Billing and Coding (Calkins, Dec 8)
This course will ensure your practice is getting paid for your services. Bring yourself and your staff for information on how to navigate insurance company contracts, medical policies, claims, processing and of course ICD-10 diagnosis coding.
By the end of the seminar, you will be better able to:
- Understand different types of reimbursement and benefits as a network versus non network provider. How to join networks if desired.
- Explain the difference between Medicare “Par”/”Non-Par” status, and how to bill under either status.
- Clarify Chiropractic specific coding for ICD-10 and CPT. How to accurately report and maximize reimbursement.
- Determine patient benefit and know reimbursement expected from the insurance company and patient before your claim is processed.
Park by Student Entrance on Clawiter Road side of building, then look for signage directing you to the check-in area.
See Campus Map for details.
Emma Calkins is a Medical Billing & Coding Specialist with 9 years of experience in the field. She was raised by a Chiropractor and a medical biller, and remembers tearing the sides off of triplicate HCFAs (remember those?) to make them into bracelets as a child. It seemed natural to become a certified Medical Billing & Coding Specialist, and she quickly realized a true passion for getting healthcare providers payment for their services. After working in medical offices and for an insurance company she understood the need for quality, affordable medical billing services. This need arose from the steady decline in fee schedules along with an increased burden on those providers due to changes in healthcare law. As Founder and President of In Charge Office Solutions, Ms. Calkins set out to fill that need, alleviate some burden from the medical office, and is involved in every aspect of the company to ensure that quality is maintained.
See below for a list of credits available for this seminar.
Life Chiropractic College West is accredited by the CCE and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
NOTE to DCs licensed in: CO, CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IA, MD, MA, MI, MS, MT, NE, OH, OR, RI, SC, UT, VT, VA, WA, WY, BC, NB, ON, QC. These states generally accept programs sponsored by a college that is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE). These states and provincial boards do not require an application from CCE colleges. While it is higly likely that credits will be accepted, Life Chiropractic College West cannot guarantee that any session of this offering will be accepted by these licensing board(s). Life West urges licensees to familiarize themselves with the laws governing continuing education in the jurisdictions where they hold licensure.
Available Credit Hours
- 4.00 CA Chiropractic Board, Category A Exam/Adjust/BillingCalifornia Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Category A Exam/Adjust/Billing
Changes and Refunds
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Refunds for program registration are granted if requested in writing no later than one business day before program begins. If registrants cancel within one week of program start date, a $50 processing fee will be deducted from refunds.
Less than one business day before the program begins, registration is nonrefundable but a credit voucher may be issued. Vouchers must be requested within sixty days of the program. The credit voucher may be applied towards another Life West Postgraduate & Continuing Education program and must be redeemed within one year of the original scheduled program date or it will be forfeited. A $25 processing fee will be deducted from vouchers.