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Participating Medicare Provider Window
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Updated: November 29, 2010
Dear Doctors and Staff,
The window is open for Participating Providers to become Non-participating Providers.  About the first three (3) weeks in December, a Participating Provider wishing to become a non-participating may send a certified letter to your Medicare carrier requesting to be changed to non-participating effective January 1, 2011.
The letter should say the following:
1.  I would like to be excused from my contractual agreement as a Participating Provider in the Medicare Part B Program.
2.  I would like to become a Non-participating Provider in the Medicare Part B Program effective on January 1, 2011.
3.  Please send official notification of this change to me.
Why become a Non-participating Provider?  You run business like it should be run. The patient gets a great Chiropractic adjustment, pays for that adjustment that day (the limited charge - highest fees in Medicare), you bill the Medicare carrier, and the reimbursement goes to your patient.
Also....just ask a fellow Chiropractor having had a Post Payment Review if they like being a Participating Provider!  As a Non-participating Provider, you may have a Pre-payment review, but not a Post-payment since you will receive NO payment from Medicare. Keep in mind, as a Non-participating Provider only your patient receives money from Medicare.
As a Non-participating Provider you must follow ALL the Medicare guidelines just as a Participating Provider. However you will never receive a certified letter from your carrier wanting thousands of dollars back due to an audit since they sent no money to you in the first place.
Medicare carriers like Participating Providers!  95.8% of all Chiropractors are Participating Providers.  Think about it. The window is open for only about three (3) weeks.
Also, the Senate passed a bill to delay Medicare cuts for one month.  Contact your Representatives and Senators.  If they do not pass another bill by January 1, 2011, we will have a 25% cut in our fees in Medicare.
        
Note: To find your Senator and Representatives go to www.uspolitics.about.com
BOTTOM LINE: If you wish to learn how to do Chiropractic Medicare correctly, including "documenting" by federal standards, please consider ordering our Chiropractic Medicare DVD and booklet. It explains piece by piece every important step in doing and billing Chiropractic Medicare so there are no limits for the chiropractic adjustment. If you are audited you will have done Medicare correctly and win your audit. You and your staff will be very happy you have this important and mandatory information. I promise it will make a difference in your understanding of Medicare and how you bill Medicare.
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Keep in mind, Medicare is the only insurance type program that if done incorrectly is fraud, a felony, a fine and/or jail.

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I promise you will be more than satisfied that you made the right decision to purchase this information or attend our presentation. Please give me a call if you have questions. 1-618-395-3162

Best regards,
Dr. Gary R. Street


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