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  • Best Practices for Managing Lower Back Pain

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Includes a Live Event on 11/15/2018 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    This practical presentation will begin with a discussion of the current evidence-based evaluation and management of common lumbar structural pathology. The discussion will progress to review the most commonly overlooked “functional” problems that delay NMS recovery. In one way or another, these functional diagnoses contribute to many, if not all, of the lumbar structural diagnoses that chiropractors treat. Attendees will leave with immediately applicable, practical information for enhancing clinical outcomes.

    Thursday, November 15, 2018, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

    This practical presentation will begin with a discussion of the current evidence-based evaluation and management of common lumbar structural pathology. The discussion will progress to review the most commonly overlooked “functional” problems that delay NMS recovery. In one way or another, these functional diagnoses contribute to many, if not all, of the lumbar structural diagnoses that chiropractors treat. Attendees will leave with immediately applicable, practical information for enhancing clinical outcomes.

    This webinar is for 1 CEU credit, approved in all PACE states except Tennessee.  For more information on PACE and a complete list of state licensing boards that accept PACE, click here.

    Dr. Time Bertelsman, D.C., CCSP, DACO

    Co-Founder

    ChiroUp

    Bio

    Dr. Brandon Steele

    D.C., DACO Chiropractor

    Premier Rehab, ChiroUp.com

    Bio

  • Choosing Wisely: Spine Imaging- What are the Facts?

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 10/31/2018 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    In the next installment of our Choosing Wisely series, Dr. Andre Bussieres will focus in on ethical use of X-Rays in Chiropractic. The presentation will: • review the reasons why some clinicians use radiography routinely for patients with spine disorders, • discuss when diagnostic imaging is recommended and when it is not, • highlight potential adverse effects associated with routine diagnostic imaging.

    In the next installment of our Choosing Wisely series, Dr. Andre Bussieres will focus in on ethical use of X-Rays in Chiropractic.  The presentation will:

    • review the reasons why some clinicians use radiography routinely for patients with spine disorders, 
    • discuss when diagnostic imaging is recommended and when it is not, 
    • highlight potential adverse effects associated with routine diagnostic imaging. 

    Dr. Andre Bussieres

    Assistant Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy

    McGill University

    Professor- Chiropractic Department

    l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

    Bio

  • Choosing Wisely: Beyond the Myth

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/20/2018

    This Webinar will provide an overview of the ACA’s Choosing Wisely program, including how the program was developed, the rationale for each of the items on the ACA’s list, an explanation of what Choosing Wisely is and is not, and the significance of this program for the chiropractic profession.

    This Webinar will provide an overview of the ACA’s Choosing Wisely program, including how the program was developed, the rationale for each of the items on the ACA’s list, an explanation of what Choosing Wisely is and is not, and the significance of this program for the chiropractic profession. 

    Christine Goertz

    Chief Executive Officer

    Spine Institute for Quality (Spine IQ)

    Vice Chancellor for Research and Health Policy- Palmer College of Chiropractic

    Bio

    John M Ventura, DC

    Consultant

    Spine Care Partners, LLC

    Bio

  • Safety of Chiropractic Research Awareness, Exam and Treatment Procedures; and How to Safeguard Your Practice

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Are you familiar with the latest research on chiropractic safety? Ronald Farabaugh, DC, offers a refresher on the topic: "Safety of Chiropractic: Research Awareness/Exam and Treatment Procedures." The webinar will review the latest literature on spinal manipulation safety as well as the mechanics of a proper examination and the informed consent process. Information on the association between manipulation and stroke will also be discussed.

    Dr. Ronald Farabaugh

    August 16, 2018

    Are you familiar with the latest research on chiropractic safety? Ronald Farabaugh, DC, will offer a refresher on the topic: "Safety of Chiropractic: Research Awareness/Exam and Treatment Procedures." The webinar will review the latest literature on spinal manipulation safety as well as the mechanics of a proper examination and the informed consent process. Information on the association between manipulation and stroke will also be discussed.

