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The Treatment of Neck Pain-Associated and Whiplash-Associated Disorders: A Clinical Practice Guideline (1 CE)

Join Dr. Andre Bussieres for this webinar that will review neck pain and its treatment.  Neck pain is one of the leading cause of disability wordwide, and the cost of neck pain treatment is rapidly increasing. The objective of the project described in the webinar was to develop a clinical practice guideline on the management of Neck Pain-Associated Disorders (NAD) and Whiplash-Associated Disorders (WAD). To formulate clinical recommendations, members of the Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI) considered high quality systematic reviews conducted by Optima and peer-reviewed literature. The project lead will present the key recommendations on the conservative management of NAD and WAD, and discuss their implication for clinical practice. He will also share available tools and resources to help apply these in practice.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss diagnostic triage and determine appropriate care strategies,
  2.  Review key findings of the Neck Pain Guidelines and their implications for clinical practice
  3.  Identify available resources for staying up to date

 

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Treatment of Post-Surgical Continued Spine Pain (PSCP) Using Cox® Flexion Distraction: A Discussion of Past, Present and Future Research (1 CE)

This on-demand presentation by Dr. James Cox, DC and Dr. Ralph Kruse, DC will discuss the treatment of post-surgical continued spine pain patients starting with case studies and progressing through retrospective reviews and ending with the current prospective multi-practice IRB approved study at Keiser University.

Learning Objectives:
1. Assess knowledge of the incidence, outcomes and sequela of spinal surgery. 
2. Identify clinical outcomes reported for the use of Cox Flexion Distraction for post-surgical spine conditions.
3. Evaluate knowledge of current research, and the necessity of future research for a growing patient population will be provided.

 

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Ten Evidence-Informed Ways to Improve the Effectiveness of the Adjustment (1 CE)

Join Dr. David I Graber, DC for this presentation on how improve the effectiveness of Chiropractic adjustments by applying some of the latest evidence. Dr. Graber will discuss neurological, mechanical, and contextual effects of spinal manipulation.  He will then explore the most accurate methods of analysis for finding where and how to adjust a patient.  Finally, Dr. Graber will examine the adjustment itself, citing natural history, contextual effects, and the physical procedure performed.

After viewing this webinar, registrants will be able to:

  1. Explain and perform specific “hacks” to improve the delivery of their spinal manipulation/chiropractic adjustments.
  2. Express and illustrate a better understanding of how evidence-based practices inform cervical spine adjustments.

 

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Learning the Language of Coding (1 CE)

Proper application of coding (CPT/HCPCS, ICD-10 and Modifiers) is essential for practice success!  Join this session to discuss the fundamentals of coding and why and how we must be confident in our code selections and application.  

Clean and correct coding is part of the framework for practices to:

  • Communicate to necessary parties
  • Minimize risk of denial and audit
  • Get paid properly by payors
  • Be effective and efficient with billing systems

Remember, getting paid doesn’t mean we get to keep these payments, particularly if the result of coding related errors!  Together, let’s walk through the language of coding and identify common coding errors, coding challenges and action steps for improved code selection!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Illustrate confidence in your code application and billing systems
  2. Apply a solid footing on the foundation of coding, a must-have for practice revenue cycle, risk management and cash flow
  3. Identify and fix coding and billing errors BEFORE payors do

 

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Medicare Coding and Documentation Toolkit: 4-Part Series (4 CE)

Minimize your losses, penalties or denials for Medicare reimbursement by taking this new multi-part course series, presented by Jennifer Rathmann, DC, and Lee Matthis, DC.  Enhance your knowledge and skills in documenting and coding for chiropractic services under the Medicare program.  Through this 4-part course series, you will learn how to navigate the various points in the timeline of care under the current limited coverage permitted for chiropractic care.  Avoid coding and documentation errors, which may have negative consequences on chiropractic practices such as improper or denied reimbursement or penalties.  Save time and money by utilizing these practitioner-recommended self-audit techniques, which will minimize the occurrence of time-consuming external audits. 

Each course in this series is worth 1 CE credit for a total of 6CE credits. Purchase each course individually or save 10% by purchasing the bundle.


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Documentation and Coding to Improve Patient Outcomes: 6-Part Series (6 CE)

This 6-part course series from Dr. Kevin Sharp will provide the fundamental knowledge necessary to appropriately document patient examinations, what payers need to see in the documentation, how to handle audits, appropriate coding, billing policies, and other relevant compliance-related concepts.  While the focus of the training will be to prepare Doctors of Chiropractic to run a compliant office, it will also show the value of tracking patient outcomes, illustrating improvement, and the positive impact that these tactics can make on both your practice and your patient’s success. 

Each course in this series is worth 1 CE credit for a total of 6CE credits. Purchase each course individually or save 10% by purchasing the bundle.

 

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Medicare Training for the Chiropractic Office (1 CE)

It's Medicare for Chiropractors 101!  Join Dr. Angela Kennedy for this guide to the fundamentals of Medicare for Chiropractors.  The purpose of this course is to provide doctors of chiropractic and their office staff training on proper documentation for Medicare of chiropractic services. Specifically, attendees will receive guidance on: chiropractic billing and documentation concepts, requirements for demonstrating medical necessity, determining coverage based upon Medicare requirements and addressing various issues that will help decrease claim submission errors.

 

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Build a Bulletproof Back Rehab Program Into Your Practice (2 CE)

This 2-part course provides comprehensive, practical instruction on how to introduce a simple, effective, evidence-informed low-back rehab program into any doctor’s practice, with little to no equipment needed. The course focuses on the key elements of any effective treatment protocol, including: how to take an airtight patient history, streamline your physical and orthopedic exam, prescribe a powerful treatment plan, gauge patient progress, and teach your patients how to maintain their results. This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to enable the busy clinician to build an effective low-tech/no-tech rehab protocol into their practice, or streamline their existing one.

Part 1 examines how to deliver an easy-to-understand report of findings to the patient, that improves patient outcomes, increases patient compliance, and sets realistic, reproducible outcomes for patient recovery. After viewing this webinar, registrants will be able to apply a clear treatment strategy to all patients and all conditions, that ensures reliable results, and less time wasted on ineffective treatments.

Part 2 discusses how chiropractors can build an effective low-tech/no-tech rehab protocol into their practice by applying simple treatment tactics, using five clinical tools: spinal manipulation, stretches, massage/foam rolling, exercise & lifestyle modification.  Upon completion of this course, registrants will also be able to create and explain return-to-work/return-to-play (RTP) guidelines for each patient that are safe, speedy and easy to understand.

Part 1 Learning Objectives:

1) Delivering an easy-to-understand report of findings to the patient, that improves patient outcomes, increases patient compliance, and sets realistic,
reproducible outcomes targets for patient recovery.
2) Applying a clear treatment strategy to all patients and all conditions, that ensures reliable results, and less time wasted on ineffective treatments.

Part 2 Learning Objectives:

1) Applying simple treatment tactics, using five clinical tools: spinal manipulation, stretches, massage/foam rolling, exercise & lifestyle modification.
2) Creating and explaining return-to-work/return-to-play (RTP) guidelines for each patient that is safe, speedy and easy to understand.

 

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