Montana Chiropractic Association

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The Montana Chiropractic Association

Breaking News & Current Events
Webinar: Risky Business – Know the Rules So You Can Rule Your Business is now available online for members – click here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/2891600514598339331
Medicare documentation FREE webinars from the ICA:  http://www.chiropractic.org/medicare-compliance-rules
Medicare documentation webinar from ACA:  https://www.acatoday.org/Practice-Resources/Coding-Documentation/Documentation
New Regulation Section 1557 Effective October 2016:  (non-discrimination policies)

ICA Stroke Response (ACA link): https://www.acatoday.org/News-Publications/ACA-News-Archive/ArtMID/5721/ArticleID/199
Chiropractic & Stroke: Debunking Myths by Dr. Christopher Kent Click here to download the recording
San Francisco Chronicle:  Recent Research Questions the Effectiveness of Back Surgery: http://www.sfgate.com/business/prweb/article/Recent-Research-Questions-the-Effectiveness-of-4556142.php
Railroad Medicare – Widespread Review of Chiropractic Services:http://www.palmettogba.com/palmetto/providers.nsf/DocsCat/Providers~Railroad%20Medicare~Articles~Chiropractic~94LPCU6027?open&navmenu=Articles
Review:  ‘Doctored’ Makes the Case for Chiropractic Care:

  • Read the LA Times Article here.
  • See the Video Trailer here.
Ask Audrey

“ASK AUDREY”.  MCA has contracted with Rocky Mountain Health Network (RMHN) for members to submit questions that pertain to issues such as covered services, claims processing, and network participation for commercial insurances, and Montana Medicaid.  RMHN’s services through this member benefit is limited to answering your questions; it does not include working claims.

The new RMHN service is an additional new benefit and does not replace “Ask and Billing and Coding Expert – Susan McClelland” – who answers your questions regarding Medicare and other regular or national insurers – but not small, local carriers and Montana Medicaid.  Both services will now be available to you.

To submit a question to “Ask Audrey” at RMHN follow the below three step process:

  1. Questions must be submitted directly to RMHN via email:  [email protected]    MCA membership will be verified and your questions will be promptly answered.  RMHN will provide a copy of the question and answer to both you and the MCA. The information will be emailed to MCA members and will also be posted in the “members only” section on the website: www.mtchiro.orgto enable sharing the benefits of the information. Do not include your patient’s name in your inquiries. In addition, your personal information, name, practice, etc. will not be included in the information sent to the general membership or posted on the website.
  2. Telephone calls or faxed inquiries are not permitted; email only.
  3. Be sure to include your name on the inquiry and confirm you are a member of the MCA.
HIPAA Links
HIPAA April 1, 2013 changes took affect with 180 days of transition period which ended on September 23, 2013.  If you happen to do some research on your own please be careful of the term HIPAA update; make certain they are the most recent updates and not the old 2003-2004 updates.

Covered Entity Chart from Medicare:
http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/HIPAA-Administrative-Simplification/HIPAAGenInfo/Downloads/CoveredEntitycharts.pdf

ACA HIPAA page (some information free for non-members, all information free for members):
http://www.acatoday.org/level2_css.cfm?T1ID=14&T2ID=368

US Department of Health and Human Services HIPAA Page:
http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/index.html

Medicare Website HIPAA Page:
http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/HIPAA-Administrative-Simplification/HIPAAGenInfo/index.html?redirect=/hipaaGeninfo/

MCA Board Meeting Minutes

Board Conference Call Minutes – March 22, 2017
Board Meeting Minutes – March 16, 2017
Board Conference Call Minutes – March 6, 2017
Board Conference Call Minutes – January 5, 2017
Board Meeting Minutes – June 14, 2016
Board Email Minutes – March 22, 2016
Board Email Minutes – March 29, 2016
Board Meeting Minutes – March 19, 2016
Membership Meeting Minutes – March 19, 2016
Board Meeting Minutes – March 17, 2016
Membership Meeting Minutes – March 21, 2015
Board Meeting Minutes – March 21, 2015
Board Meeting Minutes – March 19, 2015
Board Conference Call Minutes – February 9, 2015
Board Meeting Minutes  – October 2, 2014
Membership Meeting Minutes – March 22, 2014
Board Meeting Minutes – March 20, 2014
Board Conference Call Minutes – August 22, 2013
Board Conference Call Minutes – May 23, 2013
Board Meeting Minutes – May 18, 2013
Membership Meeting Minutes – May 18, 2013
Board Meeting Minutes – May 16, 2013
Board Conference Call Minutes – January 23, 2013
Board Meeting Minutes – August 30, 2012
Board Meeting Minutes – May 19, 2012
Membership Meeting Minutes – May 19, 2012

MCA Member Only Chiropractic Disability Policy
At the May 21, 2010 MCA membership meeting, it was announced and action taken that MCA approve establishment of a chiropractic disability policy to be offered to MCA members only as a membership benefit.

