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