    Dr. Ronald J. Farabaugh

    Farabaugh Chiropractic Office

    Bio

  • Ethical and Professional Practice Promotion

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Join Dr. Heidi Henson as she discusses how to market and promote your Chiropractic business in an ethical and professional way. Dr. Henson will highlight the many dos and don'ts of practice promotion, while offering the advice on how to best fine tune your marketing towards your potential patients. This presentation is part of ACA's "New Doctor Toolkit", designed to help give those doctors beginning their practices the best chance to succeed.

    Dr. Heidi Henson

    Recorded July 19. 2018

    Join Dr. Heidi Henson as she discusses how to market and promote your Chiropractic business in an ethical and professional way.  Dr. Henson will highlight the many dos and don'ts of practice promotion, while offering the advice on how to best fine tune your marketing towards your potential patients.  This presentation is part of ACA's "New Doctor Toolkit", designed to help give those doctors beginning their practices the best chance to succeed. 

    Dr. Heidi Henson, DC

    Owner & Medical Director

    Southern Oregon Spine + Rehab

    Bio

  • Theory-Driven and Evidence-Informed Chiropractic: A 6-Hour Survey

    Contains 13 Component(s), 6.00 credits offered

    Join Dr. Robert A. Leach, author, clinician, and scientist/practitioner is the Mississippi Delegate to the American Chiropractic Association HOD since 2013, and who currently serves on the Public Health Committee, as he provides a 6-hour survey on modern chiropractic. This 6 CE course examines various sections of theory-driven and evidence-informed chiropractic, debunks common misconceptions about the field, and also explores new work being done in the chiropractic world.

    Recorded July 2018

    Join Dr. Robert A. Leach, author, clinician, and scientist/practitioner is the Mississippi Delegate to the American Chiropractic Association HOD since 2013, as he provides a 6-hour survey on modern chiropractic.  This 6 CE course examines various sections of theory-driven and evidence-informed chiropractic, debunks common misconceptions about the field, and also explores new work being done in the chiropractic world.

    A native of Des Moines, Iowa, more than 25,000 copies of Dr. Leach's classic textbook, The Chiropractic Theories, have been distributed since 1980. Now in its fourth edition, it is published by Wolters Kluwer—Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. In addition, he has published or presented several dozen scientific papers from clinical subjects ranging from children with attention deficit hyperactivity to correlates of the flexion/relaxation electromyography test, and from PulStar fixation analysis reliability testing and treatment of infantile colic to public health and wellness issues.

    In 2006 he earned a Master of Science degree in Health Education and became a Certified Health Education Specialist. Previously a recipient of numerous awards from the Mississippi Chiropractic Association, in 2007 he was named, “Health Educator of the Year” by the Mississippi Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD). In addition to continuing in full time practice since 1979, Dr. Leach continues to write and lecture. He has served as a Delphi Panelist for a number of published best practices guidelines in the past decade including recommendations for chiropractic care for infants, children and adolescents, for older adults, and for health promotion, disease prevention, and wellness.   


    Number of CEU Credits Offered: 6

    Dr. Robert Leach

    D.C., M.S., F.I.C.C.(h), C.H.E.S.

    Leach Chiropractic

    Bio

  • Medicare Training for the Chiropractic Office

    Contains 16 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered

    The purpose of this course is to provide doctors of chiropractic and their office staff training on proper documentation for Medicare of chiropractic services.

    The purpose of this course is to provide doctors of chiropractic and their office staff training on proper documentation for Medicare of chiropractic services. Specifically, attendees will receive guidance on: chiropractic billing and documentation concepts, requirements for demonstrating medical necessity, determining coverage based upon Medicare requirements and addressing various issues that will help decrease claim submission errors.


    Number of CEU Credits Offered: 1

    Angela Kennedy DC, MBA

    Angela Kennedy is the former Senior VP for Education and Health Policy at ACA. Dr. Kennedy holds a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in operations management from Loyola University in Chicago, a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences with a concentration in genetics from the University California, Irvine, and a doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic West.

