Meeting the “Medicare Episode of Care” Requirement Course
Recent OIG reports on chiropractic have not been favorable. Strategic Health Solution audits resulted in large recoupment and extrapolation amounts. Medicare has changed the documentation and coding guidelines again! Learn what Medicare defines as an “episode of care” and how to incorporate their guidelines without giving up your chiropractic roots. Dr. Fucinari will give us an overview of the Medicare changes and how to document to meet the scrutiny of a Medicare reviewer.
- What the Strategic Health Solutions audits taught us
- The Initial Visit Report in Medicare
- Re-evaluation Guidelines in Medicare
- The significance of Box 14 on the claim form
- What is an “Episode of Care”?
- When does the patient reach MMI?
Dr. Mario Fucinari has helped train doctors and staff over the last 20 years. He received his bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University in Detroit and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1986. Dr. Fucinari was the recipient of the 1998 and the 2003 President’s Award from the Illinois Chiropractic Society (ICS) for his work with education and training and most recently received the 2012 Chiropractor of the Year award from the ICS.
Dr. Fucinari has produced classes and publications on HIPAA, Clinical Documentation, Medicare, and Stroke and Cervical Manipulation. He is a worldwide speaker for NCMIC and several state associations and a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician [CCSP].