California CE-Approved Webinars
Documentation, Coding and Billing for Unproven ProceduresContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 07/09/2020
State guidelines and 3rd party payors identify procedures that are deemed “experimental, investigational and unproven”. This lengthy list of procedures includes laser therapy, kinesio-taping, dry needling and many, many more. This session will cover in detail: -The definition and meaning of “unproven, investigational and experimental” procedures -Best Practices (and even state rules for some!) for communicating this type of procedure properly to your patients -Where and how to learn which procedures are labeled as “unproven” (We’ll even review some payor policies in this session) -How to code and bill for unproven procedures (for insurance and self-pay patients) -Documentation rules and best-practices for clearly recording the rendering of these procedures in your patient notes
Treatment of Post-Surgical Continued Spine Pain (PSCP) Using Cox® Flexion Distraction: A Discussion of Past, Present and Future ResearchContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/18/2020
This on-demand presentation by Dr. James Cox, DC and Dr. Ralph Kruse, DC will discuss the treatment of post-surgical continued spine pain patients starting with case studies and progressing through retrospective reviews and ending with the current prospective multi-practice IRB approved study at Keiser University.
Learning the Language of CodingContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/16/2020
Proper application of coding (CPT/HCPCS, ICD-10 and Modifiers) is essential for practice success! Join this session by Dr. Brandy Brimhall, DC, to discuss the fundamentals of coding and why and how we must be confident in our code selections and application. Clean and correct coding is part of the framework for practices to: -Communicate to necessary parties -Minimize risk of denial and audit -Get paid properly by payors -Be effective and efficient with billing systems Remember, getting paid doesn’t mean we get to keep these payments, particularly if the result of coding related errors! Together, let’s walk through the language of coding and identify common coding errors, coding challenges and action steps for improved code selection!
Step-By-Step Success: An Implementation Strategy for Compliant DocumentationContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/04/2020
This presentation by Dr. Ellen Fitzenrider, DC will focus on ways chiropractors can properly implement compliant documentation into their practice. These steps include transitioning patients to episodic care (Active vs. Maintenance), documenting to carrier guidelines and cutting out unneeded information from your notes, and other important aspects. Dr. Fitzenrider will focus on making sure assessment tools, scores, deficiencies, and goals are in the notes, the importance of having updated macros which are being used properly, EHR retraining, and more.
The Treatment of Neck Pain-Associated and Whiplash-Associated Disorders: A Clinical Practice GuidelineContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/12/2020
Join Dr. Andre Bussieres for this webinar that will review neck pain and its treatment. Neck pain is one of the leading cause of disability wordwide, and the cost of neck pain treatment is rapidly increasing. The objective of the project described in the webinar was to develop a clinical practice guideline on the management of Neck Pain-Associated Disorders (NAD) and Whiplash-Associated Disorders (WAD). To formulate clinical recommendations, members of the Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI) considered high quality systematic reviews conducted by Optima and peer-reviewed literature. The project lead will present the key recommendations on the conservative management of NAD and WAD, and discuss their implication for clinical practice. He will also share available tools and resources to help apply these in practice.
A Common Link Between Alzheimer’s, Arthritis and Metabolic DisordersContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/30/2020
This presentation by Dr. Robert Silverman, DC will explore the commonalities between Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, and metabolic disorders. They can all be induced by systemic gut bacterial toxins. The pathogens involved in gut dysbiosis possess inflammatory toxins such as lipopolysaccharides (LPS) and cytolethal distending toxins (CDT). The release of these toxins in the gut opens intestinal tight junctions and degrades epithelial cells allowing for unfettered infiltration of LPS and CDT into the periphery. Once in circulation, the inflammatory LPS and CDT can travel throughout the body, opening the blood-brain barrier, inflaming joint tissues, dysregulating the thyroid, and initiating insulin resistance. This therapeutic opportunity applies to many of the patients seen each week. Detection of systemic bacterial toxins can guide an appropriate gut-healing protocol. Repairing and maintaining the intestinal barrier is a key component in combating many extra-intestinal disorders.
Clinical Considerations for Treating Persons Living with HIVContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/20/2020
This course by Dr. William Foshee provides an overview of HIV/AIDS seroconversion and pathophysiologic processes as they relate to the musculoskeletal system. Learners will be presented with indicators for when to screen for HIV, importance of inquiring about HIV status, and information intended to increase differential diagnostic capacity for HIV/AIDS and musculoskeletal pathology.
Ten Evidence-Informed Ways to Improve the Effectiveness of the AdjustmentContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/16/2020
Join Dr. David I Graber, DC for this presentation on how improve the effectiveness of Chiropractic adjustments by applying some of the latest evidence. Dr. Graber will discuss neurological, mechanical, and contextual effects of spinal manipulation. He will then explore the most accurate methods of analysis for finding where and how to adjust a patient. Finally, Dr. Graber will examine the adjustment itself, citing natural history, contextual effects, and the physical procedure performed.
An Audit from the InsideContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/02/2020
Much of the information available for Chiropractors about insurance compliance audits is presented by attorneys, billing or documentation specialists, state associations that may or may not have current data to share/various degrees of assistance, Chiropractic malpractice insurance carriers (who may offer legal defense coverage for DCs), or companies who are trying to sell DCs services related to documentation reviews. In this webinar, Dr. Ellen Fitzenrider, DC will give a timeline for what happens in a typical audit, including the inital request for a review documentation for a number of patients for a specific time-frame, to how to prepare and deal with a typical audit, including what legal sources recommend before sending off your “big box of notes”, handling an audit call if your malpractice insurance carrier does not offer audit legal representation, and more. Finally, Dr. Fitzenrider will discuss what happens if you happen to fail an audit, including how to prepare for and be proactive in the face of pre-payment review, getting access to your denials information, staying on top of responding before things get far behind, and supporting yourself and your staff though the process.
Disparities in Pain Care: Chiropractic Solutions for Patients, Communities, and Your PracticeContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/10/2020
This webinar by Dr. Chuck Simpson will help Doctors of Chiropractic understand health disparities around pain care and offer some practical tips to better serve pain patients. It is better for patients, better for our communities and better for our profession. This webinar will focus on selected populations of pain patients that are frequently encountered in the community and often in a chiropractic office.
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