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The Book Is Coming

If you haven’t noticed, Tiffany and I have been a little less diligent with adding things to this website. And there was a very good reason for that: we have been very deep in final edits for the book. And … Continue reading

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ASH Threshold clarification

Since ASH can be confusing, especially the threshold starting over in the middle of the year versus benefits being per calendar year, I wanted to reiterate a response I had issued to help clarify this policy. The ASH threshold actually … Continue reading

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ASH Threshold time for California providers….

Just a reminder to all of you California ASH providers that the most wonderful time of the year is upon us….threshold time!  You should have recently received a letter about your tier status, hopefully you went up or at least didn’t … Continue reading

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The frustration over provider websites

I find it so frustrating that verifying your provider is listed on the appropriate website has become a full-time job!  In this day and age, not being listed as a provider on-line with various insurance companies you are contracted with can … Continue reading

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The Necessity of Med Pay

It always amazes me when patients don’t have med pay.  What are they thinking?  More importantly, why don’t insurance agents who sold them their auto policy offer them ALL coverage benefits?  Isn’t it in their best interest to try and … Continue reading

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Cigna provider thru ASH or “Acucare?”

I have heard way too many times lately that Acupuncturists need to belong to Acucare to be a Cigna provider?  What in the world is Cigna talking about?  Your contract with ASH is what gains you access to Cigna NOT … Continue reading

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Wow, this is coming along…

Tiffany and I are so pleasantly surprised at how easy it has been to get this website up and running. Word Press is awesome! And easy… We have put up two new pages tonight. MPNs is a list of where … Continue reading

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Hows your work comp going?

In California, when we underwent “work comp reform” in 2004. Many of us saw life as we knew it change forever.  Practices folded as the power changed hands to the insurance companies and subsequent review agencies that began denying everything and … Continue reading

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Another one down…

We’ve gotten the CPT codes page up and running…so another page down. We also changed the header graphic to a snippet of the front cover of our book, and we set up Google Analytics. If you are not familiar with … Continue reading

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Cigna-ASH FIASCO

As if American Specialty Health (ASH) didn’t have it’s hands in enough, now it is the gatekeeper for Cigna too.  Unfortunately though, it didn’t get the system figured out before taking the reigns. Since it is only partly involved in claims … Continue reading

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