Academy of Chiropractic Personal Injury & Primary Spine Care Program

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Compliance and Insurance Audits 50 CA

From the Desk of Dr. Mark Studin
Academy of Chiropractic
Preamble: many of these issues are small, yet each issue is just that… an issue. If you take care of the small issues, then the larger issues often take care of themselves and you can focus on the larger issues… a larger, more profitable practice and more family time.

“Sharing Billing Information”

“Follow the rules… or bend over” Mark Studin 2017


The carrier’s latest tactic is to contact you to ask you for billing or any information on another company or doctor stating it has nothing to do with you, but… can you help me… PLEASE. The answer is AWLAYS NO, NO and HELL NO!!!!!!!

We have had 2 doctors recently share with me that the carriers wanted information about a specialist the doctor referred to. Another had a plaintiff’s lawyer request information about a digitizing company he referred to. These requests have NOTHING to do with you other than a referral. Therefore, your answer is “I have no knowledge about anything but what I do in my office and I simply refer to this doctor or company because I respect their reputation as a provider.” 

Do not give them anything else, not contact information, no names, nothing. 

Many carriers are now trying to create a paradigm that considers you in a kickback operation or other fraudulent activities. Some try to get information to discredit the other providers to win a personal injury case and none of it has anything to do with you or have any possibility of you coming out ahead in any equation. 

The carriers will attempt to disguise this in many formats. Offer ZERO because you have nothing to do with their businesses!



Adjunct Associate 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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