DOCUSPINE SCRIBE PROGRAM

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MODULE 1 – $299.00 – 10 hours

  1. Introduction to course instructors
  2. Overview of NSMG DocuSpine program
    1. What is a Scribe?
      1. Scribe characteristics
    2. What is a Scribe’s role in the practice?
    3. A career as a Scribe
    4. Guided curriculum process – how does the training process work?
    5. Program objectives
    6. Student Assignment
    7. Quiz
  3. Introduction to clinical documentation
    1. What is an EMR/EHR?
    2. Cloud vs local databases
    3. HIPAA
    4. Record keeping compliance
    5. Evaluations and SOAP notes
    6. What are CPT codes
    7. What are ICD-10 codes
    8. Student Assignment
    9. Quiz
  4. Chiropractic 101
    1. History of chiropractic
    2. Trends in spine care
    3. Trends in chiropractic
    4. Chiropractic’s role in spine care
    5. Chiropractor as Spine Management Physician
    6. Student Assignment
    7. Quiz
  5. Chiropractic 201
    1. Phases of chiropractic patient care
    2. Clinical rationale for treatment
    3. Outline and discussion of common chiropractic techniques
    4. Student Assignment
    5. Quiz

MODULE 2 – Anatomy 100 – $299.00 – 10 hours

  1. Introduction Bone Anatomy
    1. Skeletal system review
    2. Spinal bones
    3. Types of bone – cortical vs spongy
    4. Axial vs appendicular skeleton
    5. Vertebral anatomy – anterior vs posterior elements
    6. Physical examination overview
    7. Specialized tests
  2. Introduction to Muscular Anatomy
    1. Types of muscle in the human body
    2. Anatomy of a muscle fiber
    3. Trigger points, muscle spasm and hypertonicity
    4. Nerve supply to the muscle
    5. Physical examination overview
    6. Specialized tests
  3. Introduction to Nervous System Anatomy
    1. Central vs peripheral nervous system
    2. Types of nerves
    3. Nerve anatomy
    4. Basic spinal cord anatomy
    5. Sensory vs motor systems
    6. Flow of nervous information – afferent vs efferent
    7. Physical examination overview
    8. Specialized tests

MODULE 3 – Anatomy 200 – $299.00 – 10  hours

  1. Anatomy of the intervertebral disc
  2. Anatomy of ligaments and tendons
  3. Spondylosis, Spondylolisthesis, Spondylolyisis
  4. Spinal cord compression vs spinal cord abutment
  5. Anatomy of the disc osteophyte complex
  6. Lateral and central stenosis
  7. Facet syndrome

MODULE 4 – Documentation 100 – $299.00 – 10 hours

  1. E/M CPT Guidelines
    1. Requirements and definitions
  2. What are Vital Signs?
    1. Height and weight
    2. Blood pressure
    3. Respirations
    4. Pulse
    5. Oxygen Levels
  3. Past Medical/Social/Work histories
  4. What is a patient history?
  5. What is a physical examination?
  6. General overview of physical examination
    1. Neurological Testing – DTR, sensation, Muscle strength and associated dermatomes, myotomes
    2. Orthopedic testing – discussion and demonstration of testing rationale (what each test does)
    3. Range of Motion – AMA Guidelines – both global and segmental RO
    4. Palpation Terms – trigger points etc
  7. Organization of the Objective findings
  8. Patient Assessment and Research Macros
  9. Treatment Plans
  10. Goal Setting
  11. Documentation Sharing System – MDR focused reporting to Lawyers, MDs etc
  12. Narrative Reporting – medical chronology, permanency reporting and timely delivery

TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS  – 50 hours

TOTAL PROGRAM COST –    $1495.00