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Kathy's Monthly Chronicles - May 2021

Welcome to Kathy's Monthly Chronicles

We get it! You receive a lot of emails! We'd like to help. We know you count on us to keep you up to date on the latest reimbursement and compliance happenings. We compile all our monthly updates, blogs, and news for you into one announcement. Watch for this recap each month, courtesy of your friends here at KMCU.

Kathy's Monthly Chronicles - May 2021

Professional Business Ethics for the Doctor of Chiropractic – CE Webinar | June 8th, 2021

All attendees will have the opportunity to gain one CE hour after passing a short quiz after this webinar! Did you know that haphazard documentation techniques, for example, can result in an “unprofessional conduct” sanction by a board or payer? Buy Now...

Know it in Your Bones | May 27th, 2021

The payer's definition of medical necessity is the key element in compliant third-party billing. Consider it the rule-book that is provided for the practice to follow to know when to expect payment from the payer vs. the patient.  Watch Now...

De-Mystifying Active vs. Maintenance Care with Medicare | May 27th, 2021

We clarify the distinction between Active and Maintenance Care with Medicare so you can meet Medicare’s definition of Medical Necessary.  Continue Reading...

How Many Times A Day Can You Do It? | May 25th, 2021

Documenting time in the patient note is always needed. But, when is it only for proper documentation standards? Or when is it used to determine the units provided? Not all services that take time in your office are billed per unit.  Watch Now...

What is Your Initial Impression? | May 20th, 2021

With the new AMA Coding Rules, making a poor first impression can negatively impact reimbursement. It may not be about impressing your audience, but it is about compliantly documenting for your audience.  Watch Now...

If It Isn't Written, It Didn't Happen | May 13th, 2021

We have all heard the term "location, location, location". In the medical record, the term we must learn to do properly is documentation. When relative to the patient encounter, location and documentation go hand in hand.  Watch Now...

Durable Medical Equipment and the CMS Competitive Bid - Why You are Not Getting Paid | May 12th, 2021

Many offices are not aware of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Competitive Bidding Program and the impact on reimbursement.  Continue Reading...

Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg? | May 11th, 2021

When it comes to documentation and choosing the appropriate diagnosis code(s), it really does matter which one comes first. Make sure you build the proper foundation for a strong note by knowing where all the pieces fit together seamlessly.  Watch Now...

ICD-10 Coding as Driven by Documentation | May 11th, 2021

The very intention of ICD-10 is to give the government and payers a more detailed picture of exactly what is happening with a patient, the diagnosis codes should describe specific anatomical sites and regions, especially those of the spine that are most referenced in chiropractic documentation.  Continue Reading...

Timed Coding Rules | May 6th, 2021

There are therapy codes that are supervised and those that are constant attendance. It is necessary to learn the differences between the two types in order to bill appropriately for the services being performed. It really is all about timing.  Watch Now...

Hardship Is OK In Practice | May 4th, 2021

Every office encounters patients that need care, but can't afford to pay for the visits. You want to do something, but do you know the right thing to do?  Watch Now...

 

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