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Kathy's Monthly Chronicles - August 2021

Welcome to Kathy's Monthly Chronicles

We get it! You receive a lot of emails! We'd like to help. We know you count on us to keep you up to date on the latest reimbursement and compliance happenings. Now, at the end of each month, we’ll compile all our monthly updates, blogs, and news for you into one announcement. Watch for this recap each month, courtesy of your friends here at KMCU.

Whats Coming up?

Are you Ready for the Significant Changes Affecting Chiropractic October 1? | 9/23/21

Annual updates to ICD-10 diagnosis codes are here. This year there are important changes that all Chiropractic practices must know to avoid denials. Do you ever diagnose Headaches or Lower Back Pain?? If so, you need this training! Learn more about this event...

Kathy's Monthly Chronicles - August 2021

Are You Passive About Active Care? | August 28th, 2021

Your practice will benefit by complying with these stricter insurance standards; reimbursement will be higher, and your patients will receive better care. Continue Reading...

Once Upon a Time... What Story Are You Telling? | August 25th, 2021

Are you writing a best-selling novel when documenting within the episode of care? Are you capturing the information along the way to show proper progression and therapeutic benefit of the services performed? Watch Now...

Missing Payment for Re-Evaluation Explained | August 18th, 2021

Re-evaluations are necessary to prove the continued medical necessity of the care. Keep in mind that payers have enhanced claim edits for separate and distinct service modifiers such as -25 and -59. Watch Now...

When It’s Okay to Look Further! | August 15th, 2021

When there is a reason! Whether because it is medically necessary or clinically appropriate, the rationale for X-ray must be documented. And, of course, to bill a third-party payer, the rationale must be medically necessary. Continue Reading...

Functional Loss | August 11th, 2021

Losing function is often overlooked by the patient as “normal.” However, it is not normal, and to create documentation of an initial visit of an episode of care, the doctor must establish what function that patient has lost. Watch Now...

It’s Half-Way Through the Year—Are You Half-Way to Your Goals? | August 6th, 2021

Part of recovery is getting back on track with goals, plans, and procedures to make 2021 the most productive and effective possible. We’re hearing that some practices are simply hanging on the best they can, due to lack... Continue Reading...

Feeling a Little Extra? | August 4th, 2021

We frequently find providers overbilling the 98943 when extraspinal adjustments are part of their philosophy and protocol. Likewise, we find some providers are not billing 98943 when the documentation supports the service. Watch Now...

 

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