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|This form should be given to each of your new PI Patients:|
|1.||Not getting complete info at the scene.|
|2.||Not taking iPhone pics of everything.|
|3.||Giving insurance too much info.|
|4.||Not seeking care immediately.|
|5.||Relying on only meds for early recovery.|
|6.||Not seeing your DC ASAP|
A Silicone Valley DC recently told us she was subpoenaed for all prior billing records regarding her MVA patient. The insurance co was fishing for her prior “rates of services” and “documents accepting reduced rates, with any “health insurance plans, attorneys, patients…” The insurance co demanded prior rates for the following codes:
|o||CPT 99203 initial exam|
|o||CPT 98943 Manipulation|
|o||CPT 97014 Electrical Stim|
Nicole Cheatham filed an uninsured motorist claim against her own insurance company Farmers. Farmers refused to settle.
Farmers admitted its own customer was innocent. Farmers simple believed their client was exaggerating her purported injuries. Basically they accused their own customer as a liar.
Nicole suffered cervical herniations at C5 and C6 and a lumber disc herniation at L5-SI. Despite aggressive care, including chiropractic and epidural injections she still suffers severe pain and radiculopathy. Her doctors argued she would need a two level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.
|✓||Uninsured Motorist claims used to be easy to settle, but the Big Six Insurance carriers treat their own customers like the enemy.
|✓||Pre-existing issues is a top defense tactic to reduce your patient’s claims
|✓||Future surgery can be compelling and radically drive up the value.