Tom Necela, DC, CPC, CPMA, CCP-P of The Strategic Chiropractor is a consultant, speaker and author focused on teaching strategies on how to maximize income and minimize audit risk by “working SMARTER, not harder.” A practicing chiropractor and a former Insurance Claims Analyst, Dr. Necela is also a Certified Professional Coder and Certified Compliance Professional who has the ability to see issues from “both sides of the fence.” In 2009, Dr. Necela also became the first chiropractor to ever to achieve Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA) status as offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders and National Alliance of Medical Auditing Specialists. The CPMA program is the only certified curriculum that teaches coding and insurance professionals how to audit and document medical charts according to CPT guidelines developed by the AMA and Medicare’s 1995 and 1997 E/M Guidelines.
Dr. Necela writes a popular blog on his website www.strategicdc.com related to chiropractic billing, coding, documentation and business strategies. He is also author of numerous books and products for the chiropractic profession, a contributing writer for Dynamic Chiropractic, a frequent contributor to ChiroCode Alerts and the ChiroCode Deskbook. Several of his products are available in the ChiroCode Bookstore.
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