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Reflect and Examine your Chiropractic Practice’s Status

Whats your Chiropractic Practices StatusWe tend to think of summer as a time for outdoor activities, vacations, and lounging in the sun! It can also be a time when our practices are less busy due to our patient’s summer activities and can be a perfect opportunity to reflect and examine your Chiropractic practice’s status.

Did you set goals at the beginning of the year? Where do you stand at the halfway mark? Are there any areas that are weak and need attention? And what needs to change moving forward? If you were to set a Treatment Plan for your practice like you do for any new episode of care for your patients, what would be the short and long-term goals? How are you tracking and measuring your practice’s progress towards those goals?

Just like a Progress Re-Evaluation

Just like a Progress Re-Evaluation is an assessment of how patients are progressing through and responding to their Treatment Plan, checking in on what your current practice status is and what needs to happen next to move towards the original goals set for the year provides clarity and direction.

One of the easiest parameters to track how a practice is progressing is a review of the documentation, coding, and billing habits of that practice. Using this potentially slower time of year to check-in and identify deficiencies and create steps to implement corrections would be a productive use of the less hectic summer.

We Can Help

Let KMC University help you evaluate your Chiropractic practice’s status by providing a Proactive Chart Review that includes a Report of Findings. Or, for a more thorough review, a Baseline Audit of 5 charts including a full report of the findings. This deeper dive chart review would also fulfill your annual compliance requirement to Conduct Internal Monitoring and Auditing for your OIG compliance Program.

Dr. Colleen Auchenbach graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic from Cleveland University Kansas City in December of 1998 and practiced for over 20 years. Her interest in Medical Compliance began when she earned the 100-hour Insurance Consultant/Peer Review certification from Logan University in 2015. She has been a certified Medical Compliance Specialist-Physician since 2016. In November 2020, Dr. Auchenbach joined the excellent team at KMC University as a Specialist and, as part of this dedicated team, is determined to bring you accurate, current, reliable information. You may reach her by email at info@kmcuniversity or by calling (855) 832-6562.


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