New Doctor Toolkit
Step-By-Step Success: An Implementation Strategy for Compliant DocumentationContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 06/04/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
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.
All Things Physical (Exams, That Is)Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 04/07/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
This presentation by Dr. Michael John Megehee, DC focuses on significant practice opportunities for DCs. Some of these opportunities require training and certification such as performing physical exams for commercial drivers for which DCs have been paid $300,000,000 in the past 18 months. Some services only require completion of training such as DOT Alcohol and Drug testing which can be performed entirely by staff. For some opportunities, training is optional, but advisable such as performing FAA BasicMed exams for private pilots. Adding any of these services to your chiropractic practice will add revenue, a solid client base. Learn how to become qualified to offer these services to a new client market.
An Audit from the InsideContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 04/02/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
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.
Searching for a Definition of Advanced Practice in Chiropractic MedicineContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 02/20/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)
Join Dr. Christopher T. Arick, DC, for a webinar which will attempt to define "Advance Practice" in terms of the field of chiropractic. Advanced practice in chiropractic medicine stands as a progressive and evolving concept and credential within many health science professions. Advanced practice in health care is of interest in response to continued technological advances, increase complexity of health care, structural changes in health care delivery, and changing health care needs (Schober and Affara, 2006). These demands include the chiropractic medicine profession as a major health care discipline. Advanced practice chiropractic medicine has been prone to professional and political debate. However, to focus the intention of advance practice chiropractic medicine, a definition of its capacity and function within the profession and inter-disciplinary is required. This presentation will review the literature for the conceptualization and nature of advanced practice, acknowledge challenges for its development, and suggest its purpose-driven function in order to come to a recommended definition within chiropractic medicine.
Building a Bulletproof Shoulder & Neck Rehab Program Into Your PracticeContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 10/17/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Join Dr. Daniel Bockmann for a course which provides detailed instruction on how to introduce a simple, effective, evidence-informed shoulder and neck rehab program into any doctor's practice, with little to no equipment needed. This rehab protocol is easily adaptable for all patients with shoulder or neck conditions, irrespective of age, activity level or general health status. Dr. Bockmann will begin with a brief discussion of the primary causes of mechanical problems in the neck and shoulder complex, how they arise, and how they are best assessed. The course defines simple treatment tactics, employing the 5 most effective clinical tools for shoulder and neck conditions: spinal manipulation, stretches, massage/myofascial release, exercise and lifestyle modification. He will discuss how both technique problems (whether in life or sport), and systemic problems (disease, deficiency, dehydration, lack of sleep, etc.) can overlay a mechanical problem, and slow healing or prevent recovery, and much more!
Chiropractic Adjusting in Elder Patients: Lowering Risk of Adverse EventsContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 09/24/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Older adults are the fastest growing population in most developed nations. Precious few educational resources exist to train chiropractors in the safe, effective care of older adults. Normal aging creates several important risks related to chiropractic adjusting. In this webinar by Dr. Lisa Killinger, DC, strategies will be demonstrated and discussed to enhance the safety and comfort of adjusting aging patients. Recent literature on chiropractic techniques will be woven into the discussion as a “least invasive to most invasive” approach to clinical chiropractic procedures will be offered. Finally, methods to lowering our risk of adverse events will be explored.
Documentation and Coding to Improve Patient Outcomes: 6-Part SeriesContains 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.
Documentation and Coding to Improve Patient Outcomes, Part 3: Establishing Medical Necessity and Transitioning to Maintenance CareContains 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.
Documentation and Coding to Improve Patient Outcomes, Part 5: Assigning Appropriate Codes for Patient Conditions and Services ProvidedContains 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.
Documentation and Coding to Improve Patient Outcomes, Part 6: Understanding the Payer Perspective on Quality Documentation PracticesContains 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.
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