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Learn how to tell your patients story

Telling a good story through chiropractic documentation of each patient visit is essential. Whether recording important, clinically appropriate data to meet minimum chiropractic documentation requirements or clarifying the medical necessity of the treatment for a payer or auditor, your notes have the power to make or break you.

Documenting Chiropractic Medical Necessity

Medical Necessity is only a concern with a third-party payer, like Medicare. A large differentiator between medically necessary and clinically appropriate care is if a functional deficit exists and can be resolved through proper treatment.

Documenting Chiropractic Patient Intake and History

Taking a history on a chiropractic patient is a required component of the Evaluation and Management service (E/M) that will establish the episode of care, whether it is a new patient, new condition, or new episodes of care.

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Documenting Treatment Plan

Understanding Requirements of the Chiropractic Treatment Plan
Your treatment plan is required for every episode of active care with your patient.

Documenting Routine Office Visits

The majority of patient charting in a chiropractic setting include routine daily visits during active, medically necessary care visits.

Do You Love Documentation?

Shocking as this may sound, documentation is one of the least favorite tasks in practices today. It also turns out that not everyone loves Electronic Health Records (EHR). Some feel that data entry is more time-consuming than handwritten notes, and that using a keyboard creates a barrier between doctor and patient.

Physician, Audit Thyself

You’ve probably been told to audit yourself to be in compliance with HIPAA, the OIG and on issues like documentation, instead of waiting to be audited later by an outside source who uncovers big problems.

Thankful for Our Place in the World

This is the time of year when most people stop to think about what they are thankful for in their lives. Family, health, prosperity, for example. When thinking about gratitude; chiropractic naturally comes to mind.