The Medicare Playbook Webinar Series by Best Practices Academy

What if you had the actual playbook and knew exactly what Medicare required for chiropractic documentation?

Finally, no more guessing. No more confusion.
The new playbook for Medicare documentation is available, as a 3-part webinar series, to all chiropractors to understand and implement.
The Medicare Playbook Webinar Series
A 3-part webinar series presented by Medicare expert, Dr. Steve Conway.
Attend each live, but also receive access to the recordings.
Includes: the Medicare Playbook manual*

Buy Now
Medicare Playbook: Initial Visit Must Have’s
Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
12:00pm-1:00pm CST

Medicare Playbook: Subsequent Visit Must Have’s
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
12:00pm-1:00pm CST

Medicare Playbook: Difficult cases and procedures for handling
Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
12:00pm-1:00pm CST
*Receive the electronic pdf copy of the manual after the final ruling on the universal document.


Claim Filing Limit Report - How to Video

With ever decreasing insurance filing limits, we've got a Genius Solution for you - A claim filing limit report, so you can track your claims and maintain easy control within them.

Or visit it at our YouTube channel directly. 


Genius Solutions' First Friday Call - Aug 2017

The next Genius Solutions First Friday of the Month Conference Call is scheduled for Friday August 4 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time.

Planned topics for the conference call (so far) are:
  • Medicare Beneficiary Identifier and RailRoad April 2018
  • MIP MACRA are you ready to report by October 1st?
  • ICD-10 2018 Updated codes released by CMS - What you need to know
  • Add your own Doctor Codes in eTHOMAS
  • Death to datasender - GSTransport takes over statements and Greenflag
  • You can't do Paper Blue Cross claims in Michigan anymore
  • BCN requiring CLIA numbers for lab tests
  • Final comments


Keep up to date with latest in the MACRA Law with Best Practices Academy

Keep up to date with latest in the MACRA Law. What you need to know for you and your practice.

Join us for FREE monthly MACRA updates!
 Exploring the New MIPS Performance Category: Improvement Activities

Join us this month in learning about the most reliable method to avoid a downward adjustment during the MIPS Transition year 2017 via the Improvement Activity Category.


Shared Genius - July 2017


Shared Genius

Practice Solutions

From one genius to another.

July 2017

Sending statement Files just got more secure for you and your patients!

Helping you be more HIPAA compliant - When you get our latest update.

The Genius THOMAS program is now going to encrypt the files you send out to get your statements printed. This makes it difficult and unlikely that if someone came across one of those "statement files" that they would ever be able to get any information from it. When a file is encrypted, it is like putting a complicated, combination lock on it. If someone intercepts the file, they don't have the combination key, so they won't be able to read the data. Only someone with the key will be able to access and read the file.


BCBS of Michigan to Require Claims to be Submitted Electronically as of June 30, 2017

BCBSM will require professional providers to submit claims electronically as of June 30, 2017

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has notified providers that it will no longer accept paper submitted professional claims from providers who have the capability to submit electronically, effective June 30, 2017. These types professional claim types must now be submitted electronically.

· Original claims
· Replacement claims
· Void or cancel claims
· Any claim that includes services for which you will submit medical records

For more information and the complete scoop, please read the BCBSM article directly and we suggest strongly that you sign up for their mailing list.


June 2017 Shared Genius


Shared Genius

Practice Solutions

From one genius to another.

June 2017

Sending Statement Files and TSI Profit Recovery Files just got easier!

You are now only 1-click away from getting your files to us.
The Genius Data Sender program is going away! You will no longer be bounced out of THOMAS to send an automated statement or TSI Profit recovery file. Once you click "Send" using the Send button in THOMAS, your files will.... well, they will just send. One click and done.



If you have been trying to auto-update and you're getting an error, it is because the THOMAS update server is currently down. We are working on getting it back up. We do not have a current estimate of when this might be available. We'll let you know as soon as it is back up.

Update 5/22/17
The update server went back up late afternoon Friday, 5/19. It should be working perfectly. If you have any further issues, please call support.


Ransomwear Handling Suggestions Per Medicare

This is direct from Medicare's 

HHS Update #3: International Cyber Threat to Healthcare Organizations

"If you are the victim of ransomware or have cyber threat indicators to share

If your organization is the victim of a ransomware attack, HHS recommends the following steps:
1.    Please contact your FBI Field Office Cyber Task Force immediately to report a ransomware event and request assistance. These professionals work with state and local law enforcement and other federal and international partners to pursue cyber criminals globally and to assist victims of cyber-crime.
2.    Please report cyber incidents to the US-CERT and FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center.

3.    For further analysis and healthcare-specific indicator sharing, please also share these indicators with HHS’ Healthcare Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (HCCIC) at HCCIC_RM@hhs.gov "

Added 5/17/17

For even more info, web addresses and updates check out Medicare's:

HHS Update #4: International Cyber Threat to Healthcare Organizations (Revised)


First Friday of the Month Conference Call: May 5, 2017

The next Genius Solutions First Friday of the Month Conference Call is scheduled for Friday, May 5 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time.

Planned topics for the conference call (so far) are:

  • Upcoming Focus groups
  • New features in eTHOMAS - Keep your eyes out for v9.5.30
  • Last worked
  • Followup date
  • 0.00 statements
  • Statement series
  • Claim filing report
  • Detail prebilling
  • Customize your autoposting
  • Final comments


BPA: Clinical Documentation Improvement Workshop

Genius Solutions: Partners

Do you ever get lost in the time vacuum called "Documentation"?

3-Hour Clinical Documentation Improvement Workshop with Dr. Ted Arkfeld, Thursday, May 11th at Genius Solutions in Warren, MIIn this workshop, Dr. Arkfeld will cover time-saving tips when utilizing an EHR that enables you to focus on patient care.

Topics covered will include:
  • Why being totally paperless in chiropractic is a myth
  • Having a scribe in the room is the way to go
  • Documentation flow for increased efficiency and increased patient volume
  • Documentation that demonstrates medical necessity for your services
  • How to focus on the patient and not the computer

Thursday, May 11th
Genius Solutions, Inc.
7177 Miller Dr.
Warren, MI 48092

9am - Noon


Who should attend?
DCs & CAs

Sign Up Now!

About the Speaker

Dr. Arkfeld is the Director of Risk Management for Best Practices Academy. He is a nationally known expert on Medicare documentation and coding.

Sponsored by:



Genius 1st Friday of Month Conference Call April 7, 2017

The next Genius Solutions First Friday of the Month Conference Call is scheduled for Friday, April 7 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time.

Planned topics for the conference call (so far) are:
  • Special eTHOMAS What's New from Support's Annemarie:
  • How to get to the What New, GS Documentation and YouTube Videos from eTHOMAS program
  • New Claim Filing Report
  • Insurance Codes - Ability to add Web Address and Notes!
  • Patient Type can now be 6 digits, no longer just 1.
  • New Send Button for sending statements.
  • Deposit sheet now shows patient type
  • New areas in eTHOMAS to prepare claims and statements
  • Scanning Media can be attached to a specific claim
  • Final comments
A few minutes before 10:00 on Friday you may call the FreeConference main number at 1-712-432-3100 and use Conference Code: 478288. Please note, it sometimes takes up to a minute to ring through and get prompted for the conference number.