Academy of Chiropractic Personal Injury & Primary Spine Care Program

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From the Desk of Dr. Mark Studin
Academy of Chiropractic
Preamble: many of these issues are small, yet each issue is just that… an issue. If you take care of the small issues, then the larger issues often take care of themselves and you can focus on the larger issues… a larger, more profitable practice and more family time.

“Compliance-Compliance-Compliance”

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“Why me? Look in the mirror to find the cause of the problem!” Mark Studin 2017

 

  1. Have every staff member sign an office policy
  2. Have a full HIPAA plan
  3. Use your malpractice carrier’s “informed consent” document
  4. For every region touched, document a symptom, clinical finding and diagnosis
  5. Do not put treatment in E&M reports (new pateints or re-evaluations)
  6. Do not treat, prior to treatment orders being documented
  7. Do not take x-rays (that is treatment) prior to having treatment orders for x-rays
  8. Utilize a severance agreement upon terminating a staff member to ensure no ensuing law-suits
  9. Ensure you document “The patient reported” in the history or it will read as if you visually witnessed the incident.
  10.  Beyond a normal (individual) record request NEVER, EVER, EVER talk to the carriers or their represetnaives. They are not your friend, not on your side and THEY make money from how much you pay in the end. You need a lawyer to interface.



Respectfully,



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

Adjunct Associate 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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