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I’m Back…

Well…it has been a long time since this website was updated. We still get emails and stuff from what we have posted here and almost all of it is still completely relevant, except for ICD 9 stuff. Well, I am … Continue reading

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Practice Dashboard

We just posted a new page to the website: Practice Dashboard. This is a relatively advanced topic for most acupuncturists, but we really believe if you use this, it can help take your practice to the next level. But be … Continue reading

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ABC Codes

I had a nice little email exchange with one of our readers and she graciously allowed me to reprint it here (I have done a few edits): Do you offer private consultation? How do I find out more? Graduating from SWAC … Continue reading

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Aetna 25 visit max

I’ve discussed Aetna before…their covering only specific conditions, etc.  but I’ve never talked about how “unlimited visit” policies work. For starters, there are hurdles to jump to get “unlimited visits.”  Typically with Aetna, after a patient has 25 visits of a … Continue reading

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Medicare policies may cover acupuncture

As many medicare beneficiaries opt out of straight medicare to go with an alternative insurance, acupuncture benefits are more and more creeping into what is covered.  Let me back up for those of you unfamiliar with medicare plans…. First of … Continue reading

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Calif. work comp claim completion changes

There were some changes made a few months ago as to how claims are filled out specific to California Worker’s Comp billing only.  Relative to a CMS1500 claim form, box 1a no longer has the claim #, instead it has the patient’s … Continue reading

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Ethics, Fee Splitting, and Independent Contractors

This may not be completely relevant to this website, but it is practice management and we do want to have some of that here. Sooo…I received this email last week: I just enjoyed completing your Five Elements of Acupuncture Medical … Continue reading

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Aetna Paper EOBs no longer as of March 1!

Starting March 1, 2012, Aetna will no longer be mailing paper EOBs!  You’ll have to go on-line to print or view them yourself  – otherwise, you don’t know who or what a payment is for.  To do this, you’ll need to … Continue reading

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Election to participate with Cigna

I’ve had some questions from providers asking if they need to send back the “election to participate with Cigna” form that providers received in their in-box on ashlink.  I will say that in order to continue seeing ANY Cigna patients … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! It’s deductible time again!

Most patient’s benefits start over at the beginning of the year. A small handful have a “benefit” year which is something other than a calendar year, typically July to June.  For those that have the majority calendar year policies, this means … Continue reading

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