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  • Documentation and Coding to Improve Patient Outcomes: 6-Part Series

    Contains 13 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This 6-part course series from Dr. Kevin Sharp will provide the fundamental knowledge necessary to appropriately document patient examinations, what payers need to see in the documentation, how to handle audits, appropriate coding, billing policies, and other relevant compliance-related concepts. While the focus of the training will be to prepare Doctors of Chiropractic to run a compliant office, it will also show the value of tracking patient outcomes, illustrating improvement, and the positive impact that these tactics can make on both your practice and your patient’s success.

    This 6-part course series from Dr. Kevin Sharp will provide the fundamental knowledge necessary to appropriately document patient examinations, what payers need to see in the documentation, how to handle audits, appropriate coding, billing policies, and other relevant compliance-related concepts.  While the focus of the training will be to prepare Doctors of Chiropractic to run a compliant office, it will also show the value of tracking patient outcomes, illustrating improvement, and the positive impact that these tactics can make on both your practice and your patient’s success.  

    Each course in the six-part bundle is worth 1 CE credit for a total of 6 CE credits.  Purchase courses individually or save 10% by purchasing the bundle, which provides access to all 6 webinars in the series.  You may register for the courses you choose to take individually at the links below:


    Part 1 - Building the Foundation for Clinically Supportive Documentation

    Part 2 - Documenting and Tracking Treatment Progress

    Part 3 - Establishing Medical Necessity and Transitioning to Maintenance Care 

    Part 4 - Critical Components of Quality Documentation and Using it to Make Good Clinical Decisions

    Part 5 - Assigning Appropriate Codes for Patient Conditions and Services Provided 

    Part 6 - Understanding the Payer Perspective on Quality Documentation Practices 

    Kevin Sharp, DC

    Sharp Chiropractic

    Bio

    Dr. Sharp has over 30 years of experience as a chiropractic physician and has been a member of the ACA for over 20 years.  Dr. Sharp runs a successful practice in Winston Salem, NC (Sharp Chiropractic) and is a recognized expert in the area of coding, documentation and compliance.  He previously served as North Carolina Chiropractic Association president and currently serves as a member of the ACA Coding Advisory Board.  He has spoken at several ACA conferences and offered training at various state chiropractic events throughout the nation on the topics of coding and documentation. 

    Kevin Sharp, DC

    Sharp Chiropractic

    Bio

    Dr. Sharp has over 30 years of experience as a chiropractic physician and has been a member of the ACA for over 20 years.  Dr. Sharp runs a successful practice in Winston Salem, NC (Sharp Chiropractic) and is a recognized expert in the area of coding, documentation and compliance.  He previously served as North Carolina Chiropractic Association president and currently serves as a member of the ACA Coding Advisory Board.  He has spoken at several ACA conferences and offered training at various state chiropractic events throughout the nation on the topics of coding and documentation. 

  • LGBT Health Equity in Chiropractic Practice

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join Dr. William Foshee for a webinar that will explore healthcare disparities for LGBT persons and provide learners with training on base level terminology related to gender identity and sexual orientation with a focus on patient self-identity. Learners will be presented with sample intake forms reflective of inclusive practices, strategies to better serve gender variant individuals, and applicable measure for doctors of chiropractic to play a role in decreasing barriers to care for LGBT individuals.

    Join Dr. William Foshee for a webinar that will explore healthcare disparities for LGBT persons and provide learners with training on base level terminology related to gender identity and sexual orientation with a focus on patient self-identity. Learners will be presented with sample intake forms reflective of inclusive practices, strategies to better serve gender variant individuals, and applicable measure for doctors of chiropractic to play a role in decreasing barriers to care for LGBT individuals. 


    Learning Objectives

    After viewing this webinar, registrants will be able to:

    - Identify challenges to care access for LGBT persons

    - Increase cultural competence in patient interviewing and history taking

    - Encourage inclusive intake procedures and forms 

    - Empower learners to better serve the health of LGBT identified individuals

    William Foshee, DC

    Chair, ACA Commission on Diversity

    Dr. William Foshee serves as the chair of the ACA Commission on Diversity and a member of the Next Gen ACA committee. Dr. Foshee is an April 2017 graduate of the Northwestern Health Sciences University. There he was honored as a Diversity Leadership Scholar for his commitment to underserved population health. He was also named a Philanthropy Fund Foundation Scholar in recognition of his leadership and service to the LGBTQIA community.

