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From the Desk of Dr. Mark Studin
Academy of Chiropractic
Preamble: many of these issues I bring are small, yet each issue is just that… an issue. If you take care of the small issues, then you will be able to build and focus on the larger issues… a larger, more profitable practice along with more family time.
“Legally Defensible Fees: 2016”
Your fees have become a “hot button” for late 2015 and into 2016 for the carriers. It has become a prime reason to deny your claims and concurrently trigger an audit accusing you of “price gouging” to become the basis for lawsuits against you. This then could also qualify to become a federal RICO charge. These are the lengths a carrier CAN go to against you if they choose and want to use you as a profit center for the year.
Therefore, it is the time of year again to certify your fees are usual, customary and legally defensible. I urge you to purchase the book Medical Fees 2016 from PMIC for $149.95 (CLICK HERE) and be advised I make my usual fee for referring you to them… It equals the fee I get for modeling my chiseled body (Oyyyyyy!!!! My family is now going to starveJ).
This is one of those NON-NEGITIABLE actions you must do to ensure that you are as bulletproof as possible. Let the carriers go to the NEXT person who isn’t informed and please do not share this… It isn’t in your best interest.
Mark Studin DC, FASBE(C), DAAPM, DAAMLP
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chiropractic, University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic
Adjunct Professor, Division of Clinical Sciences, Texas Chiropractic College
Educational Presenter, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Joint Partnership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
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