Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /webroot/c/h/chiro/dechiro.com/www/membersArea/wp/wp-settings.php on line 520 Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /webroot/c/h/chiro/dechiro.com/www/membersArea/wp/wp-settings.php on line 535 Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /webroot/c/h/chiro/dechiro.com/www/membersArea/wp/wp-settings.php on line 542 Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /webroot/c/h/chiro/dechiro.com/www/membersArea/wp/wp-settings.php on line 578 Deprecated: Function set_magic_quotes_runtime() is deprecated in /webroot/c/h/chiro/dechiro.com/www/membersArea/wp/wp-settings.php on line 18 Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /webroot/c/h/chiro/dechiro.com/www/membersArea/wp/wp-settings.php:520) in /webroot/c/h/chiro/dechiro.com/www/membersArea/wp/wp-includes/feed-rss2-comments.php on line 8 Comments for DCSblog http://dechiro.com/membersArea/wp Discussions of Health Care in General, Chiropractic in Particular Sun, 16 Dec 2018 05:45:11 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7.1 hourly 1 Comment on Office of The Inspector General Report MAY2009 “Medicare inappropriately overpaid $178MILLION to chiropractors” by Michael Elrod, D.C. http://dechiro.com/membersArea/wp/?p=68&cpage=1#comment-84 Michael Elrod, D.C. Fri, 15 May 2009 15:19:21 +0000 http://dechiro.com/membersArea/wp/?p=68#comment-84 Heaven-forbid that a senior citizen in Delaware receive maintenance care... Heaven-forbid that a senior citizen in Delaware receive maintenance care…

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Comment on Medicaid in Delaware? by Scott Schreiber http://dechiro.com/membersArea/wp/?p=59&cpage=1#comment-83 Scott Schreiber Sun, 10 May 2009 21:51:35 +0000 http://dechiro.com/membersArea/wp/?p=59#comment-83 I think that we should go after FULL SCOPE greater than or equal to medicare rates. I think that we should go after FULL SCOPE greater than or equal to medicare rates.

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Comment on Medicaid in Delaware? by Ken Decker http://dechiro.com/membersArea/wp/?p=59&cpage=1#comment-82 Ken Decker Fri, 01 May 2009 13:57:04 +0000 http://dechiro.com/membersArea/wp/?p=59#comment-82 Thanks Mike, and to answer your question...yes I would like to participate. Even if it was a $10 office visit. If you help that medicaid patient, and he/she tells their whole family and all their friends about the great help they received from the chiropractor, then it really was worth more than $10. What if that medicaid patient gets in an auto accident down the road? Medicaid Patient = $10. Patient referrals = Priceless... I see it as opening a whole new population of people to the wonders of chiropractic. Thanks Mike, and to answer your question…yes I would like to participate. Even if it was a $10 office visit. If you help that medicaid patient, and he/she tells their whole family and all their friends about the great help they received from the chiropractor, then it really was worth more than $10. What if that medicaid patient gets in an auto accident down the road?

Medicaid Patient = $10.
Patient referrals = Priceless…

I see it as opening a whole new population of people to the wonders of chiropractic.

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Comment on Medicaid in Delaware? by Michael Elrod, D.C. http://dechiro.com/membersArea/wp/?p=59&cpage=1#comment-81 Michael Elrod, D.C. Thu, 30 Apr 2009 20:28:57 +0000 http://dechiro.com/membersArea/wp/?p=59#comment-81 I'd like to send a thank-you to Dr. Decker for all he does and has done for chiropractic as our current DCS president. <P>Before we get too deep into wheither chiropractic care is included in Medicaid or not (a moot point?) I would suggest the primary question that should be asked is "What would the fee structure/reimbursement rate be"? If it is <$10/office visit, would anyone want to participate? Yes, I know medicaid-insureds certainly would benefit from chiropractic care, but can you, your office and staff afford to treat for 'pennies'? It would probably be cheaper to treat them for free... which isn't really a option, is it?</P> I’d like to send a thank-you to Dr. Decker for all he does and has done for chiropractic as our current DCS president.

Before we get too deep into wheither chiropractic care is included in Medicaid or not (a moot point?) I would suggest the primary question that should be asked is “What would the fee structure/reimbursement rate be”? If it is <$10/office visit, would anyone want to participate? Yes, I know medicaid-insureds certainly would benefit from chiropractic care, but can you, your office and staff afford to treat for ‘pennies’? It would probably be cheaper to treat them for free… which isn’t really a option, is it?

