Recommend the number of visits
Many types of lower back pain require between one and three chiropractic visits weekly for two to four weeks. Then, patients undergo a re-examination to measure outcomes and create a maintenance plan. The recommended number of visits depends on the patient’s diagnosed condition and their overall treatment plan.
Recommend a maintenance program
Depending on the patient’s pain issues, chiropractors may recommend a maintenance program. That could include:
- Continuing with exercises following treatments
- Scheduling occasional manipulations if necessary
Outline what patients should expect during their care plans
Care plans should include what patients can expect during their first visit and expectations as they move forward through the plan. For example, during the first visit, patients can expect the chiropractor to determine if they are ready for an adjustment or if additional testing is necessary. These visits typically involve:
- The patient lying down or standing to receive their adjustment
- The chiropractor using their hands or a specialized instrument to apply directed and quick pressure to specific areas of the patient’s back or neck
Provide patient education regarding treatment evaluations
Chiropractors can use brochures, consultations, reports, and videos to provide patient education regarding treatment evaluations. Doing so provides context and meaning regarding the difference between chiropractic and medical care. Patient education also summarizes how:
- Patients and chiropractors work in partnership, meaning that what patients do at home between visits is just as essential as what happens during them
- The healing process works in stages, meaning that if a patient starts feeling better, they shouldn’t discontinue visits until the treatment plan is complete, or they might suffer a relapse
Smart Strategies for Creating a Welcoming Scenario for Cash Payers
Many practices opt for running cash practices to help reduce staff, the number of insurance claim issues, and malpractice premiums. Since patients may believe that chiropractic care must involve insurance coverage, practices should incorporate smart strategies for creating welcoming scenarios for cash payers.
Solutions like ChiroSpring help chiropractic practices create a more welcoming and ideal scenario for cash-paying patients:
- Track and report patient visits.
- Offer integrated payments.
- Create an automated billing process.
- Develop an automated patient education process.
Solutions for How to Create Chiropractic Care Plans for Cash Practices
Chiropractors must learn how to create chiropractic care plans, educate patients about them, and set up a streamlined implementation and billing process. Running cash practices makes it easier to provide care without the worry of handling insurance claims, and ChiroSpring has the solutions that chiropractors need to achieve that goal.
ChiroSpring is an all-in-one practice management and EHR system built specifically for chiropractors to help them regain face-time with patients, spend less time on back-office tasks, maintain a limited staff, and save operational costs.
To see how ChiroSpring can help you simplify how you manage your practice, reach out to one of our specialists today!