How do I address Chiropractic treatment goals if I see the patient once and no further treatment is necessary?

Answer
If a patient is seen once and no further treatment is necessary at that time, this would be considered an initial visit.

Chiropractic visits are categorized into two types of visits: initial and subsequent. Because this is an initial visit, you would create a treatment plan for the patient, and thoroughly document that the patient will not be back for future treatments. All documentation requirements for an initial visit would apply to this scenario.

Resource: CMS Internet Only Manual (IOM), Publication 100-02, Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, chapter 15 (PDF, 1.29 MB), section 240

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