I know a lot of good people at state associations all over the country. And that’s how I know that the one thing they hate to tell their chiropractor/members is, “Sorry, we can’t help you with that.”
Chiropractors, in general, are idealistic, community-minded, and driven by the desire to serve and improve quality of life, one patient at a time. In my mind, the state associations who support those goals by supporting those doctors and their practices are heroes. Each of you have devoted your careers to bettering the chiropractic profession. Thank you.
Which makes it all the more frustrating, doesn’t it, when you don’t have a ready answer for a doctor who’s turned to you. A doctor who’s got questions, possibly several or even dozens of questions, for which there seems to be no one simple solution.
I was one of those doctors once. I knew the rules, and I followed them. But that didn’t mean I liked them. I hated that I couldn’t help out a longtime patient by bartering for another service or giving even a one-time discount. I couldn’t stand watching patients walk away from the care they deserved because their insurance had run out, or been cancelled, or had never existed at all. I felt hamstrung by all the rules that governed how I could market my practice and get more patients in the door.
I was one of those doctors who called with problems for which there seemed no single, simple solution. So after a lot of due diligence and many conversations with chiropractic experts I trust, I created that solution: ChiroHealthUSA. ChiroHealthUSA is a single, simple answer that protected me from charges of dual fee schedules, illegal discounts, or inducement.
ChiroHealthUSA is a Network that works in conjunction with a Discount Medical Plan Organization (DMPO) to give chiropractors the means to offer safe, legal discounts to financially challenged patients based on their practice’s actual fee schedule. That means your members don’t have to worry about dual fee schedules, inducement, and the resulting risk of being audited that comes with them. We also provide access to our colleagues who are experts at documentation, reimbursement, compliance, coding, patient finances, and billing and collections. With ICD-10 headed at us like a freight train (and your members looking to you for training and/or implementation solutions), that’s a really good thing.
There is no cost to the doctor with an affordable $49 fee per patient family per year that is easily recovered in the first patient visit. We offer a free webinar at four convenient times every Tuesday that explains the benefits of becoming a ChiroHealthUSA provider as well as how to easily offer membership to patients.
The next time one of your members calls, there’s now a wonderful way in which you can tell them, “Yes! We can help you!” Invite them to register for one of our weekly webinars at www.chirohealthusa.com.