2017 Chiropractic Assistant

Speaker

Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC

Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC

Sponsored By ChiroTouch

Medicare, Coding and Billing for the Super CA
Saturday, December 2, 2017
8 Hours CE Credits

Even the most seasoned team members have questions about and are confused by Medicare, coding and billing. These topics change from year to year and often, we miss updates from carriers and the government required for compliance. Not only do Medicare rules change as often as the seasons, but carriers, consultants, and others in the profession each give a slightly different picture of “reality” This mastery session will cover details from basic to advanced about the nuances of Medicare, chiropractic coding, and billing and collections. A benefit to all team members, we’ll cover the following critical principles:

Medicare

Hour 1:

  • Exactly, in detail, how to administer Medicare in your office, including enrollment, participation, and patient eligibility to coding, collections, and hardship
  • Medicare maintenance from documentation to charges

Hour 2:

  • How to provide notice to Medicare patients for those services never covered by Medicare
  • The differences when billing and collecting for Medicare patient as opposed to cash or privately insured patients
  • Just why DCs may not opt out of Medicare

Hour 3:

  • The four reasons why participation in a Discount Medical Plan Organization (DMPO) makes perfect sense for Medicare patients
  • How the Medicare ABN factors into your Medicare financial policies

Coding

Hour 4:

  • Where did the codes come from and how does that history affect us?
  • The definitions and requirements for commonly used codes in chiropractic

Hour 5:

  • Strategies to find and use appropriate codes for services rendered
  • A complete understanding of timed codes and their requirements

Hour 6:

  • An understanding of the descriptive differences between 97140 and 97124 from treatment plan to documentation to coding
  • Being clear on procedures that qualify as 97110 and timed coding components of 97110

Billing and Collections

Hour 7:

  • Proper computer system set-up from DAY ONE to ensure that your patient data is ready for error-free billing
  • Electronic and paper billing timelines and secrets to ensure that a clean claim makes it to the other side for payment

Hour 8:

  • Line item payment posting and how the posting process dictates your follow-up procedures
  • A follow-up system that ensures that nothing slips through the cracks and that bills are paid in a timely fashion, every time
  • Successful scripts and action steps every front desk CA must know when collecting over the counter
  • Cash profit center collections

Bulletproof Your Documentation, Coding and Compliance
Sunday, December 3, 2017
4 Hours CE

Mastering the basics of recordkeeping and risk management has become more critical than ever with the passing of the Affordable Care Act, the MACRA legislation, and other state-level documentation and compliance rulings. No wonder chiropractors often question whether they’re doing the “right” things in these areas! Here’s your opportunity to get your answers right away, make sure you’re on track, and bulletproof your recordkeeping. Our 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. This training covers the action steps and know-how necessary to immediately take control of your documentation and compliance.

Hour 1: OIG Compliance and Chiropractic Risks

  • OIG Work Plan concerns target Chiropractic specifically
  • Know the minimum required documentation needed to touch a patient in your office
  • Learn to tell the patient’s story using good case management tools

Hour 2: Documentation requirements that you need to know

  • Initial and Subsequent visit documentation requirements specifically lined out by Medicare
  • Importance of timely documentation and risks involved if noncompliant
  • How to amend records is something is missing

Hour 3: Medical Necessity vs. Clinically Appropriate Care

  • What is medical necessity and how to prove it
  • When is care billable and when is it considered maintenance/supportive in nature
  • Do your records tell the whole story from first visit to discharge, beginning to end
  • What regions are billable and what regions are compensatory in nature

Hour 4: Coding and OIG Compliance

  • Elements of an OIG Compliance program
  • How to create proper policy and procedure for your practice
  • How to correct risky behavior regarding patient finances and your fee schedule

Speaker Bio

Since 1983, Kathy Mills Chang has been providing Chiropractors with hands-on training, advice and tools to improve the financial performance of their practices. Kathy is a Certified Medical Compliance Specialist (MCS-P) and is one of fewer than 100 certified in the chiropractic profession. Now celebrating her 31st year in chiropractic, Kathy is not only a well-known and sought-after speaker, but has served in National and State level Chiropractic Organizations, sits on diverse boards and advisory councils related to the profession, and is frequently invited to address Chiropractors in important conferences and seminars around the country.

In 2007, Kathy Mills Chang, Inc. was created to help chiropractors make and keep more money. As THE chiropractic reimbursement and compliance experts, their training arm, KMC University, effectively analyzes and enhances the financial performance of Chiropractic practices. Specializing in coding, documentation, insurance, patient financial procedures, Medicare and compliance, Kathy leads a team of 20 to deliver these solutions to the profession, both personally and virtually… making the implementation quick and cost-effective. You can find out more about KMC University at www.kmcuniversity.com.

2017 Schedule

Saturday, December 2nd – 8 Hours CE

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Registration/Visit With Vendors

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Kathy Mills Chang

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Visit with Vendors

10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Kathy Mills Chang

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Lunch

On Your Own

1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Kathy Mills Chang

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Visit with Vendors

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Kathy Mills Chang

Sunday, December 3rd – 4 Hours CE

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Registration/Visit With Vendors

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Kathy Mills Chang

Location and Hotel Information

Bally’s Las Vegas

3645 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109
TEL: 800-358-8777

The seminar will be held in the Jubilee Tower. The rooms in the Jubilee Tower are just an elevator ride to the seminar floor. The Indigo Tower is just a walk across the casino to the seminar room.

To book your room online please click here:

Bally's - Las Vegas

Jubilee TowerJubilee Tower
$105.00 Sun-Thurs (Includes Resort Fee)
$169.00 Fri-Sat (Includes Resort Fee)

Indigo TowerIndigo Tower
$89.00 Sun-Thurs (Includes Resort Fee)
$119.00 Fri-Sat (Includes Resort Fee)

As the bridge between old and new Vegas situated in the heart of  the Las Vegas Strip, Bally’s offers its guests convenience and class with a central location and well-suited amenities.

With the bevy of dining, shopping, and entertainment options, there’s no reason to leave in a hurry. But those who desire can easily stroll back and forth between Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas next door through the Le Boulevard shopping and dining area, or catch the Las Vegas Monorail to one of many locations on the Strip.

The casino has all the offerings with countless slot and video poker machines and all your favorite table games. There is also a high-limit area, a stadium-style race and sports book, a poker room and a comfortable 24-hour keno parlor. Bally’s Avenue Shoppes, a retail area full of specialty stores, is located on the floor below the casino.

Bally’s is also home to the Grand Bazaar Shops. This 2-acre outdoor complex with more than 100 retail outlets is located at the front of the property and inspired by great markets from around the world. It also features a 4,000-pound installation called the Swarovski Starburst,which drops every night at 9 p.m. and midnight during a three-minute sound and light show. 

Those looking to relax will enjoy The Spa at Bally’s, a salon, a state-of-the-art gym, eight championship tennis courts and a pool complex that includes an oversized heated pool, private cabanas and palm trees. 

One of the city’s first major high-rise hotels, Bally’s still has all the comfort, classiness and fun that fabulous Vegas vacations require in a great central Strip location. 

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