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3 Seminars from the Strategic Chiropractor Teach DC's How to Maximize Their Chiropractic Income and Minimize Their Audit Risk

Starting January 2011, chiropractors in the Northwest will have three opportunities to learn strategies to improve their reimbursements and minimize their risk of the increasing problem of post-payment audits.

Seattle, WA, January 09, 2011 --( With rapid changes occurring in the health care marketplace, most chiropractors find themselves frustrated and unable to keep up with new payer requirements, billing codes and the latest updates that affect the business end of their practice.

Tom Necela, DC of The Strategic Chiropractor -- a Certified Professional Coder, Certified Professional Medical Auditor, Certified Compliance Professional and former Insurance Claims Analyst -- is seeking to change that and help chiropractors better prepare for business success. Dr. Necela's latest seminar series is aimed at teaching chiropractors the practical tools needed for achieving success in the insurance era, including the latest strategies and tips they need to get paid better for what they do and reduce the risk of problems.

Chiropractors will learn new diagnosis, CPT codes and audit targets for 2011 that can impact their bottom line; how to avoid mistakes that get claims delayed or denied -- including getting new PQRI reimbursements and electronic claims conversion info for HIPAA 5010 format (mandatory by 2012); tips to achieve defensible documentation for PI, Medicare and other payers; bulletproof collections strategies in the era of $5K & $10K deductibles; how to construct compliant cash/TOS discounts, updates from Regence, Premera and other "need to know"info that most chiropractors don't have the time to keep up with themselves.

Dr. Jeremy Anderson of Grandview, WA proclaimed that this approach resulted in "the best seminar I've ever been to."

This new seminar series is completely updated for 2011 and is designed to show chiropractors how to eliminate confusion in billing, coding, and collections and features the tips and techniques to boost their bottom line -- despite a weak economy.

Necela lends a unique perspective to his work teaching chiropractors. He is currently the only chiropractor certified as a Professional Medical Auditor and Professional Coder. As a former insurance claims analyst, he intimately understands the challenges and frustrations of dealing with health insurance from "both sides of the fence." This knowledge and experience translates to a wealth of information for attendees.

As a result, Dr. Necela's previous events in Seattle have drawn sold out, standing room only crowds and rave reviews from chiropractors, their staff and billing professionals alike.

For Dr. Doug DeShazo, it is easy to see why these seminars are so necessary and well attended. The Palmer, Alaska chiropractor noted that "I spent $1500 in airfare to attend [Necela'] seminar in Seattle and it was worth every penny. I am certain to recoup the investment with a couple of simple changes in our billing and documentation procedures."

Office manager Amy McGee of Tigard Chiropractic Clinic agrees: "I've been to at least 6 of Dr. Necela's seminars. He gives so much valuable information, it's almost impossible to absorb in one sitting and each time I come away with something new!"

The Seattle sessions take place on Saturday January 22, 2011 and Thursday February 3, 2011 at the Best Western Rivers Edge Hotel, 15901 W. Valley Highway in Tukwila (less than 5 minutes from Sea-Tac airport). The Spokane session will be held at the Holiday Inn-Spokane Airport, 1616 South Windsor Drive Spokane, WA 99224. In Portland, Dr. Necela will be a guest speaker on Sunday February 6 at the Oregon Chiropractic Association's Annual Convention which is being held at the Red Lion Jantzen Beach Hotel.

The Seattle and Spokane sessions will be from 9 am to 4pm and count as 7 continuing education credits for chiropractors. The cost is $179 in advance for one DC or staff member and $249 at the door. The cost for one DC and one staff member in advance is $249 and $299 at the door.

More information and online registration is available at

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The Strategic Chiropractor
Dr. Tom Necela
(253) 370-6156

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