  • Provider Non-discrimination Toolkit

    Contains 5 Component(s)

    ACA has received numerous questions as to the applicability of Section 2706 in many different scenarios. While it has not yet been determined specifically how this provision will be enforced in regard to certain specific payer policies and practices, ACA is steadfastly working to ensure that all the strength originally intended to be held by this provision remains, and that it will remain a bulwark of protection for doctors of chiropractic for years to come. The information below is intended to add as much clarity as possible and to help providers and their staff to become more familiar with Section 2706.

    ACA has received numerous questions as to the applicability of Section 2706 in many different scenarios. While it has not yet been determined specifically how this provision will be enforced in regard to certain specific payer policies and practices, ACA is steadfastly working to ensure that all the strength originally intended to be held by this provision remains, and that it will remain a bulwark of protection  for doctors of chiropractic for years to come. The information below is intended to add as much clarity as possible and to help providers and their staff to become more familiar with Section 2706.

    Julie Lenhardt

    Former Senior Director, Payment Policy

    American Chiropractic Association

  • HIPAA for the Small Provider

    Contains 4 Component(s)

    ACA is proud to host a FREE four-part webinar series on HIPAA for the Small Provider, presented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights.

    Session 1: 

    Presenters: Hyla Schreurs and Rachel Lips

    General Information

    • OCR Overview
    • Who is Covered by HIPAA (Covered Entities and Business Associates)
    • • How the compliance process works

    Privacy Rule

    • What is and isn’t PHI 
    • Permitted Uses and Disclosures
    • Incidental Disclosures
    • Minimum Necessary Standard
    • Authorizations
    • Marketing
    • Administrative Requirements (Designate a Privacy Officer, Designate Person/Office to Receive Complaints, Provide Training, Develop and Implement Policies and Procedures)
    • Covered entities’ duties

    Session 2:

    Presenters: Hyla Schreurs and Emily Prehm

    • Individual Rights (NPP, Access, Amendment, Accounting, Alternative Communications, Request Restriction, Complaints to the CE and OCR)

    Session 3:
    Presenters: Meghana Shah and Karel Hadacek
    Security Rule

    • Definitions/General Rules
    • What is Covered
    • Standards and Implementation Specifications
    • Administrative Safeguards
    • Physical and Technical Safeguards
    • Organization Requirements
    • Security Rule Resources

    Session 4: 
    Presenters: Emily Prehm and Rachel Lips
    Breach Notification Rule

    • Definition of Breach
    • Notification to the Individual, Media, and HHS
    • Breach Highlights
    • What Happens when HHS/OCR receives a Breach Report

    Enforcement

    • Compliance Trends/Challenges
    • Complaint Process/Enforcement Process
    • Recent Enforcement Actions and General Enforcement Highlights
    • Compliance Challenges

    Breach and Enforcement examples

    Hyla Schreurs, J.D.

    Supervisory Equal Opportunity Specialist

    Rachel Lips, J.D.

    Equal Opportunity Specialist

    Emily Prehm, J.D.

    Equal Opportunity Specialist

    Meghana Shah, J.D.

    Equal Opportunity Specialist

    Karel Hadacek, J.D.

    Equal Opportunity Specialist

  • Functional Evaluation

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    The webinar will cover the basics of functional evaluation, beginning with how to establish a functional baseline. Topics include: interpreting functional analysis, the importance of identifying dysfunctional movement patterns, the adverse effect of pain provocation on motor control, and assessing function in loaded and unloaded positions. Participants will learn how to put it all together to design a functional intervention.

    The webinar will cover the basics of functional evaluation, beginning with how to establish a functional baseline. Topics include: interpreting functional analysis, the importance of identifying dysfunctional movement patterns, the adverse effect of pain provocation on motor control, and assessing function in loaded and unloaded positions. Participants will learn how to put it all together to design a functional intervention.

    Dr. George K. Petruska

    DC, DACRB

    Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center

    Bio