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Documentation for the Chiropractic Exam

Presented by Evan M. Gwilliam, DC MBA BS CPC CCPC CPC-I QCC MCS-P CPMA CMHP AAPC Fellow September 8, 2020 Tuesday @ 10:15 AM PT, 11:15 AM MT, 12:15 PM CT, 1:15 PM ET The initial chiropractic examination lays the foundation for the care that follows. It needs to…

Nutritional Biohacking

Presented by Brandy Brimhall CPC, CMCO, CCCPC, CMCO, CPMA June 23, 2020 Tuesday @ 10:15 AM PT, 11:15 AM MT, 12:15 PM CT, 1:15 PM ET Providers are often seeking protocols and methods that can improve patients’ state of health, improve success rate for more difficult cases, and to give…

Finally, the SOAP Note That Will Satisfy Everyone

Every regulator, every payer, and every chiropractor will tell you that they have the perfect SOAP note. But then why are they all different? In this raucous presentation Dr. Gwilliam, Clinical Director for PayDC EHR software, will finally bring all these parties together. We’ll look at the requirements and elements that make up a good note and then break it down so that you can build one without suffering from a breakdown.

Does Telehealth Work in Chiropractic Offices During the Pandemic?

March 31, 2020 Presented by Evan M. Gwilliam, DC MBA BS CPC CCPC CPC-I QCC MCS-P CPMA CMHP AAPC UPDATE: Please note that CMS wants you to use modifier 95 INSTEAD of Place of Service (POS) 02 for services rendered during this pandemic. “Report the POS code that would have…

Compliance: What It Is And How To Achieve It

March 10, 2020 Tuesday @ 10:15 AM PT, 11:15 AM MT, 12:15 PM CT, 1:15 PM ET The Affordable Care Act requires that you have an effective office compliance programoperating in your office. The Office of Inspector General for Health and Human Services hasspecific requirements for the office compliance…

Rock Solid Care Plans

Don’t ever let anyone challenge your care plans ever again. If you can know what the regulators are looking for while still being free to deliver the care you deem to be best for your patient, then you win. And your patient wins. Join Dr. Gwilliam, certified professional medical auditor, and all around nice guy, as he guides you to the steps to create rock solid care plans that will stand up to third party scrutiny.

Proving Medical Necessity and Functional Improvement

Medicare is required by law to pay for care that is medically necessary. Medicare considers functional improvement to be the primary indicator of medical necessity for chiropractic care. It is up to you, the doctor, to prove functional improvement and medical necessity with your documentation. Dr. Short will show you how to use common practice tools to document functional improvement, medical necessity and maximum medical improvement.

Inappropriate Payments Made to Chiropractors – An OIG Review

In this webinar, Dr. Gwilliam will take you on a fun filled journey through all of the reports created by the Office of the Inspector General based on their reviews of chiropractors. If you can understand what they see, and what advice they give Medicare when dealing with chiropractors, then you will be better prepared to not become their next target. This webinar may feel a little frightening with hundreds of thousands of dollars paid back to CMS, but, by the end, you will know exactly what to do and what not to do.

Expanding Chiropractic Coverage in Medicare

Currently Medicare only pays for the adjustment and then only when it is used to correct a subluxation. This injustice within the Social Security Act needs corrected. Dr. Ron Short will discuss the Medicare laws as they relate to chiropractic and what changes need to be made and why.

Confusing Codes for Chiropractors – 97110 versus 97112 versus 97530

In this webinar, you’ll get a deep dive into three therapeutic procedure codes. Dr. Gwilliam, a chiropractor and certified professional coder, will take you thorough the ins and outs of therapeutic exercises, activities, and neuromuscular reeducation. They will be compared and contrasted with examples to make sure everyone leaves with the confidence to document and bill them correctly.