  • The Role of the Primary Spine Provider in Health Care

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join Dr. John Ventura for an introduction to the role of the primary spine provider in an ever-changing health care environment. The challenges that spine pain and impairment present to society will be discussed, and the reasons that our current model of spine care has not been successful. The role of a primary spine practitioner (PSP) will be discussed as a possible solution, as well as the specific skill set necessary to function as a PSP. Data supported the benefits of utilizing PSPs will be discussed.

    Join Dr. John Ventura for an introduction to the role of the primary spine provider in an ever-changing health care environment. The challenges that spine pain and impairment present to society will be discussed, and the reasons that our current model of spine care has not been successful. The role of a primary spine practitioner (PSP) will be discussed as a possible solution, as well as the specific skill set necessary to function as a PSP.  Data supported the benefits of utilizing PSPs will be discussed.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Identify the key challenges that spine related disorders present to society 

    2. Define the role and skill set of the primary spine provider 

    3. Apply data to support the benefits of the primary spine provider in reducing the burden of spine related disorders

    John M Ventura, DC

    Consultant

    Spine Care Partners, LLC

    Bio

    Dr Ventura has over 30 years of clinical practice experience & now serves on the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services technical expert panel, on the board of the United States Bone and Joint Initiative and is on the musculoskeletal committee of the National Quality Forum.   

  • What's the Evidence for Our Pediatric Patients?

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/11/2019

    Evidence for chiropractic care in the pediatric population is on an increase, enabling chiropractors to have a vital role in children’s healthcare. This presentation by Dr. Katherine Pohlman will prepare you to share what doctors of chiropractic have to offer (now and in the future). Highlights include research findings from the largest prospective safety evaluation of chiropractic care for the pediatric population and a systematic review of manual therapy use for children.

    Evidence for chiropractic care in the pediatric population is on an increase, enabling chiropractors to have a vital role in children’s healthcare. This presentation will prepare you to share what doctors of chiropractic have to offer (now and in the future). Highlights include research findings from the largest prospective safety evaluation of chiropractic care for the pediatric population, and a systematic review of manual therapy use for children.


    Learning Objectives: 

    1. Discuss the largest prospective safety evaluation of chiropractic care for the pediatric population
    2. Discuss a systematic review of manual therapy use for pain and disability among pregnant and post-partum patients. 
    3. Explain research’s impact on the future of the chiropractic profession and the necessity for grass-root efforts to really grow these efforts profession.


    Katherine Pohlman, D.C., M.S. Ph.D.

    Director of Research

    Parker University

    Bio:

    Katherine Pohlman, D.C., M.S. Ph.D. is Director of Research at Parker University and an inaugural fellow of the Chiropractic Academy of Research and Leadership (CARL) program. She is the current Vice President of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) Council on Women’s Health and has served as Vice President of the ACA’s Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics. Dr. Pohlman received her Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree and M.S. in Clinical Research from Palmer College of Chiropractic and her Ph.D. in Pediatrics from the University of Alberta.  

    Dr. Pohlman joined Parker University in 2015 with nine years of prior experience as a research manager and scientist, including the first project manager for Palmer Center of Chiropractic Research. In that position, she managed several federally-funded research studies, including the largest randomized controlled trial in the military for chiropractic, which was awarded from the Department of Defense. As lead study coordinator, Dr. Pohlman also has directed the world’s largest study evaluating patient safety among spinal manipulation therapy providers, which comprised a series of projects funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Her research interests have focused not only on study methodology, but also on the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care in special populations including individuals suffering from chronic pain, children, and pregnant/post-partum women.

  • Documentation and Coding to Improve Patient Outcomes, Part 3: Establishing Medical Necessity and Transitioning to Maintenance Care

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Part 3 of this 6-part webinar series by Dr. Kevin Sharp will discuss the philosophy of care, and focus on how chiropractors should set treatment goals for each patient that are objective, measurable, reasonable, and intended to improve a functional deficit. The webinar will also define “medical necessity” in the eyes of an insurance provider, and how chiropractic care can fit into that definition. Finally, Dr. Sharp will examine how to proceed when a patient has reached Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI), how to explain the difference between active care and maintenance/supportive care to a patient, and how to code based on the patient’s choices.

