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Chiropractic documentation gap analysis

Recognize what’s missing to master your reimbursement and collections!

This Documentation Gap Analysis allows us to evaluate the significant components of your current Documentation program. It should take less than 5 minutes to complete.

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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

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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!

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OIG

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!

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Using OATs to Drive Functional Goals

What Are Outcome Assessment Tools (OATs), and How Do They Help with My Chiropractic Documentation?

Outcome Assessment Tools (OATs) are standardized questionnaire tools that help your chiropractic patient report on their current state. There are a variety of Outcome Assessment Tools (OATs) available today making it sometimes difficult to decide which one to use. When considering which OATs are best suited for your practice, you will want to consider several key factors, for example:

  • Body Region/Subject Matter
  • ADLs Covered
  • Time and Skill required to complete by the patient
  • Scoring
  • Do you have the legal right to use the tool?

How Do Outcome Assessment Tools (OATs) Help My Chiropractic Medicare Documentation?

In order to meet the quality reporting requirements as specified by CMS in their PQRS program, chiropractors who send claims to Medicare for Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy (CMT) using the codes 98940, 98941 or 98942 must submit a Functional Outcome Assessment (FOA) also known as Outcome Assessment Tools (OATs) for each visit during which a CMT is performed.

How Can the Use of Outcome Assessment Tools (OATs) Help My Chiropractic Documentation?

You will want to select the one that best evaluates each patient’s functional deficits in order to utilize the results for creating treatment goals. Outcome Assessment Tools (OATs)

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Kathy recently gave a one hour webinar on coding and billing changes for 2023 to our membership. The feedback from attendees was extremely positive with a deep appreciation to KMCU for sharing timely, relevant and important information/changes for members to use in their practices immediately. Thank you for sharing your expertise with Vermont, KMCU!

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