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The Essential DC: Our 2020 Person of the Year

Honoring the unsung health care heroes of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Financial Forum

Last-Minute 2020 Tax Strategies for Chiropractors

By Don Rasmussen
It's important to do year-end tax planning for your possible 20 percent Qualified Business Income (QBI) Section 199A tax deduction, courtesy of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). If your taxable income is above $160,700 (or $321,400 on a joint return), this article is a must-read. If you ignore Qualified Business Income (QBI) Section 199A planning, you will be penalizing yourself by losing out on a potential 20 percent deduction.
Billing & Coding

Can You Overuse a Modifier? Guidelines for Using 59 vs. XS

By Samuel A. Collins
As you are likely aware, there are requirements related to modifier 59 when you are utilizing the codes 97124 (therapeutic massage) and 97140 (manual therapy), or 97112 (neuromuscular re-education). Per the Correct Coding Initiative Edits (CCI Edits), "Physical medicine and rehabilitation services described by CPT codes 97112, 97124, and 97140 are not separately reportable when performed in a spinal region undergoing chiropractic manipulative treatment (CMT).
COVID-19 Practice

Taking Chiropractic Mobile

By Courtney Bumgarner, DC
The adventure of the mobile chiropractic office started, literally, as a dream. I had been intrigued by the idea since becoming part of a Facebook group called House Call Chiropractors Forum, consisting of other chiropractors who started their businesses under the mobile paradigm. When I found this group, I was still working as an associate for another clinic, but knew I would eventually own my own office and wanted to research all of my options before I did so.
Clinical Tools

The Clinical Benefits of Vibration Therapy

By Jeffrey Tucker, DC, DACRB
I strongly recommend you consider vibration therapy if you're not already using it. I literally wrote the manual for the late Dr. Jake Pivoroff, a chiropractor, who was the developer of an original handheld deep muscle stimulator device and technique. Dr. William Fuji, a medical doctor, took the deep muscle stimulator vibration-percussion to the next professional level.

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