    Part 3 of this 6-part webinar series by Dr. Kevin Sharp will discuss the philosophy of care, and focus on how chiropractors should set treatment goals for each patient that are objective, measurable, reasonable, and intended to improve a functional deficit. The webinar will also define “medical necessity” in the eyes of an insurance provider, and how chiropractic care can fit into that definition.  Finally, Dr. Sharp will examine how to proceed when a patient has reached Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI), how to explain the difference between active care and maintenance/supportive care to a patient, and how to code based on the patient’s choices.

    After completing module 3, the participant will be able to:
    1. Develop a philosophy of care for each patient’s condition.
    2. Establish and illustrate medical necessity throughout the patient’s plan of care.
    3. Define Maximal Medical Improvement.
    4. Explain the transition from active care to maintenance or supportive care.

    To register for another part of this series, or the All Parts bundle, visit the All Parts page here.

    Kevin Sharp, DC

    Sharp Chiropractic

    Bio

    Dr. Sharp has over 30 years of experience as a chiropractic physician and has been a member of the ACA for over 20 years.  Dr. Sharp runs a successful practice in Winston Salem, NC (Sharp Chiropractic) and is a recognized expert in the area of coding, documentation and compliance.  He previously served as North Carolina Chiropractic Association president and currently serves as a member of the ACA Coding Advisory Board.  He has spoken at several ACA conferences and offered training at various state chiropractic events throughout the nation on the topics of coding and documentation. 

  • Documentation and Coding to Improve Patient Outcomes, Part 5: Assigning Appropriate Codes for Patient Conditions and Services Provided

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Part 5 of this 6-part webinar series by Dr. Kevin Sharp will discuss and demonstrate the basics of successful coding. He will examine codes for the initial visit/examination, as well as important re-examination codes. Next, proper CMT, modalities/therapies, and DME codes will be explained, including a discussion on why it is necessary to show these codes on the clinical record. Time-based codes will also be identified, as will the important modifiers all chiropractors should know for proper coding. Finally, Dr. Sharp will look at some common coding mistakes and pitfalls, and how to avoid them.

    Part 5 of this 6-part webinar series by Dr. Kevin Sharp will discuss and demonstrate the basics of successful coding.  He will examine codes for the initial visit/examination, as well as important re-examination codes.  Next, proper CMT, modalities/therapies, and DME codes will be explained, including a discussion on why it is necessary to show these codes on the clinical record.  Time-based codes will also be identified, as will the important modifiers all chiropractors should know for proper coding.  Finally, Dr. Sharp will look at some common coding mistakes and pitfalls, and how to avoid them.

    After completing module 5, the participant will be able to:
    1. Assign proper CPT codes for each facet of treatment including evaluation and management (E&M), chiropractic manipulative therapy (CMT), different modalities selected for treatment, and time-based procedures.
    2. Utilize modifiers according to standards.  
    3. Will be able to properly document time based codes.
    4. Will understand which CPT codes to be careful with.

    To register for another part of this series, or the All Parts bundle, visit the All Parts page here.

    Kevin Sharp, DC

    Sharp Chiropractic

    Bio

    Dr. Sharp has over 30 years of experience as a chiropractic physician and has been a member of the ACA for over 20 years.  Dr. Sharp runs a successful practice in Winston Salem, NC (Sharp Chiropractic) and is a recognized expert in the area of coding, documentation and compliance.  He previously served as North Carolina Chiropractic Association president and currently serves as a member of the ACA Coding Advisory Board.  He has spoken at several ACA conferences and offered training at various state chiropractic events throughout the nation on the topics of coding and documentation. 

  • Documentation and Coding to Improve Patient Outcomes, Part 6: Understanding the Payer Perspective on Quality Documentation Practices

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The final installment of Dr. Kevin Sharp’s 6-part webinar series will look at proper coding and documentation from the payer’s perspective. This course explains what insurance carriers want and do not want to see in your notes, and how the proper procedures discussed in the previous webinars, along with the correct coding strategies, will help prevent some of the more common documentation and coding mistakes. Dr. Sharp will examine case studies to demonstrate these proper techniques from beginning of care to MMI, while highlighting the importance of ICD-10 and CPT codes, and discussing some commonly under-coded procedures of which chiropractors should be aware. Finally, he will explore art of developing maintenance patients through diligent documentation, and setting the stage for long term care if it is needed.

