Northeast College of Health Sciences Live Training | 6 CE Hours Available

July 9th, 2022
1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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Efficient Coding, Compliance, and Documentation for the Chiropractic Office & Getting Started with HIPAA Compliance and Required Compliance Components of the No Surprises Act

Mastering the basics of recordkeeping and risk management has become more critical than ever with the increase in audits and recoupments. Thorough documentation is an obligation of every healthcare provider, regardless of your technique or your participation in third-party reimbursement. Layers of documentation requirements start with simply being a good doctor, meeting your board’s requirements, and including all necessary detail from a risk management perspective. All of this applies whether you deal with third-party reimbursement or not. Kathy Mills Chang’s distinctive approach to explaining case management leaves both doctor and team with a clear understanding of initial and routine visit documentation requirements, treatment planning, and compliance requirements.

At the end of this program, the attendee will be able to:

    • Reproduce the mechanics of the beginning of an episode of care from initial history to exam, diagnosis, and treatment planning
    • Duplicate the required elements for daily treatment notes and re-evaluation according to guidelines
    • Establish medical necessity for care and understand whether that care meets the standards for third-party reimbursement, or is maintenance, wellness, or other forms of non-third-party reimbursed care
    • Understand the requirements for documenting primary subluxations vs. secondary compensations, especially when technique-specific protocols dictate multiple regions of treatment
    • Interpret compliance advice and regulations directly from the Federal Office of Inspector General; when we’re operating in compliance, it’s much easier to sleep at night

Getting Started with HIPAA Compliance

Is your HIPAA Compliance program seriously outdated or non-existent?  Have you been given the task to begin to understand HIPAA rules and regulations and to implement some key components of the HIPAA requirements? This HIPAA Privacy and Security Training will get you started in the right direction! You will learn to identify aspects of HIPAA implementation that are often overlooked in clinics, resulting in serious violations and fines. We will help you identify your obligation to honor the patient’s rights and provide practical guidance on how to train staff to implement a solid Notice of Privacy Practices process. We will also address the importance of role-based access assignments for each of your team members. If you want to move toward adding a quality HIPAA Compliance program, this succinct and easy to understand training is a great starting point to quickly execute the key components in your practice, providing instant peace of mind.

Expected outcomes when you implement this training are:

    • Have a general understanding of HIPAA terminology for both HIPAA Privacy and Security
    • Become familiar with HIPAA Privacy and the role your Privacy Officer will take in your practice
    • Identify the patient’s rights with regard to the Notice of Privacy Practices and the clinic’s obligation to fulfill
    • Become familiar with the role a Risk Analysis plays in developing your program
    • Understand the importance of a Risk Management with regard to HIPAA safeguards

Required Compliance Components of the No Surprises Act

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 was enacted on December 27, 2020, with aspects of the No Surprises Act portion enforced on January 1, 2022. This resulted in providers nationwide scrambling to identify and implement the necessary changes. Unfortunately, halfway through the year, providers are putting their practice at risk by ignoring the part of the rule that applies to them. The rule is complex, aspects of it are in a transition stage, and portions are being challenged by medical associations. This does not mean that a provider can ignore the rules. Enforcement means penalty if not followed. It is vital that providers identify what portion of the law applies to them and immediately make changes to be compliant.

At the end of this session, the attendee will be able to:

    • Identify which portion of the complex regulation applies to their practice
    • Recognize proper use of a Good Faith Estimate vs Balance Billing Protection form
    • Formulate customized forms and training tools to meet regulatory guidelines
    • Adopt best practices and regulation standards during the patient intake process