Coding, Compliance & Documentation Seminar

Coding & Compliance Seminar

The Most Comprehensive Seminar Available Today For Chiropractors, Physical Therapists and Physiatrists on Coding, Compliance and Documentation!

NOTE: For A Texas 16 Hour Course Outline Click Here
(In Texas, this course meets the 4-hour requirement for Ethics, Risk Management and Coding/Documentation & the 8-hour requirement for Medicare.)


The Hidden Secrets of Coding

  • Why You Have to Use The Exact CPT Code.
  • Insight Into The Little Know “Hidden” Definitions Of The CPT Code Book.
  • CPT Codes vs. ABC Codes.

Evaluation & Management Codes

  • The Three (3) Key Components Of An E/M Service.
  • The Proper Use Of Time In Determing The Proper E/M Code.
  • New vs. Established Patients.
  • A Simple Form That Will Audit E&M Codes in Seconds!
  • Documentation Guidelines: The KEY for properly coding E&M Services.

Physical Medicine Codes

  • When To Use An Osteopathic Manipulative Code Rather Than A Chiropractic Manipulative Code.
  • How To Determine An Increase In Spinal Function.
  • How To Bill For Two Codes Used At The Same Time.
  • How To Properly Determine Time.
  • The Defintion Of “One-On-One” Contact.
  • When To Use The Therapeutic Procedure Code And Neuromuscular Reeducation Code.
  • How To Bill Manual Therapy With A CMT/OMT.
  • The Proper Way To Bill Muscle Therapies.
  • Home vs. Office Based Therapy.

Outcomes Assessment

Outcomes Assessment Overview

  • What Are Outcome Assessments And Why They Are Important.
  • Attributes to Look for in Outcome Measures
  • Subjective vs. Objective Questionnaires
  • Classification of Outcome Assessments

Subjective Outcome Assessment Tools

  • General Health Questionnaires
  • Assessments of Pain
  • Condition-specific Outcomes
  • Psychosocial Questionnaires
  • Subjective Questionnaires and E&M Code
  • Patient Satisfaction Questionnaires
  • Predicting Outcomes in Low Back Pain
  • Strength and Endurance Testing
  • Spinal Orthopedic and┬áNeurological Testing
  • Spinal Range of Motion Testing
  • Surface EMG, Inclinometers, and Dynamometers
  • Spinal Adjusting Techniques
  • Outcome Measures for the Upper/Lower Extremities
  • Functional Capacity Exams

Application of Outcomes Assessment in Clinical Practice

  • Case Management in an Evidence-based Practice
  • Integrating Outcomes Assessment into Clinical Documentation
  • Establishing an “Outcomes-based Practice”
  • Using Outcome Assessments in Risk Management
  • Current Published Research Regarding Outcomes Assessment Tools

Practical Reality; An Outcome-based Practice

  • Putting Outcomes-based Management into Practice
  • Clinical Outcome Databases and Software Programs
  • Looking to the Future: Using Outcomes Management to Enhance your Practice
  • Documenting Medical Necessity to Validate Treatment


Documentation & Records

  • How to Create a Computer SOAP Note in Under a Minute.
  • How to Properly Document Exams and Test Results to Avoid Allegations of Fraud.
  • How to Keep Adequate Notes.
  • How Long Do I Keep Records?
  • How to Justify Treatment
  • What Review Doctors Look for to Cut Your Care
  • Why notes need to be legible and counter-signed



  • What is HIPAA? Am I a Covered Entity? Can I be excluded from HIPAA?
  • What Written Guidelines Should I Have In Place?
  • How to be Compliant in Minutes

The Risk Management Benefits of Having a Compliance Program

  • The 10 Most Common Billing Mistakes That Chiropractors Make in Practice.
  • Erroneous vs. Fraudulent Claims
  • Civil False Claims Act, HIPAA and Health Care Fraud
  • The 7 Essential Elements of An Effective Compliance Program
  • How to Easily Create a Compliance Program
  • The 4 Fraud and Abuse Areas Cited by the OIG
  • Why the Government Collected $1.7 Billion in Health Care Fraud in 2003.
  • MD/DC Clinics are LEGAL – Find Out What Makes Them ILLEGAL!