Documenting & Coding for Unproven, Investigational, or Experimental Procedures

Jul 10, 2018

Documenting & Coding for Unproven, Investigational, or Experimental Procedures


Brandy Brimhall


Tue 7/10/2018    
2:15 pm

As the practice of chiropractic expands and DCs explore new technologies and methodologies for treating and serving their patients, a Pandora’s Box of issues comes right along with it. The challenge is that although some of this treatment may be clinically appropriate as far as the provider is concerned, it may not meet with the standards of care published by state boards of examiners, insurers, or other governing bodies. Getting excited about a new technology and the possible results it can yield is fantastic, but DCs must consider all angles of using such treatment. And this includes mandates to get informed consent before providing this care.

After this training, attendees can expect the following outcomes:

• Define and recognize common procedures that may be deemed unproven, investigational or experimental
• Determine how individual state boards and payers view these various treatments
• Recognize guidance or rulings from state boards that dictate the need for informed consent
• Properly document the procedures in the medical record
• Apply correct coding to describe the procedure provided
• Personalize a sample Consent to Treat for the procedure provided