February 9, 2012

Mechanism of Injury: Itís Not Just for Personal Injury Cases Anymore

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Presented by Ted A. Arkfeld, D.C., M.S., C.P.C.

Determining the mechanism of injury for patients presenting from both traumatic and non traumatic etiologies is not only a Medicare documentation requirement for an initial visit, it is crucial to the establishment of the medical necessity of your treatment plans. Knowledge of the sequence of events and loads placed on anatomical structures will lead to the proper examination performance and diagnostic impressions. With ICD-10-CM fast approaching in October of 2013, doctors of Chiropractic will be required to document clearly the history and examination findings that correlate with the new diagnostic code sets (language) that we now know as ICD-10-CM.  This one hour webinar will educate listeners on the following:

·         What is Biomechanical Trauma?
·         The two primary loads associated with both traumatic and non-traumatic injuries.
·         How to correctly document a mechanism of injury that satisfies Medicare requirements.
·         How to safeguard against post-payment audits.
·         Begin the preparation for ICD-10-CM

About the presenter:  Ted A. Arkfeld, D.C., M.S., C.P.C., is a 1988 graduate of Northwestern College of Chiropractic where he also received his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology. He earned his Master's of Science in Biomechanical Trauma from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. [read more]

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