This six-hour seminar will assist the practicing DC in managing risks by discussing the important “Red Flags” that all patients should be screened for before starting treatment; by outlining efficient documentation strategies; by encouraging effective doctor-patient communication, and by discussing appropriate coding, billing and business practices.
At the conclusion of this seminar, the participant should be able to:
• Improve their history and examination process to be able to more effectively identify “Red Flags” suggesting serious pathology in patients presenting with common spine disorders, identify contraindications for conservative management, and know how to take appropriate action for those patients.
• Understand the elements of malpractice and professional misconduct.
• Perform an appropriate informed consent process with patients, and be able to participate in an effective discussion with patients regarding the risks, benefits and alternatives of a proposed treatment plan.
• Understand basics of effective documentation of care.
• Develop an effective strategy in their practice for managing Medicare patients.
• Recognize the challenges of properly coding and documenting some common procedures, and improve their office procedures to face those challenges.
• Formulate strategies to make their written and verbal communications with patients and other healthcare professionals more relevant and effective.