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Risk Management and Malpractice - Chiropractic Assistant


Risk 141
Safe and Compliant Marketing

1.0

$20.00 USD

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  • Recognize and execute the rules to avoid inducement violations
  • Define what you CAN give away for a first visit that will not break the rules. 
  • Implement compliant initial visit screening services as part of a new patient offer
  • Apply risk management rules to avoid offering free services to some and not others
  • Modify your current marketing strategy to attract new patients while being compliant

Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC

AudioVisual Course

Risk 139
Prohibited Patient Solicitation

1.0

$20.00 USD

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  • Assess limits of state, federal and board authority regarding the prohibition of solicitation of patients by, and on behalf of, chiropractors. 
  • Explain distinctions between general marketing and intrusive solicitation, and the reasons for the regulation of each
  • Demonstrate how the courts protect businesses’ right to advertise and how they discourage deceptive practices. 
  • Distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate/illegal marketing relating to fees and professional services. 
  • Examine criminal and civil laws associated with overly aggressive chiropractic advertising.

Peter Van Tyle, Esq

AudioVisual Course

Risk 137

Minimizing Risk by Preventing Medicare Improper Payments


1.0

$20.00 USD

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  • Distinguish between fraud, waste and abuse
  • Utilize your Medicare Local Coverage Determination (LCD)
  • Describe how a “reactive” approach to compliance with these guidelines may place you risk for penalties, fines, and potential conviction
  • Follow critical compliance requirements for minimum, mandatory, annual self-audits and chart reviews
  • Detect common billing protocols that are red-flags for third-party auditors and chiropractic boards of examiners

Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC

AudioVisual Course

Risk 136

Managing Risk Using the 2018 OIG Chiropractic Portfolio


1.0

$20.00 USD

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  • Be able to identify the definitions of Fraud, Waste and Abuse and how they may show up in day-to-day practice
  • Become aware of the source of overpayments, including not-medically necessary care, maintenance care, and active treatment
  • Apply the guidance from the OIG to your state and carrier regulations since they are a resource to these groups
  • Recognize insufficient documentation and incorrect coding before the billing takes place
  • Implement the action steps recommended by the OIG to eliminate incorrect documentation, billing and coding practices to reduce compliance risk

Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC

AudioVisual Course

Risk 135

Record Retention and Disposal and the 18 PHI Identifiers


1.0

$20.00 USD

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  • Identify the 18 PHI Identifiers
  • Awareness of other HIPAA related documentation and the appropriate retention period
  • How to confirm retention period for healthcare records
  • Recognize required security measures and their value to practice risk management
  • Implement policy and protocol for compliant and secure disposal of records

Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC

AudioVisual Course

Risk 134

Risk Management - Social Media and Cloud Computing


1.0

$20.00 USD

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  • Understand what social media really is and what it means to your practice
  • Identify the benefits and the risks of social media
  • Find out what state boards and other governing entities have to say about social media being used in healthcare facilities
  • Recognize the boundaries of social media in healthcare
  • Learn how to implement an effective and appropriate social media policy to protect the provider, the employees and the patients
  • Improve your understanding of the “cloud” along with the benefits and risks of cloud computing
  • Apply your knowledge of the cloud as you make decisions and policies for your practice and all content stored or placed onto the cloud

Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC

AudioVisual Course

Risk 133

Legal Do's and Don'ts All Chiropractors Should Know


2.0

$40.00 USD

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Hour 1

  • Identify various types of billing irregularities and impact on healthcare expenditures.
  • Distinguish upcoding from bundling within the context of irregular billing schemes.
  • Demonstrate how and when exceeding a state’s scope of practice becomes “the unauthorized practice of medicine.”
  • Explain the restrictions states’ scopes of practice place on healthcare providers’ authority to treat and diagnose patients.
  • Discuss how invoicing unrendered medical services impacts third-party payers.
  • Interpret chiropractic boards’ positions on testimonial advertising and how best to comply.

Hour 2

  • Identify what constitute a false claim under the False Claims Act.
  • Discriminate a kickback from a self-referral.
  • Trace how anti-kickback legislation arose and examine its prohibitions.
  • Explain the enactment of Stark legislation arising on the heels of anti-kickback bans.
  • Assess providing nutritional counsel within the context of “the practice of medicine.”
  • Evaluate identity theft and its impact on patients, providers and the cost of healthcare.
  • Discriminate between illegal copayment waivers from proper hardship waivers.
  • Discuss court cases instancing successful prosecution of healthcare fraud.

Peter Van Tyle, Esq

AudioVisual Course

Risk 132

Protect Your Practice with Innovative Risk Management Techniques


1.0

$20.00 USD

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  • Analyze charges and documentation on a daily or per visit basis to ensure accuracy and compliance
  • Compile accurate and comprehensive responses to documentation or record requests
  • Recognize and avoid confusing HIPAA privacy issues that can cost you time and money
  • Identify key areas that lack written policies causing increased risk in the practice
  • Evaluate your current written procedures and appraise the need for additional content

Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC

AudioVisual Course

Risk 111
Malpractice Primer: The Basics

1.0

$22.00 USD

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  • Describe each of the four elements of malpractice
  • Differentiate between a bad treatment result and malpractice
  • Define Duty, Dereliction of Duty, Direct causation, and Damage
  • Search out a case report on-line or in a law library by using the case citation

Jacob Ladenheim, JD

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