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Comment on Medicaid in Delaware? by Ken Decker http://dechiro.com/membersArea/wp/?p=59&cpage=1#comment-80 Ken Decker Thu, 30 Apr 2009 17:32:16 +0000 http://dechiro.com/membersArea/wp/?p=59#comment-80 I spoke with 3 legislators Tuesday night, and all three seemed very willing to entertain the idea of chiropractic being covered by medicaid. It was almost too easy. Rep. Barbieri was shocked that we aren't already providers. I informed him the DCS is currently putting together a "cost benefit" brochure to give to all the legislators by the end of this session (June 30). He said that would be a good idea. I spoke with 3 legislators Tuesday night, and all three seemed very willing to entertain the idea of chiropractic being covered by medicaid. It was almost too easy. Rep. Barbieri was shocked that we aren’t already providers. I informed him the DCS is currently putting together a “cost benefit” brochure to give to all the legislators by the end of this session (June 30). He said that would be a good idea.

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Comment on Medicaid in Delaware? by Scott Schreiber http://dechiro.com/membersArea/wp/?p=59&cpage=1#comment-79 Scott Schreiber Wed, 29 Apr 2009 19:16:29 +0000 http://dechiro.com/membersArea/wp/?p=59#comment-79 Seems pretty dead in here... How come no comments? We need to do something about this and other issues. Doing nothing will just make things worse.... Seems pretty dead in here… How come no comments? We need to do something about this and other issues. Doing nothing will just make things worse….

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Comment on Medicaid in Delaware? by Nicole Stoessel http://dechiro.com/membersArea/wp/?p=59&cpage=1#comment-78 Nicole Stoessel Wed, 22 Apr 2009 16:42:49 +0000 http://dechiro.com/membersArea/wp/?p=59#comment-78 I would also be interested in participating if the fee schedule is better than $6/visit with a lot of paperwork. I feel we are missing a whole population that could benefit but can't afford the care. With the economic downturn and people losing their health benefits, we are going to see more people relying on State assistance. Not only can these patients benefit from chiropractic due to the stress in their lives but if they have an accident they are an established patient in your office to continue with care. I would also be interested in participating if the fee schedule is better than $6/visit with a lot of paperwork. I feel we are missing a whole population that could benefit but can’t afford the care. With the economic downturn and people losing their health benefits, we are going to see more people relying on State assistance. Not only can these patients benefit from chiropractic due to the stress in their lives but if they have an accident they are an established patient in your office to continue with care.

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Comment on Medicaid in Delaware? by Trevor Ennis http://dechiro.com/membersArea/wp/?p=59&cpage=1#comment-77 Trevor Ennis Fri, 10 Apr 2009 14:58:27 +0000 http://dechiro.com/membersArea/wp/?p=59#comment-77 Scott, I talked to a friend of mine in New Jersey where they do participate in Medicaid. He told me they get paid something like $6/ visit. He said it is not based on the Medicare fee schedule. I would love to participate if we got the fee schedule in our favor. Scott,
I talked to a friend of mine in New Jersey where they do participate in Medicaid. He told me they get paid something like $6/ visit. He said it is not based on the Medicare fee schedule. I would love to participate if we got the fee schedule in our favor.

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Comment on Do Insurance Companies Reimburse by Statute? by Albie Forwood DC http://dechiro.com/membersArea/wp/?p=13&cpage=1#comment-76 Albie Forwood DC Wed, 08 Apr 2009 18:01:13 +0000 http://dechiro.com/membersArea/wp/?p=13#comment-76 This should be easy and inexpensive to fix by simply doing the following: 1. Provide the services and bill the insurance companies not paying. 2. Culminate the collection process in the Court of Common Pleas (or other court of jurisdiction) and get a judgment as you would for any legitimate bill. 3. Execute the judgment thought the sheriff sale of the insurance company’s property as you would do to any shiftless debtor that refused to pay. It would not take long to get compliance. And think of the news story. This should be easy and inexpensive to fix by simply doing the following:

1. Provide the services and bill the insurance companies not paying.
2. Culminate the collection process in the Court of Common Pleas (or other court of jurisdiction) and get a judgment as you would for any legitimate bill.
3. Execute the judgment thought the sheriff sale of the insurance company’s property as you would do to any shiftless debtor that refused to pay.

It would not take long to get compliance.

And think of the news story.

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Comment on Do Insurance Companies Reimburse by Statute? by Scott Schreiber http://dechiro.com/membersArea/wp/?p=13&cpage=1#comment-75 Scott Schreiber Mon, 06 Apr 2009 22:33:06 +0000 http://dechiro.com/membersArea/wp/?p=13#comment-75 how come no other blogs? We are being cornered into a box being only allowed to perform spinal manipulation. This is not our scope of practice!!! We need to fight this on a local and national level. The insurance companies are in control. We need to take it back!! how come no other blogs? We are being cornered into a box being only allowed to perform spinal manipulation. This is not our scope of practice!!! We need to fight this on a local and national level. The insurance companies are in control. We need to take it back!!

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