18 Hour CE Course
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Total CE Hours: 18 CE Hours in Ethics
This package contains 3 courses. Take each course when it's convenient for you. Use the CE Hours in 2 different renewal periods OR in all in the same renewal.
Description: Based on the text Hands Heal, by Diana Thompson, this package of 3 courses examines the “how and why” of massage and bodywork communication, documentation, insurance billing and ethics, including crucial information on HIPAA regulations. Learn how to refine your documentation and communication skills; improve your ability to bill for third party reimbursement, and reduce your risk of ethical problems. The textbook’s innovative and reader-friendly content includes case studies, sample forms and abbreviations related to energy work, on-site massage, relaxation, spa and massage therapies. This is an essential reference for your professional library. The 3 courses in this package are:
Communication and Ethics:
Documentation and Ethics:
Insurance Billing and Ethics:
|Communication and the Therapeutic Relationship
|Communication with the Health Care Team
|Communication with the Legal Team
|Documentation: Intake Forms
|Documentation: SOAP Forms
|Wellness Charting: Energy Work, Relaxation Therapies, Event, On-Site and Spa Venues||1.5 hours
|Total of 3 Open-Book Tests and Course Evaluations
"Most insurance carriers require a diagnosis to remiburse for services, regardless of your ability to diagnose. If diagnosing is not within your scope of practice, simply transfer the diagnosis from the prescription to the HCFA 1500. Filling in the diagnosis code (ICD-9) on an HCFA 1500 form will not be constructed as acting outside your scope of practice, as long as a referring HCP provided the codes for you and the prescription is on file...." from Hands Heal: Communication, Documentation and Insurance Billing for Massage Therapists, 3rd. ed. (2005) by Diana Thompson, page 197
When filing an insurance claim, the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) form asks for the client's diagnosis. Since medical diagnosing is NOT within a manual therapist’s practice, simply
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