NARRATIVES

 

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Introduction: From Colossus to the Courtroom


Colossus History & Background

     

Narratives and Added Value Services

Court

The No-No's and Yes-Yes' of Narrative Writing

Court

Narrative Delivery System

Court

Narrative Accident History and Causality

Court

Evaluation Report vs. Final Narrative

Court

Documenting Symptomatology In the Colossus and Court Environment

 

Colossus & Court

 

Kicking It Up a Notch With Your Narrative

Court

The Narrative History

Court

Reporting Treatment in Conjunction with Diagnosis & Initial and Final Prognosing

Court 

& Colossus

10 

Gaps in Care 

Court

& Colossus

11 

PART 1Ligament Laxity - X-Ray Digitizing


Court and Colossus

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PART 2

Explaining Digitizing and Impairment Rating to Lawyers

Court and Colossus

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13 

Narrative - Business Format Heading

Court

14 

Narrative Reporting on Non-Disc Issues

Court 

& Colossus

15 

Reporting Work Loss

 

Courts 

& Colossus

16 

 Immobilization and Walking Aids

 

Court 

& Colossus

17 

The Studin "Top 10" Narratvie Mistakes

 

Court

18 

The Final Narrative & Chronology of Symptomatolgy-Part 2

 

Court

19 

Narrative Sections

 

Court

& Colossus

20 

Initial Narrative

 

Court 

& Colossus

21 

Narrative Initial History Language

 

Court

22 

Reporting Active vs. Passive Care


Colossus

23 

Narrative Conclusion Language and the Bulging Disc

Court 

& Colossus

24 

Narrative Addendum: MRI Slides

Court

25 

Reporting Persistent Functional Losses AKA Loss of Enjoyment of Life

Court 

& Colossus

26 

Narratives, Research and Practice

Courts

27

Sex; or the Lack Thereof - The Gold Standard of Disability

Court $ Colossus

28

Reporting Images Interpreted by Other Doctors

Court

29

Proper History Reporting

 

Court

30

Utilizing Research in Narratives

 

Court

31

Reporting Functional Loss: Social

 

Court

& Colossus

31

Narrative "Kisses of Death". What NEVER to write

 

Court

 

 

32

The Narrative Note 

 

 

Court

 

33

 Rebutting improper IME reports in the narrative

 

Court

 34

Is Your EMR Screwing You...CAVEAT EMPORER

 

Courts

35

Reporting Pre-Existing Conditions

 

Court 

& Colossus

36

IME Rebuttal Embedded into the Narrative

An Example

Court

 

 37

Narrative Presentation and Delivery

 

Court

38

 Reporting MMI

 

Colossus

 39

Prognosing

 

Court

& Colossus

40

Documenting the Cost of Your Care

 

Courts

& Colossus

 41

Reporting the Wearing of Seatbelts

 

Colossus

 42

Accurate and Complete Diagnosis

 

Colossus

 

43

Reporting Duties Under Duress

 

Colossus

 44

Insurance Red Flags

 

Colossus

 45

 

Narrative Can Either Build Your Practice or Cost You Your License

 

Court

 

 46



Reporting Disability

 47

History Taking in the Evaluation & Re-Evaluation

 

Colossus

48

Documenting Not so Obvious Treatment

 

Colossus

 

49

Magic Language and Narrative Video PresentationCourts & Colossus

50

  
Reporting Patient Mileage 

Courts & Colossus

 

 51

Documenting Your FeesCourts & Colossus

 52

Reporting Pain: Visual/Verbal Analog Scales

Courts & Colossus

 

 53

Reporting FutureCare
Courts & Colossus

 

 54

Reporting Herniations 

Courts & Colossus

 

55

Reporting Atrophy


Colossus and Courts

56

Subluxation: The Proper Use in Documentation

57 

Concussion Questionairre

 58

Narrative Changes 11/2015: Opening

 59

Impairment Rating Reporting Update

 

 60

Removal from Work and Disability

 


 61

Ligamentous Laxity Language


 62

Documenting "Age Dating Herniations"

 63


Coupling Requirement for Impairment Rating

 64 


Apportionment

65

Accident History

 66

Active vs. Passive Care & Prognosis - Documentation & Colossus

 67

Demonstrative Evidence - The New Minimum Standard

 68 

Become Superman: Combine Demonstrative with Clinical Evidence in the Conclusion

 69

Impairment Ratings, Duties Under Duress and Loss of Enjoyment of Life

70

Duties Under Duress & Loss of Enjoyment of Life Explained to Lawyers in the Narrative

 71

Using Indexes (i.e.) Oswestry, Neck & Back

 72

Utilization of Pain Scales – circa 2018

 73

Narrative Writing  for Specific Issues

 74

Including Patient Education in E&M Reports

75

 Bodily Inujry Diagnosis

 

 

 

76

Demonstrative Evidence; A Matter of Business

     


The following modules are "Quickies." These have been previously e-mailed in their entirety and are here for your review. Although the messages are shorter in length, they are no less important.  

