Tour image

Managing the Insurance Circus: Be the Ringmaster, Not the Act!

Discover the invaluable ways we can help with the insurance run around.
Recording and resources now available!

Watch Here!
Chronicles Banner 4

Don't miss the November 2023 edition!

We know you count on us to keep you up to date with the most important information in the profession. We have compiled updates, blogs, and news for you into this convenient digital publication.

Download Now

Need more guided help? Work with a KMC coach 1-on-1

Sometimes you need more than a self-service, on-demand program and need an expert to analyze your issues, train the corrections, and help you implement the changes, so they stick

Learn More
Dr Alan Sokoloff 1

New Course Available!

This course explains the significant role chiropractic care can play in the sports industry and how a DC can succeed as a Sports Chiropractor. Start your steps to success here!

Learn More

There's no need to fear the OIG. We've got your back!

The most effective chiropractic OIG compliance programs are scaled according to the size of the practice!

Learn More

PART Documentation

Medicare’s Guidance for the PART Process of Identifying a Subluxation

Document in a manner that gets you reimbursed by third-party payers who want to see objectively measurable data. That’s where PART comes in:

P= Pain or Tenderness: Pain elicited during the course of the examination, described in terms of location, quality, and intensity

  • Observed facial expressions of pain/discomfort
  • Antalgic postures and movements
  • Grooming deficiencies that could be due to pain limitations
  • Mood
  • Overt pain behaviors
  • Pain scales
  • Pain diagrams and drawings
  • Functional questionnaires (outcomes assessments)
  • Pain resulting from static palpation
  • Pain resulting from motion palpation
  • Pain reported duration regional and/or segmental ROM
  • Pain reported during physical, orthopedic, neurological and/or chiropractic examination procedures

A= Asymmetry or Misalignment: Asymmetry or misalignment may be described at the regional or segmental level

  • Observable regional asymmetry (posture/scoliosis screening)
  • Observed local asymmetry (static palpation)
  • Antalgic posture
  • Gait abnormalities
  • Functional or anatomical leg length discrepancies
  • Muscle atrophy and asymmetry

R= Range of motion abnormality: Abnormal range of motion, either hypermobility or hypomobility, may be described at the segmental or regional level; instruments that quantify range of motion or estimates are allowable

  • Active ROM
  • Passive ROM
  • Resisted ROM
  • Segmental motion palpation
  • Joint fixation (hypomobility)
  • Joint laxity (hypermobility)
  • Joint crepitus
  • ROM measuring devices

T= Tissue tone changes: Describe changes in the tone of the soft tissue such as muscles, tendons, fascia, skin, and ligaments.

  • Observable hypertonicity, spasm, hypotonicity, and atrophy
  • Fasciculations
  • Edema
  • Bruising, discoloration
  • Heat
  • Muscle-tendon crepitus
  • Muscle weakness
  • Heat measuring instruments

Learn more with our specialized training to improve your Medicare documentation immediately.

Go Back to Documentation

Image Image

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.

Amy D.