    The final installment of Dr. Kevin Sharp’s 6-part webinar series will look at proper coding and documentation from the payer’s perspective.  This course explains what insurance carriers want and do not want to see in your notes, and how the proper procedures discussed in the previous webinars, along with the correct coding strategies, will help prevent some of the more common documentation and coding mistakes.  Dr. Sharp will examine case studies to demonstrate these proper techniques from beginning of care to MMI, while highlighting the importance of ICD-10 and CPT codes, and discussing some commonly under-coded procedures of which chiropractors should be aware.  Finally, he will explore art of developing maintenance patients through diligent documentation, and setting the stage for long term care if it is needed.

    After completing module 6, the participant will to:
    1. Explain what carriers want and don’t want to see in your notes.
    2. Describe the four essential data points that represent a care plan.
    3. Relate the date of onset, ICD-10 codes, CPT codes and number of patient visits back to the patient’s chief complaint(s) and treatment plan.
    4. Recall the commonly under-coded procedures relevant to the chiropractic profession.
    5. Identify the data points within clinical scenarios that express the complexity of a patient’s condition.

    To register for another part of this series, or the All Parts bundle, visit the All Parts page here.

    Kevin Sharp, DC

    Sharp Chiropractic

    Bio

    Dr. Sharp has over 30 years of experience as a chiropractic physician and has been a member of the ACA for over 20 years.  Dr. Sharp runs a successful practice in Winston Salem, NC (Sharp Chiropractic) and is a recognized expert in the area of coding, documentation and compliance.  He previously served as North Carolina Chiropractic Association president and currently serves as a member of the ACA Coding Advisory Board.  He has spoken at several ACA conferences and offered training at various state chiropractic events throughout the nation on the topics of coding and documentation. 

  • Communication: The Key to Improve Patient Outcomes and Coordination of Care

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/16/2019

    Communication plays a vital role in clinical practice. It is fundamental to risk management and clinical management. Communication has a profound effect on patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes, in addition to driving referrals and minimizing malpractice risk. Join Dr. Shawn Neff for a presentation that will review the research pertaining to doctor to patient and doctor to doctor communication and will give you strategies you can implement Monday to improve patient compliance, outcomes and satisfaction. You will gain skills and strategies to build an interdisciplinary network to improve coordination of care and increase medical referrals for chiropractic.

    Communication plays a vital role in clinical practice.  It is fundamental to risk management and clinical management.  Communication has a profound effect on patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes, in addition to driving referrals and minimizing malpractice risk.  Join Dr. Shawn Neff for a presentation that will review the research pertaining to doctor to patient and doctor to doctor communication and will give you strategies you can implement Monday to improve patient compliance, outcomes and satisfaction.  You will gain skills and strategies to build an interdisciplinary network to improve coordination of care and increase medical referrals for chiropractic. 


    Learning Objectives

    Explain the importance of communication with patients and other providers.  

    Discuss ways to communicate effectively with patients and providers with different communicative styles. 

    Identify a network of providers.  

    Shawn Neff, DC

    Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    Bio

    Shawn M. Neff, D.C., M.A.S., FACO, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1999, his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2003, his Master of Applied Science in musculoskeletal management degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2011, and earned a diplomate from the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. Dr. Neff is the staff chiropractic physician at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV and is chair of the VA Chiropractic Field Advisory Committee.  He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists  and holds adjunct faculty appointments at several chiropractic colleges.  Dr. Neff has published articles in  the Journal of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists and the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine.  He has also presented at many professional conferences, including ACC-RAC and the New Horizons in Rehabilitation Care . Dr. Neff has lectured and facilitated extensively on clinical topics, provider communication and patient centered care.  In his free time he spends time with family, volunteers with the cub scouts, and rides his motorcycle.

  • A Call to Action: Addressing the Opioid Crisis

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/14/2019

    One of the biggest healthcare crisis the nation has ever seen is the battle against opioid-related deaths. This course by Dr. John Rosa will give current statistical data, risk factors, clinical effects of opioids, biochemistry of feel-good chemicals, how the crisis evolved, the path to overdose and topics related to awareness, prevention and treatment. Join Dr. Rosa will also examine Integrative Medicine’s role and specifically how Chiropractic can be the thought leader in prevention.