 

 

Quickie 1 N


Narratives

Quickie 2 N

 
Evaluations: Blood Pressure, Pulse, Height & Weight

Quickie 3 N


Just Like Third Grade, Grammar Counts

Quickie 4 N

 
Don't Let Your Sample Narrative Get Near Your Educational Binder

Quickie 5 N


Narrative Critique and Reformat

Quickie 6 N


Narratives & the Lawyer's Education

Quickie 7 N


Feel Free to Destroy Your Reputation & Then Blame Everyone Else For Why You Are Not Getting Referrals

Quickie 8 N


Funcitonal Loss & Pain

Quickie 9 N

 


All That Matters

Quickie 10 N


Narrative Tips

Quickie 11 N


More Narrative Tidbits

Quickie 12 N

 

Take Out the Six Shooter

Quickie 13 N


Outside Records

Quickie 14 N


The Lack of Clinical Excellence & How it Will Destroy Your Practice

Quickie 15 N


Take Out the Six Shooter

Quickie 16 N


Is it a diagnosis…or isn't it?

Quickie 17 N

 


A Very Dangerous Place to Be…The Opposite of Clinical Excellence

Quickie 18 N


The Pitfalls of ALL in a Narrative

Quickie 19 N

 


Narrative Alert

Quickie 20 N


What's With Mary

Quickie 21 N


References and Footnotes in Narratives

Quickie 22 N


Reporting Testing Results

Quickie 23 N


Report Writing by Region

Quickie 24 N


Disc Bulge Narrative Language

Quickie 25 N

Accident History

Quickie 26 N


Report Heading

Quickie 27 N


Do CVs and Narrative Still Matter? circa 2012

Quickie 28 N

Persistent Functional Loss

Quickie 29 N

In God (EMR) We Trust

Quickie 30 N

ANOTHER Studin Top Ten

Quickie 31 N

Reporting IME's in Your Narrative

Quickie 32 N

I Can't Make This Stuff Up 

Quickie 33 N 

Referring to the Patient as 'Patient'

Quickie 34 N

Home Care / Lifestyle Recommendation

Quickie 35 N

Reporting Duties Under Duress vs. Loss of Enjoyment of Life

 

Quickie 36 N

MMI: Maximum Medical Improvement

Quickie 37 N
Studin Top 10 Narrative Fopah’s

Quickie 38 N

Narratives - Which One Are You?

Quickie 38 N

Narratives & What Lawyers Want in 2015 

Quickie 39 N

TOP 10 Schonfeld List of Narrative Failures

Quickie 40 N

Reporting Positive and Negative Examination Findings

 Quickie 41 N 

MMI: Maximum Medical Improvement 

Quickie 42 N

Herniations and Bulges in Same Patient

Quickie 43 N

The Personal Injury Kiss of Death 

Quickie 44 N 

2017 Chiropractic Trend

Quickie 45 N

Documenting Non-Pain Regions

 Quickie 46 N

Remove the Narrative Heading

 Quickie 47 N

The Proper Use of the Patient’s Name

 Quickie 48 N

What is The Purpose of A Narrative Report?

 Quickie 49 N

Timelines

Quickie 50 N

Correcting the Incorrect Medical Report

 Quickie 51 N

Beware of the Doctor Using Templates

 Quickie 52 N 

A Path Towards Success

Quickie 53 N

Review of Systems

 Quickie 54 N

Reporting Other Doctors Results

Quickie 55 N

The Absolute Minimum

Quickie 56 N 

Final Narrative

Quickie 57 N 

Soft Tissue Injury No - No

 Quickie 58 N

The Power of a Name and How to Destory a Practice

Quickie 59 N

Documenting Past Medical History

Quickie 60 N

Age dating C4-C5 herniated disc in the low speed crash

Quickie 61 N

Pre-Existing Language

Quickie 62 N

X-Ray Digitizing

Quickie 63 N

Explaining Pain Scales 

Quickie 64 N

Future Care Recommendations

Quickie 65 N

Sending Multiple Copies of Reports

 Quickie 66 N

Is Your Documentation Protecting You?

 Quickie 67 N

Demonstrative Evidence: Normal vs. Abnormal

 Quickie 68 N

AOMSI 5th vs. 6th AMA Guides Editions

 Quickie 69 N

Research: E&M vs. Narrative

Quickie 70 N

Documenting All  Injuries

Quickie 71 N

 Top 10 Narrative Issues

 

 Quickie 72 N

Documentation: Payment Trend

  Quickie 73N

Strain/Sprain + Enthesopathy

   Quickie 74N

 What is the Bodily Injury?

 Quickie 75N

 Sex, Re-Evaluations and Proximate Cause

 

  Quickie 76N

Hearsay

 Quickie 77N    

Reporting Auto Damage in Your E&M Report

  Quickie 78N   

The Use of Research in Your Narrative

 Quickie 79N    

Ensuring Orthopedic Tests are Objective

 Quickie 80N

Including IME and DME Findings in Your E&M and 4-Corners Report                       

Quickie 81N                                                                     

Using RULE-OUT Diagnosis                                

 Quickie 82N  

Doctor, When was the Last Time You Saw Your Patient?