Evaluation and Management Coding

The Evaluation and Management service is an important part of an episode of care.
It is the initiation of care and determines the scope and severity of the patient’s
condition. Dr. Ron Short will review the levels of Evaluation and Management
codes and which are appropriate in the chiropractor’s office. In this webinar you
will learn:

What constitutes a new patient
Which Evaluation and Management codes should not be used
When to use the consultation code
What changes are coming to Evaluation and Management coding

Chiropractic Manipulative Treatment and Medicare – Part 2

In this CE webinar, Dr. Gwilliam will continue his discussion from the webinar delivered Dec. 18 about chiropractic manipulative treatment. But this time, it is all about Medicare. If you don’t treat Medicare beneficiaries, you should probably listen anyway. Usually whatever Medicare wants is the same thing as all the other payers. Find out the difference between acute, chronic, and maintenance, as well as when to use certain modifiers.

Chiropractic Manipulative Treatment (CMT) Coding and Documentation (Part 1)

The most used codes in chiropractic are 98940, 98941, 98942, and 98943. In this webinar, Dr. Gwilliam will go over the fundamentals of these codes and make sure you are proficient with them. They probably play a bigger part of your practice than any other code, so it is worth it to make sure you are reporting them correctly. By the end of this presentation you will be able to diagnose, document, and code properly for CMT, as well as avoid common mistakes.

The #1 most overlooked injury in PI, and it is found in over 90% of all cases

Presented by Tom Grant Jr. DC 
December 11, 2018 Tuesday @ 10:15 AM PT, 11:15 AM MT, 12:15 PM CT, 1:15 PM ET *How to recognize this injury *The most effective documentation terms to use *The best combination of ICD-10 codes to validate it
Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8562161323381676035

Documenting Diagnoses Like a Peer Reviewer (Part 2)

Chiropractors only use a fraction of the codes available in the ICD-10 code set. But each group of diagnoses have things to teach us based on coding guidelines, objective findings, standards of care, and more. In this presentation Dr. Gwilliam will review the most commonly used diagnoses (by chiros) and make sure you know everything that should be documented in order for a peer reviewer to walk away satisfied.

New Patient Processing & How to Maximize Reimbursement -November 13th, 2018 

In this webinar, Dr. Marty Kotlar (certified coding and compliance expert) will discuss new patient essentials as it relates to the initial paperwork, cash plans, deductibles and wellness care. You’ll also learn how to eliminate insurance and the in-network vs. out-of-network pros and cons.

Medicare Reviews

Medicare continues to increase their efforts to review doctors and recover “overpayments”. This increases the likelihood that your notes will be reviewed and that you will be required to pay money back to Medicare. In this webinar Dr. Short will show you:
 Why you should appeal every adverse decision.
 How to appeal adverse decisions.
 What information you need in your documentation for an effective appeal.
 How to structure your appeals to be most effective.

Skyrocket Cash Collections, Even When Patients Have High Deductibles and Copays

Are you seeing $5,000, $7,500, and even $10,000 deductibles? We’re hearing doctors from every state tell us they can’t believe how high patients’ insurance deductibles are getting. Some are even reporting patient copays of $50 – $60. (That’s more than most docs charge for their adjustment!) When accepting insurance, do you know that you CAN’T discount services that apply to these large deductibles? And you can’t treat them as “cash” patients. There is a way to overcome this problem of rising deductibles & copays and collect more cash – all while still accepting insurance. This one strategy alone will help you increase your case acceptance, even when patients have $10,000 deductibles. Join Dr. Miles Bodzin for this information-packed presentation. If you’re going to be able to serve your communities and sleep well at night, you need this information.

Documenting Diagnoses Like Peer Reviewer (Part 1)

When an outsider looks at your records, you want them to easily find exactly what they are looking for. Let ICD-10 codes guide you as you choose the words to use in the Diagnostic Statement in your initial encounter. Don’t assume a reviewer can interpret your clinical findings. Spell it out for them. Dr. Gwilliam, ICD-10 guru and all around good guy, will show you how to do that is this webinar.

Neuromuscular Reeducation, Massage Therapy – Proper Use, Documentation and Coding

In this webinar, Dr. Howard Levinson (Forensic Consultant) will address the erroneous use and billing of Neuromuscular Reeducation, Massage Therapy and Hydrotherapy in chiropractic clinics. He will offer strategies regarding how these services may be used appropriately in the chiropractic setting and provide documentation and coding information.

Pain in the Ass*essment

In this webinar, Dr. Friedman will discuss how the Assessment may be the most misunderstood aspect of our documentation and how we can document it properly and quickly so it shows how the patient is progressing with care.

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