There is a lot of information on EMR [Electronic Medical Record]/ EHR [Electronic Health Record] out there. To be part of the healthcare system, you will need to have one. Everyone will have to use one by 2015 or face Medicare penalties. That is important, but one of the most important aspects of the EMR/EHR is creating a reporting system in your practice that is efficient, compliant and profitable. Reporting effectively to the MD is an important marketing tool and is overlooked by 99% of all practicing DCs.  Get organized in sending reports to area medical providers to promote your practice while showcasing your expertise and clinical competence – it is easier than you think.  This section is about reporting like an EXPERT in as much time as it takes to complete a travel card!

Reporting to the MD - the research

  Academy of Chiropractic’s MD Relationship Program #3 EMR Macros and Reporting to the Medical Community Documentation Consultation  From:  William J Owens Jr DC DAAMLP Good evening everyone,   You are all very much aware of my focus…

New Rules Coming

Academy of Chiropractic’s MD Relationship Program #3 EMR, Macros and Reporting to the Medical Community This is critically important information and I urge you to read it even if you do not practice in New Jersey.  This is an alarming national…

Notes, Notes, Notes

Notes, Notes and more Notes It is no longer acceptable to have hand written notes, those days are over as it exposes you to audits, paybacks and it seriously diminishes your reputation as a doctor.  I have discussed the following in consultations…

Global Outreach

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 MD Referral Program 

 From the Desk of William J Owens Jr. DC, DAAMLP, CPC   New content has been posted to the MD Referral Program.  
 What is a REAL marketing plan for your practice?  
 Why do so…

Consultation #10- Create a Clinical Note not a Story

#3 EMR, Macros and Reporting to the Medical Community  #10 - Create a clinical NOTE not a STORY Many DCs that I talk to feel that they have to document their patient encounter in a way that showcases their “technique” or their office…

Prepare the Beginning with the End in mind

#3 EMR, Macros and Reporting to the Medical Community   # 9 Prepare the BEGINNING with the END in mind  This is an important component to running an active and successful practice.  Whether you are working on letters of protection, liens…

Consultation # 8 - Prepare the BEGINNING with the END in mind

  #3 – EMR, Macros and Reporting to the Medical Community  Consultation # 8 - Prepare the BEGINNING with the END in mind   This is an important component to running an active and successful practice.  Whether you are working on letters…

Diagnosis and Reporting

Some of these questions are simple, but we dont often think about them until we need the information!  See below.  Question on the initials, do I diagnose a ACDF [Anterior Discectomy and Fusion] or just place it under surgical history? …

Implementing an Electronic Health Record

Implementing an Electronic Health Record This 6 minute video is posted on YouTube as an introduction to implementing an EMR system.  This is general information for the public, but this will get you started on the path to working directly…

Sending Your Reports

Consult #9 EMR Macros and Reporting Sending Your Reports We have talked at length about the importance of reporting.  Reporting is used for not only billing and collections, it is used for compliance and marketing as well.  You would…