Principles of Practice; Documentation, Compliance & Diagnosis Coding
A highly informative course that will lean towards a heavy emphasis on documentation, compliance in all billing related areas, and skilled diagnosis coding. This course will assist you in taking the next step to bring your practice potential to new heights, and set you on a course of success for the 2016 year.
Documentation is an art that supports the science of what acupuncture does to restore function. This course incorporates how to construct a timely health record incorporating fundamental requirements for acute and chronic care as well as the nuances required by medically necessary restorative care. This course will focus on in-depth analysis into six critical areas that must be mastered by every practitioner and staff member.
Expert Tip: Consider this course Phase II in our acupuncture billing & coding educational seminar series. This course is designed to take what you already know and have learned from us in the past, and explore a much deeper understanding of the subject matter and proper utilization of skills.
- ICD10 â You have the conversions, now learn proper application and documentation
- Understanding the use of specified, other specified and unspecified codes
- Personal injury and proper use of trauma codes and use of A, D, and S extensions
- Diagnosis hierarchy
CPT & Documentation
- Updated coding and policies for laser reimbursement
- Evaluation and management guidelines, use and documentation. Know and understand what is needed for each level of E&M coding
- Forms that easily and completely document E&M compliance for all levels
- Acupuncture & Physical Medicine coding and documentation
- Constructing a treatment plan with appropriate goals and outcomes
- Document & demonstrate medical necessity and how to use ADL & functional assessments
- Specific state acupuncture laws relating to scope and documentation
- Know the common pitfalls that cause audits and refunds
- Acupuncture policy and protocols for medical necessity, documentation and reimbursement.
- Major insurance carrier (Aetna, BCBS, CIGNA, United Health Care et al) diagnosis requirements and allowance for acupuncture reimbursement
- Veterans Administration and the role of acupuncture
- Managed care contracts â The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
- Utilizing the equality non discrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act section 2706 to be paid for services within scope
- Sample billing for insurance and how to properly file a 1500 claim for or electronic claim
- Legalities of offering cash, pre-pay or time of service discounts
- How to set up and utilize a âsuper-billâ
- Medical necessity and documentation of the cash patient, can there be a difference?
- Privacy and compliance requirements for the small office
- Acupuncturist role in the workersâ compensation system
- Which states do and do not require ICD10
- 2016 fee schedule updates
REFUND POLICY: 100% REFUNDS WITH 30 DAY ADVANCED NOTICE . WITHIN 30 DAYS A CREDIT WILL BE PLACED ON FILE FOR 100% PAID AMOUNT, AND IS APPLICABLE TOWARDS ANY FUTURE LIVE SEMINAR. CREDITS NEVER EXPIRE.
**PDAs PENDING APPROVAL FOR NCCAOM (as of 12/17/2015)
***CEUS approved by CA Acupuncture Board