Imaging and Spinal Injuries: The Right Way to Support a PI Case

An insightful PI Power Hour featuring special guest Dr. Jeffrey Alan Cronk, DC, focused on the critical importance of comprehensively diagnosing and documenting the three types of spinal injuries and the role that imaging plays in that process. Dr. Cronk explained what documentation needs to include, the importance of storytelling documentation, and how professional guidelines can enhance documentation and support the patient’s case during deposition or trial. Dr. Cronk also shared his four foundations for exceptional PI practice growth.

End Denials and Reductions with Smarter Billing & Coding – Part 2

During part two of this two-session PI Power Hour, Michael Coates and nationally renowned billing and coding expert Sam Collins, director of the HJ Ross Network, take a closer look at billings do’s and don’ts for chiropractors, physical therapists and acupuncturists, and delve into the pain management side as well.

Beating the Insurers-Appealing Denials, Scrubbing EOBs & PI Documentation

Tips, risks (billing audits, penalties and legal and licensing exposures) and approaches for responding to insurer denials, including “not medically necessary,” “missing invalid modifiers,” “total time spent,” “diagnosis not consistent with the procedure,” and “diagnosis not substantiated by the patient records.

Credibility in PI is in the Documentation!

Dr. Kent Choi and Dr. Ellen Fitzenrider share with Michael their warnings against “cookie-cutter treatment plans;” their advice for treating “eggshell” patients and those with pre-existing conditions; using storytelling SOAP notes and patient journaling; managing specialist referrals; and improving compliance and EHR reporting.

PI Lien Law: How Friendly is Your State?

Strategies for how providers can enforce their medical liens; demand attorney transparency; handle statutes of limitation; auto coverage, and “at fault” issues; and leverage state bar attorney ethics rules to their advantage.

Tip-Toeing Through the Minefield: How to Manage Your Civil, Criminal and Licensing Risks

Examine how insurance fraud, kickbacks, improper fee reductions and illegal fee-splitting can happen – intentionally or otherwise – and the risks associated with using third-party intermediaries. They also review providers’ legal rights should they be investigated, how providers should deal with law enforcement, and when providers should retain a criminal defense attorney.