Decoding the Medicare Reporting System
PQRS: The Time is Now!
In today’s practice environment, federal insurance programs require so much attention that you spend as much time trying to figure out what to do as you do in actually getting it done. One of the most asked questions right now is: “What is PQRS and why do I have to be involved?” What the codes mean and when you will utilize them in billing to ensure proper compliance with the program. How to choose the correct codes to report the quality measures performed by your office on Medicare covered services. Quick tips to make the PQRS system efficient and manageable while demonstrating the effectiveness of your care.
P.A.R.T. Medicare Documentation Process
Many doctors are unfamiliar with the P.A.R.T. documentation process and how to implement it in their practice. This module will bring you up to speed on the Medicare utilization guidelines, detailing the P.A.R.T. process and documentation requirements for demonstrating the existence of a subluxation with or without an x-ray.
How to Survive a Post Payment Audit
Due to the increase in post payment audits by the OIG and major insurance companies, it is imperative that doctors and CAs understand how to bullet proof their practices. Doctors, CAs and insurance personnel need to know what auditors look for and, more importantly, what their rights are as health care practitioners. It’s no longer a question of IF your practice will be audited, it’s WHEN. Understanding what auditors are targeting is the first step toward a successful defense.
How to Implement Low Tech Rehab: Know When to Start and Stop
A major reason why more chiropractors don't prescribe more exercises for their patients is that it is hard to motivate the patient. Once way to overcome this obstacle is to perform a small battery of quantifiable physical capacity tests to identify the patient's "weak link." If a patient is less than 85% of normal for any specific test, then it will be obvious to both the chiropractor and the patient that some training is required. These tests provide unmistakable evidence to persuade your patients of the value of exercises in your practice.