Now that each chart is separate and the needle applications/procedures are carefully documented for each condition, you have met the legal standard for most states. The carrier will have no record of treatment and will assume that the case is inactive.
Remember, the following is a general national guideline but state laws vary.
Perhaps the easiest way to go over this issue is by example.
In many states, an acupuncturist cannot accept cash for the worker’s compensation related lower back pain and must bill the worker’s compensation insurance carrier unless there is a written denial by the carrier.
Keep separate chart notes for John Doe with separate computer entries for billing.
Carefully document the patient intake in each chart relevant to each complaint and log the acupuncture points used.
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