Academy of Chiropractic Personal Injury & Primary Spine Care Program

Quickie Consult 58

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.

"Incease Profitibility by Removing Errors"

Are you printing a spreadsheet prior to billing and…


  1. cross-checking that your ICD’s and CPT’s cross link?


  1. cross-checking your SOAP notes with your HCFA’s to ensure that all of your charges have a note against the entry?


  1. cross-checking your SOAP notes to ensure that every service performed has been billed? (A study shows that 8-10% of all visits go unbilled due to carelessness.)


Do you give a report of findings, as taught in the consultations?


Do you give a written report of findings?


Do you show a video with your report of findings?


Are you taking or ordering a complete x-ray series?


Are x-rays taken written in your orders?


Do you have a treatment order for every visit?


Do you have an order for every modality performed?


Have you documented every modality and treatment billed in your SOAP Notes?


Do you have a legally defensible position to justify your fees?


Do you have a written office policy for your staff as required by state law?


Do you have a written HIPAA compliance manual that is updated regularly as required by Federal law?


Do you write an order if you change the frequency or duration of care in your SOAP notes if they change between evaluations?


Do you re-evaluate every 30-45 days?


Do you call your patient after the first visit to answer any questions?


Have you had a compliance review?


Have you read all the consultations?


Have you listened to all of the audio consultations?


Have you updated your CV?


Do you have a complete educational binder?


If you want to bring your practice to the next level, have we talked?

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