Academy of Chiropractic Personal Injury & Primary Spine Care Program

Quickie Consult 145

From the Desk of Dr. Mark Studin
Academy of Chiropractic
Preamble: Many of the issues I bring to you are very 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 more importantly, focus on the bigger issues...a larger practice and more family time.

“99.44/100% Pure© is Not Good Enough”

This is being posted on the new Web site I am launching next week that will reach 100,000,000 people per month and I will share more about that with you as it gets closer…but this message needs to be seen now…

By Michael Schonfeld DC, DABCO

Those of you old enough to know what the above title refers to should be wise enough to know that 99.44% is as close to 100% as it gets. For those too young, it’s what Ivory soap has said about their soap and why it floats.

Well, let me tell you that 100% of chiropractic charts & bills will be audited in 2010 and 2011. There is no chance that you can float above the process.  This is not my opinion, it is the opinion of an excellent teacher I had last weekend at a post-graduate course on record keeping. Yes, I had to take the class to keep my license, but I am glad that I did for it reminded me of what I need to do to tighten up my record keeping process, even after 31 years of practice. The bottom line is that all of our billing is always audited by computers.  It’s when they send in the “sharks” to physically read your charts that it will be hard for you to surface unless you have pristine records that are legible, complete and compliant.

Over the next few months, I will be using this space to give you my opinions on how to improve your record keeping. This will not prevent an audit, for nothing can prevent one. It will help you get through the audit without having to refund any money back to the insurance companies.  I cannot guarantee that you will not get audited or that you won’t have to give any money back, but what I can guarantee is that if you follow my advice, you will not only sleep better at night, you will evolve into the type of practitioner that we all should become in order to continue to practice into the next decade.

WARNING: If you are using a travel card, you probably will not pass scrutiny. Travel cards are so 80’s.

My business is a chart auditing service for chiropractors only. If you contact me via email at,I will be happy to send you more information. So far, 100% of my customers have thanked me and have been happy with my service.  If you are going through a physical audit right now, I will not review those charts for you; it’s time to call an attorney.  The service I provide is only a pre-audit one, so feel free to take me up on the packet of info.

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