected opportunity to spend an entire Saturday learning life lessons from hockey. At the time, I served as a team physician for a local high school as well as a nearby university. When I arrived at the rink in preparation...
Prosperity Planning Part 3: Planting Seeds

Prosperity Planning Part 3: Planting Seeds

  This is the final installment of the ChiroUp Prosperity Plan- looking at ways to market your service in order to improve your financial stability in 2016. In the prior blog we discussed creating adequate capacity. This week we will discuss the top marketing...
Prosperity Planning Part 2: Increasing Capacity

Prosperity Planning Part 2: Increasing Capacity

Last week we presented Part 1 of the ChiroUp Prosperity Plan- looking at ways to lower your overhead in order to improve your financial stability in 2016. We used the farming industry as a metaphor for your business: A farmer who wants to increase revenue must...
Prosperity Planning Part 1: Minimizing Overhead

Prosperity Planning Part 1: Minimizing Overhead

A new year brings an opportunity to review the past and plan for the future. Many clinics are looking at their balance sheet and asking how they can improve their financial stability in 2016. Every business leader understands this entails spending less and/or...
The Small Stuff

The Small Stuff

  Jeff Olson, in his superb book, The Slight Edge, illustrates how slightly different actions lead to radically different outcomes. His story explains “why some people make dream after dream come true, while others just continue dreaming”. For example, most...