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network offers a chiropractic disability policy to MCA members at discounted rates.  Questions?  Call:

Dawn Knutson, RHU, REBC, CLTC
Midwest Employee Benefits, Inc.
5000 S. MacArthur Lane, Suite 103
Sioux Falls, SD  57108
Phone: (605) 323-6610
Toll Free:  (877) 833-5433
Fax:  (605) 361-0584
Email:  [email protected]
Visit the website Here.

Ask the Billing and Coding Expert
Ask the Billing and Coding Expert is a free member benefit, providing an important resource to help answer Medicare coding and billing questions.  Susan McClelland of McClelland Consulting, LLC is a billing and coding expert.  Click on the topics below for answers she has supplied to your questions.

Medicare Voluntary ABN – September 6, 2018
PQRS Exemption – May 23, 2017
Medicare Secondary
– March 3, 2017
Medicare Coverage – February 16, 2017
New OIG Definiton of Nominal Value – December 11, 2017
Medicare Billing Requirements – November 3, 2016
PQRS Reporting for Maintenance Care – August 25, 2016
Medicare Review – July 19, 2016
G Code Question – March 1, 2016
ICD-10 – July 17, 2015
Initial Treatment & Acute Manifestation Dates – May 12, 2015
Gift Certificates & Coupons – May 12, 2015
Charging less than Medicare – April 7, 2015
Medicare rejection – April 7, 2015
Medicare fees – March 18, 2015
SNOMED Code – February 23, 2015
PQRS Question – February 23, 2015
PQRS Codes for each visit – February 23, 2015
PQRS Codes – February 23, 2015
PQRS Codes – February 2, 2015
PQRS Assessment – February 2, 2015
PQRS 2015 Webinar Info – February 23, 2015
Noridian Fees – February 3, 2015
Medicare question – February 23, 2015
Medicare Fee Scheduling for Montana-CMS – February 23, 2015
Medicare Fee Scheduling for Montana – February 23, 2015
Medicare question – February 23, 2015
Medicare Fee Schedule – February 2, 2015
Medicare Fee Schedule – January 28, 2015
Medicare Billing – February 2, 2015
EHR Attestation – February 23, 2015
Complimentary chiropractic services – February 2, 2015
Two conditions-can we bill for both on the same day? – January 13, 2015
Paper Billing – November 18, 2014
Medicaid Billing – September 23, 2014
Fees – September 8, 2014
Medicare Billing – September 8, 2014
Medicare Billing for EMS – September 8, 2014
ABNs – June 16, 2014
BP Coding – June 16, 2014
Deductibles – June 16, 2014
Medicare Codes – June 16, 2014
Medicare – May 27, 2014
Medicare – May 16, 2014
ICD-10 Update – May 1, 2014
Downgrading or Eliminating Fees – April 7, 2014
Medicare as Second Payor – March 25, 2014
Patient Receiving Maintenance Care Signing ABN 1x Year? – March 7, 2014
Electronic Billing Exemption – January 27, 2014
EHR Attesting – January 27, 2014
Railroad Medicare – January 20, 2014
ICD-10 – January 20, 2014
Limiting Charge – January 20, 2014
2014 Medicare Fees – January 8, 2014
CMS to Significantly Increase Value of Chiropractic CPT Codes in 2014 – December 2, 2013
You Can Request a Review of 2012 PQRS Participation Results – November 13, 2013
Do I have to bill Medicare for a free spinal adjustment? – October 14, 2013
Is it legal for a chiropractor to see family members in their office and receive reimbursement from an insurance company? – October 14, 2013
G Codes – October 1, 2013
GPRO – October 1, 2013
Recoupment – September 27, 2013
G Codes – September 27, 2013
EHR & PQRS Penalties – September 27, 2013
Code 223 on Medicare EOBs – September 27, 2013
G Codes for PQRS – September 16, 2013
2% Fee Reduction – Should We Bill 2% Less? – September 16, 2013
Deadlines: PQRS & EHR – September 16, 2013
ICD-10 Scheduled to Become Mandatory October 1, 2014 – September 16, 2013
Outcome Assessment Compliance with PQRS Guidelines – September 9, 2013
Medicare – June 12, 2013
Limiting Fees – April 19, 2013
VA Question – April 19, 2013
HIPAA Statements – April 19, 2013
New West Co-pay – April 19, 2013
