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Chiropractic Compliance Law

Every chiropractic clinic is subject to a myriad of state and federal compliance laws. Some of these laws are specifically crafted to deal with certain common issues in chiropractic clinics. Some compliance issues deal with more subtle issues, that have more to do with the specific chiropractic clinic’s business processes.

Chiropractic Clinic Compliance Checklist

  1. Business formation
  2. Chiropractor licensure
  3. Coding
  4. HIPAA
  5. Record keeping
  6. X-ray

HIPAA Rules, Standards and Implementation

Are there penalties for non-compliance?

The law does provide for fines for non-compliance. The Secretary of HHS may impose a civil monetary penalty on any person or covered entity who violates any HIPAA requirement. The civil monetary penalty for violating transaction standards is up to $100 per person per violation and up to $25,000 per person per violation of a single standard per calendar year. Keep in mind, CMS sees its primary role as a promoter of compliance and would only impose a monetary fine as a last resort. As discussed earlier, organizations that exercise “reasonable diligence” and make efforts to correct problems are unlikely to be subject to civil penalties. However, if the covered entity does not respond to CMS, fines could be imposed as a last resort.

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