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