Meaningful Use – April 19, 2013
eRx Limiting Charge – March 29, 2013
Medicare Reporting – January 8, 2013
Medicare Denial – January 8, 2013
What is Private Contracting – January 2, 2013
Complimentary Services – December 7, 2012
PQRS – December 7, 2012
Medicare Part B Deductible Increase – November 19, 2012
Chiropractors Participating in PQRS – October 25, 2012
PQRS Reporting – Check from Medicare – October 25, 2012
PQRS & CMS Fraud & Waste Abuse Program – October 23, 2012
Medicare Claim Denials Following Car Accident (COB) – October 23, 2012
Is PQRS Voluntary – September 27, 2012
Federal Changes on Medicare Plans – August 16, 2012
Medicare Notes Regarding Goals – August 16, 2012
New ABN Info Released – June 19, 2012
Medicare Timely Filing – June 18, 2012
EHR Payments – April 27, 2012
Medicare Question – April 27, 2012
ABN – April 27, 2012
ABN Question – April 3, 2012
ABN Form – April 3, 2012
EHR Incentive Payment – March 22, 2012
Medicare Patient Question – March 22, 2012
Medicare Question re Maintenance Care – March 22, 2012
More Medicare Patient Question/ABN – March 22, 2012
Billing Extremities – March 14, 2012
Medicare Question – March 14, 2012
Medicare Advantage Co-Pay/Co-Insurance – February 27, 2012
ICD-10 Delayed – February 27, 2012
ICD-10 Will NOT be Required in 2013 – February 17, 2012
Can ICD-10 Codes be Reported on a Paper Claim? – February 16, 2012
PQRS G Codes – February 16, 2012
Medicare Charges, Coding & Documentation – February 16, 2012
Medicare Charges, Coding & Documentation – February 8, 2012
2012 Deductible and Fee Information – January 3, 2012
EFT Payment Requirement for Medicare – November 28, 2011
Medicare Updated Provider Enrollment – November 28, 2011
Version 5010 – November 28, 2011
Questions Regarding Rules Where Medicare is Secondary to a Private Insurance – November 28, 2011
Version 5010 Installed by January 1, 2012 – November 28, 2011
Mandatory EHRs – November 28, 2011
Sign-In Sheets for Patients – November 28, 2011
E-Prescribing Exemption – October 27, 2011
Can You Bill Insurance for Family Members – October 20, 2011
1) Discounts; and 2) More “Refund” – October 11, 2011
Automobile Insurance Refund – October 7, 2011

Activate F4CP Benefit
As a group member of the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, you have FREE access to the Foundation’s newest membership benefit – the easy-to-use, week-by-week marketing guide with action steps and turnkey Foundation resources that you can implement in your community.

Doctors – This monthly roadmap is designed to be easily delegated to a practice team member for implementation.

To learn more about the new Monday Marketing Memo and Monthly Roadmaps available, click here to watch the seven-minute clip detailing how to use your membership benefits to the fullest.

Visit www.f4cp.com to sign-in to your members-only account and access additional benefits.

To sign up for a new account:

  1. Click CREATE AN ACCOUNT at the top right hand corner of www.f4cp.comxxxxxx
  2. Fill in required field
  3. A message appears saying: THANK YOU!! Your account has been created. We will contact you shortly.

You will get email notification

To sign in:

  1. Click SIGN IN on the top right hand corner of www.f4cp.com
  2. Input your email address (the one that your State Association has on file) and password (that you set up with when you registered) and click SIGN IN.
  3. If you need a new password click “I forgot my password.” You will be prompted to input your email address. A link will be emailed to you to reset a new password, click on the link and another email will be sent with the new password.

If you have any questions regarding your Group Membership or accessing your membership acount, please contact Membership Director, Marta Cerdan, [email protected]

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