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.
A Functional Approach to the Blood-Brain Barrier in Health and TraumaContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 05/14/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Join Dr. Robert Silverman for a webinar which will explore the blood brain barrier (BBB), a physical barrier between the brain and the circulating blood, which restricts the movement of all soluble proteins greater than 400 Da from the blood across to the brain. Dr. Silverman will discuss the importance of the BBB and risks to it, citing specific examples, including concussion or other traumatic brain injury (TBI), the BBB and intestinal barrier fail. He will explore scenarios which may allow for the invasion of intestinal bacterial toxins, neuronal tissue-binding food proteins or cross-reactive food protein antibodies into the once protected nervous system, and other risk factors related to BBB damage. Finally, Dr. Silverman will discuss the importance of implementing a pro-brain dietary protocol and treatment strategy to heal the broken BBB. By taking proactive strategies, the risk of neurological disease occurring after the concussion or other TBI, can be significantly reduced.
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.
Neurology of the Posture SystemContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 03/05/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)
The purpose of this presentation by Dr. Krista Burns, DC, is to illustrate the neurology of the Posture System, provide evidence-based research of how "Tech Neck" posture is impacting brain and physical function, and to demonstrate brain-based postural correction strategies that Doctors of Chiropractic can integrate into their clinical treatment plans. With the rampant decline of posture from being on smartphones and seated workers at their computers, this is a relevant and timely presentation. "Tech Neck" is a public health concern in the digital age that is impacting the quality of lives of adolescents and adults.
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.
The Chiropractic Physician's Role in Return to WorkContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 02/11/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)
Our patients spend about 1/3 of their lives at work. Their most valuable asset is their income. When an injury or illness interferes with this facet of their lives, there is severe disruption in their lifestyle and ability to function normally. Since work is such a valuable part of most of their lives, your role in assisting them in the return to work is one of the most important components of their lives at that time. The goal of this presentation by Dr. Mark Williams, DC is to help you to understand the therapeutic value of work, how you can navigate the disability and workers' compensation worlds and best assist your patient return to the highest level of function possible.
Mastering The Disc: Mechanical Assessment of the SpineContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 01/23/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)
Join Dr. Jonathan Michael Lesch, DC for a webinar which will examine the mechanical properties of spinal discs and how they are the predominant cause of pain in back and neck conditions. Dr. Lesch will discuss how to definitively diagnose the source of back and neck problems through various tests and evidence-based guidelines. He will then explore research which will help registrants better understand the mechanical functions and characteristics of a disc, including discussing issues like disc bulging, directional preference, obstruction to extension, and more. Finally, Dr. Lesch will then identify specific treatment plans which can both assist chiropractors in their treatment and education of their patients, and aid in patient self-treatment.
A Common Link Between Alzheimer’s, Arthritis and Metabolic DisordersContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 01/16/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)
This presentation by Dr. Robert Silverman, DC will explore the commonalities between Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, and metabolic disorders. They can all be induced by systemic gut bacterial toxins. The pathogens involved in gut dysbiosis possess inflammatory toxins such as lipopolysaccharides (LPS) and cytolethal distending toxins (CDT). The release of these toxins in the gut opens intestinal tight junctions and degrades epithelial cells allowing for unfettered infiltration of LPS and CDT into the periphery. Once in circulation, the inflammatory LPS and CDT can travel throughout the body, opening the blood-brain barrier, inflaming joint tissues, dysregulating the thyroid, and initiating insulin resistance. This therapeutic opportunity applies to many of the patients seen each week. Detection of systemic bacterial toxins can guide an appropriate gut-healing protocol. Repairing and maintaining the intestinal barrier is a key component in combating many extra-intestinal disorders.
Anatomy of an Insurance ContractContains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 01/14/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)
Join Dr. Marcus Nynas as he walks you through the basics of understanding insurance contracts. Common items such as length of term versus an automatic renewal along with the pluses and minuses of each will be discussed. In addition, the terms for payment of a clean claim and the potential for this have important implications for the proposals of medical cost transparency legislation will be examined. Dr. Nynas will illustrate how to find the payment schedules, medical policies, appeals procedures, and other vital information contained in the contract. He will also share where to find in the contract how to discontinue participating in the plan. This webinar is not for CE credit.
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