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How Long Must I Retain Medical Records?

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Compliance

Medicare Part C/Advantage Plans Have Rules—Please Follow Them!

Hot Topics from the KMC University HelpDesk So many calls to our HelpDesk revolve around questions about these privately managed Medicare plans. Some providers and…

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Medicare

Why Document?

There are many valid reasons to document the encounter between you and your patient. It is essential to the practice for accurate record-keeping; it is valuable to the patient to have their medical history recorded for any future need, and it is required by the payer to indicate that the services that were billed were performed and coded correctly.

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Documentation & Coding

Make Your Summer Practice Productive

Reflect and Examine your Chiropractic Practice’s Status We tend to think of summer as a time for outdoor activities, vacations, and lounging in the…

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Documentation & Coding

Wait! You May Not Be Able to Charge Your Patient for That!

Hot Topics from the KMC University HelpDesk Our HelpDesk has received an increase in calls about when an office can charge a patient for a…

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Practice Finances

Help! That Wasn’t on The Boards

For most of us, the demands of school left little time to think about running a practice - how every decision is the practice owners, what forms and EHR to use, which insurance companies to contract with, what services to offer, etc.

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Documentation & Coding

Is This Visit the Same as the Last?

It can be a red flag if every daily visit note looks exactly like the one from the previous encounter. And this is often the case with the use of electronic health records (EHR).

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Documentation & Coding

New Patient Management with a Plan!

When you’re unwilling or unable to formally discharge a patient from active symptomatic care, you inadvertently create one of the more common audit triggers - seemingly ongoing active care that does not reflect the various phases of care available in your practice.

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Documentation & Coding

When is the Best Time to Audit?

There has been an abundance of records requests since the beginning of this year. I would imagine the providers that are receiving these requests wish they had initiated a chart review themselves before someone else asked to see how their documentation stood up to expectations.

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Documentation & Coding
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Beginning of the Year Paper Clean-Up

When we talk about documentation platforms, it is assumed that we are talking about Electronic Health Records (EHR). However, many practices use paper medical records to document their interactions with patients.

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Documentation & Coding