Academy of Chiropractic Personal Injury & Primary Spine Care Program

Quickie Consult 1504
Practice Compliance 40 CA

From the Desk of Dr. Mark Studin
Academy of Chiropractic
Preamble: Many of the issues I bring to you are very small, yet each issue is just that, an issue. If you take care of the small issues, then you will be able to build and more importantly, focus on the bigger issues...a larger practice and more family time.

“A Jesus Moment”

Yes… I am going to pay dearly for all of these comments… 
 
BUT… Now that the audits have started “en masse,” the calls are coming in and I am auditing lots of charts. Then comes the confession… AFTER THE FACT… That re-evaluations were not done timely. In some cases, not at all and what should they do?
 
Henceforth…The Jesus moment. It involves rosary beads and genuflecting. I even have nice Jewish boys in church following that advice because in times of need appealing to all sides seems the best thing to do. The hope is that you have also followed my advice and have a robust SOAP note to help cover you.
 
The rule is both so simple and Non-Negotiable… Re-evaluate your patients under active care every 30 days. If you stretch it to 45 days on some occasions, you will be OK. Some state regulations in workers compensation or No-Fault states mandate no more than 45 days. Medicare says the patient shall be evaluated every 30 days.
 
If this seems too difficult… IDNGARA
 
 
 
 
 


Respectfully,



Mark Studin DC, FASBE(C), DAAPM, DAAMLP


Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chiropractic, University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic
Adjunct Professor, Division of Clinical Sciences, Texas Chiropractic College
Educational Presenter, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Joint Partnership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

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