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