After being raised in a chiropractic family, Dr. Colleen Auchenbach decided to follow in her father’s footsteps and attend Cleveland Chiropractic College where she graduated Cum Laude in December 1998. She immediately joined a busy family practice and enjoyed practicing chiropractic for over 20 years.
Due to the increase in regulations in healthcare and the need to stay on top of all things related to chiropractic documentation and coding, she completed the 100-hour Insurance Consultant/Peer Review certification in 2015 through Logan University College of Chiropractic. Dr. Colleen continued her training by successfully completing the Medical Compliance Specialist Physician (MCS-P) course, becoming certified in 2016.
In November 2020, she joined the KMC University team as a Documentation Specialist. Because of her time in patient care as an associate doctor in a large practice, she understands the need for accurate, up to date information regarding documentation, coding, billing, and compliance. One of Dr. Colleen’s goals is to contribute to the chiropractic profession by supporting doctors through the journey of lowering their risk by implementing compliant practices allowing them to concentrate on providing excellent chiropractic care to their patients.
Dr. Colleen lives in Florida with her wonderful family and is enjoying lifelong dreams of living by the ocean!
Quick Tips from Dr. Colleen:
After watching the webinar “Security Risk Management, A HIPAA Requirement”, I went to the government website and spent 4 hours trying to research what I needed to do and had to walk away as I was overwhelmed. After contacting my Account Manager, and setting a time to review the Compliance materials that are available at KMC University, I now feel this is what I was looking for…simple steps to walk from A-Z.