    One of the biggest healthcare crisis the nation has ever seen is the battle against opioid-related deaths. This course will give current statistical data, risk factors, clinical effects of opioids, biochemistry of feel-good chemicals, how the crisis evolved, the path to overdose and topics related to awareness, prevention and treatment. We will cover Integrative Medicine’s role and specifically how Chiropractic can be the thought leader in prevention.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Discuss the origin of the opioid crisis  

    2. Recognize the biochemistry of opioids and addiction 

    3. Describe the role of Chiropractic as part of the solution team

    Dr. John Rosa, DC

    Current Board Chair

    Maryland University of Integrative Health

    Founder- Overdose Free America

    Bio

    Dr. John Rosa earned his BS in Biology from Rutgers University and DC from New York Chiropractic College. Dr. John Rosa owns and supervises Accessible Beltway Clinics, which is comprised of 14 clinics in Maryland and 2 in Virginia, combining medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture and behavioral medicine to give a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to pain syndromes and musculoskeletal disorders. Active in sports medicine with consulting/treating college, professional and Olympic athletes. Creator of 24/7 RnR an FDA approved analgesic cream; a proprietary blend of the most potent materials resulting in the most effective product on the market for pain Relief and aiding Recovery. Founder of Accessible Wellness Solutions – an onsite corporate wellness program offering consulting, lectures and management of onsite clinics. 

    Leader in Chiropractic: Trustee of New York Chiropractic College for over 15 years serving final 3-year term as Chairman of the Board and given the honor or Board Emeritus post service. Awarded the highest recognitions in Chiropractic Medicine as Fellow of the American Chiropractic Colleges and Fellow of the International Chiropractic Colleges.  

    Integrative Medicine Specialist: Current Board Chair to Maryland University of Integrative Health, Reduced opioid prescriptions by 70% by integrating Chiropractic, physical therapy and behavioral medicine in a primary care setting  

    Opioid Crisis Expert: White House Surrogate/Consultant, Law Enforcement Consultant (Homeland Security, CBP, DOJ, DEA and Postal), State and National Consultant to Opioid Task Forces, Authored Chapter in “The Recipe for Success” with “Chicken Soup for the Soul” author Jack Canfield 

    Community Leadership: Founder of “Overdose Free America” a nonprofit which uses the power of celebrity and entertainment to bring the Opioid Crisis the visibility and support it deserves, Volunteer at Crossroads Freedom Center - a residential facility in Maryland to help overcome addiction

  • Documentation and Coding to Improve Patient Outcomes, Part 4: Critical Components of Quality Documentation and Using it to Make Good Clinical Decisions

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Part 4 of this 6-part webinar series by Dr. Kevin Sharp will examine documenting key components of a patient's record, including the initial examination, diagnostics, ICD-10 codes, and more, and how making clinical decisions based on this in-depth documentation will aid in communicating a treatment plan successfully to the patient. The webinar will also identify guideposts to excellent care that should not be ignored. Finally, Dr. Sharp will discuss common documentation errors and omissions, and how to avoid them through thorough yet concise documentation.

    Part 4 of this 6-part webinar series by Dr. Kevin Sharp will examine documenting key components of a patient's record, including the initial examination, diagnostics, ICD-10 codes, and more, and how making clinical decisions based on this in-depth documentation will aid in communicating a treatment plan successfully to the patient.  The webinar will also identify guideposts to excellent care that should not be ignored.  Finally, Dr. Sharp will discuss common documentation errors and omissions, and how to avoid them through thorough yet concise documentation.

    After completing module 4, the participant will be able to:
    1. Accurately document key components of the patient's record.
    2. Make clinical decisions based on the patient’s documentation.
    3. Identify the components of quality clinical documentation.
    4. Recognize documentation errors or omissions.  
    5. Explain what insurance carriers are looking for in documentation and what they are not.

    To register for another part of this series, or the All Parts bundle, visit the All Parts page here.

    Kevin Sharp, DC

    Sharp Chiropractic

    Bio

    Dr. Sharp has over 30 years of experience as a chiropractic physician and has been a member of the ACA for over 20 years.  Dr. Sharp runs a successful practice in Winston Salem, NC (Sharp Chiropractic) and is a recognized expert in the area of coding, documentation and compliance.  He previously served as North Carolina Chiropractic Association president and currently serves as a member of the ACA Coding Advisory Board.  He has spoken at several ACA conferences and offered training at various state chiropractic events throughout the nation on the topics of coding and documentation.