Save the Date for ChiroCare’s Spring Seminars; Is Meaningful Use Going Away?; Truth About 10,000 Steps; Moving or Retiring? Let us Know!
Save the Date! ChiroCare's Spring Seminars are Coming SoonAs the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) gears up to begin auditing chiropractic clinics on documentation and recordkeeping in 2017, ChiroCare is offering its providers in-person seminars that educate and promote documentation and recordkeeping principles and best practices. By attending, you will learn about recordkeeping fundamentals, common errors and how to avoid them, how to use outcomes assessment tools with treatment plans, and procedure and modality code supporting documentation, among other topics.
Seminars consist of both lecture and hands-on case studies. An application for six CE hours is currently pending approval. There is no cost to attend with exception of $35 for those doctors requesting Wisconsin CE hours for the May 12 or 14 seminars (we are not able to offer WI CE hours for the April 21 seminar).
Date Location (exact locations TBD)
April 21, 2016 Shoreview, MN
May 12, 2016 LaCrosse, WI
May 14, 2016 Northwestern Health Sciences University –
Watch the weekly News Flash for specific location details, additional information and online registration that will open soon. Please note the seminar agenda and presenters are the same for each location.
Is Meaningful Use Going Away?CMS announced in early January 2016 that its administration is working on an important meaningful use transition for its Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. After listening to concerns of physician organizations and consumer communities, this transition will likely include improvements in technology to allow for the best support of physicians and their patients.
According to CMS, “The EHR Incentive Programs were designed in the initial years to encourage the adoption of new technology to measure the benefits for patients. And while it helped us make progress, it has also created real concerns about placing too much of a burden on physicians and pulling their time away from caring for patients.”
While details around the upcoming changes will not be available for another few months, CMS will be inviting practitioners to submit comments as the proposed regulations roll out this spring.
For now, experts recommend continuing to use your EHR software and making technology improvements where necessary. After all, a key to high quality, patient-centered care is the coordination of care and collaboration among practitioners.
You have likely heard the recommendation that adults should take 10,000 steps a day. But, do you know where this number came from?
The origin of the 10,000 steps a day recommendation is believed to be tied to the Tokyo Olympics in 1964. According to Catrine Tudor-Locke, director of the Walking Behavior Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton, Rouge, La., pedometers sold in Japan during this time were marketed under the name “man-po-kei,” which translates to “10,000 steps meter.” The idea resonated with people and gained popularity with Japanese walking groups, and eventually, across the globe.
The Mayo Clinic reports less than half of U.S. adults get enough exercise and recommends adults achieve at least 150 minutes of aerobic physical activity a week. Encourage your patients to set a personal fitness goal that works for them and use a pedometer or another tool to tracking their physical activity. Whether the goal is to take 10,000 steps a day, take part in regular lap swimming, or biking the trails in the neighborhood, the important thing is to get up, get moving and have fun while doing it.
Moving or Retiring? Let us Know!When working through an office move, retirement or any other update to your contact information or availability, please be sure to notify CCMI. Most demographic changes can be reported by submitting the Practitioner Information Update Form which is available on ChiroCare Connect. Termination requests due to retirement or relocation outside of the CCMI service area, however, must be faxed no less than 120 days prior to the desired termination date.
Please contact our Provider Services team at 877-886-4941 with any questions about submission of updates.
Thought for the Week
“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” -Unknown
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