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.

Q/A: What if my Patient Refuses to Fill out the Outcome Assessment Questionnaire?

Question:
What if my Medicare patient refuses to fill out the outcome assessment questionnaire?
Answer:
Inform the patient that Medicare requires that you demonstrate functional improvement in order for them to determine if the care is medically necessary. In other words, they may have to pay for the care out of pocket if …

The One-Minute Spinal Outcome Measure

Patient-reported outcome measures are increasingly necessary elements of good clinical practice.  By using a clinically meaningful outcome measure at the initial assessment and measuring change over time, you can track shifts in patient progress and thereby improve clinical decisions. Documenting treatment necessity (which can improve and facilitate reimbursement and decrease …