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  • Contains 8 Component(s)

    This 4-part series will cover: Part 1: The HIPAA Privacy Rule – Overview and Individual Rights Part 2: Overview of the HIPAA Security Rule Part 3: Overview of the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule Part 4: Overview of HIPAA Enforcement (There are no CE credits for these webinars.)

    Part 1: The HIPAA Privacy Rule – Overview and Individual Rights

    This session will provide an overview of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), and an overview of who is covered by HIPAA.  We will discuss the key provisions of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, with an in-depth discussion of an individual’s right to access their medical record.   

    General Information

    -OCR Overview

    -Who is Covered by HIPAA (Covered Entities and Business Associates

    Privacy Rule

    -What is and isn’t PHI

    -Permitted Uses and Disclosures

    -Incidental Disclosures

    -Minimum Necessary Standard

    -Authorizations

    -Marketing

    -Sale of PHI

    -Administrative Requirements (Designate a Privacy Officer, Designate Person/Office to Receive Complaints, Provide Training, Develop and Implement Policies and Procedures)

    -Individual Rights (Notice of Privacy Practices, Access, Amendment, Accounting, Alternative Communications, Request Restriction, Complaints to the Covered Entity and OCR)

     

    Part 2: Overview of the HIPAA Security Rule 

    This session will provide an overview of the HIPAA Security Rule.  We will discuss the type of information that is covered by the rule; the standards and implementation specifications outlined in the rule; as well as necessary administrative, physical and technical safeguards.  Participants will also receive links to helpful Security Rule resources    

    Security Rule

    -Definitions/General Rules

    -What is Covered

    -Standards and Implementation Specifications

    -Administrative Safeguards

    -Physical and Technical Safeguards

    -Organization Requirements

    -Security Rule Resources


    Part 3: Overview of the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule

    This session will provide an overview of the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule.  We will discuss the definition of a breach; when a breach needs to be reported; and what happens when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights receives a breach report. 

    Breach Notification Rule

    -Definition of Breach

    -Notification to the Individual, Media, and HHS

    -Breach Highlights

    -What Happens when HHS/OCR receives a Breach Report

     

    Part 4: Overview of HIPAA Enforcement

    This session will provide an overview of HIPAA enforcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights.  We will discuss current compliance trends as well as recent enforcement actions.   

    Enforcement

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

     (There are no CE credits for these webinars.)

    Rachel Lips, J.D.

    Rachel Lips has been an Investigator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Rocky Mountain Region, since November 2016. Rachel received a Juris Doctor from the University of North Dakota School of Law and is admitted to practice law in the state of North Dakota. She also received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Studies from the University of North Dakota.  Rachel lives in Parker, Colorado with her husband, Kellen, and their dog, Chloe. They enjoy traveling and spending time with their family and friends. 

    Hyla Schreurs, J.D.

    Meghana Shah, J.D.

    Meghana Shah, J.D., is an experienced Investigator at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights.  She conducts complaint investigations, compliance reviews, and outreach; and provides expert technical assistance on HIPAA and Federal civil rights laws which prohibit discrimination in the delivery of healthcare and human services. 

    Amy Horrell

    Amy initially joined OCR as a contractor on March 31, 2015, and was transitioned to a full-time Federal government Investigator position on May 26, 2020.  She was admitted to the practice of law in Colorado after becoming a 1996 graduate of the University of Wyoming College of Law.  In addition to working as a corporate counsel and privacy officer for Coram, a national healthcare provider for nearly five years, Amy also has experience working in law enforcement, the military and as a prosecutor.  While working as a Denver Police Officer, Amy was awarded the medal of valor.  As an undergraduate, Amy attended Adams State College and graduated with honors.  In her free time, Amy enjoys outdoor activities, such as running and hiking with family members and friends.      

    Emily Prehm, J.D.

    Susanne Holloway

    Susanne Holloway is an Equal Opportunity Specialist for the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights. Susanne joined the Rocky Mountain Region as an Investigator in May 2019 after previously working for OCR in 2015 as a law student intern/extern. Susanne has a Juris Doctor with an American Indian Law Certificate from the University of Colorado Law School; a Master of Arts (Public Theology) from United Theological College; a Master of International Studies from the University of Sydney; and a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Graceland University.  Susanne has experience in health law, civil rights law, civil litigation, international law, Indian law, and Indigenous peoples rights. Prior to attending law school, Susanne worked in various roles for several nonprofit organizations in Australia, Colorado, and Massachusetts. Susanne lives in Boulder with her husband and two children.

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this class, Dr. Hewitt will introduce doctors and students to the five key questions to ask during the history to document the potential presence of joint dysfunction in infants. Ranging from in utero health through the process of labor and delivery, attendees will learn about the protective mechanisms built into the birth process, as well as the impacts on the newborn’s musculoskeletal system when a birth doesn’t go as planned. As always, throughout her presentation Dr. Hewitt will pepper her instruction with clinical pearls from her 34 years of experience in pediatric practice.

    In this class, Dr. Hewitt will introduce doctors and students to the five key questions to ask during the history to document the potential presence of joint dysfunction in infants. Ranging from in utero health through the process of labor and delivery, attendees will learn about the protective mechanisms built into the birth process, as well as the impacts on the newborn’s musculoskeletal system when a birth doesn’t go as planned. As always, throughout her presentation Dr. Hewitt will pepper her instruction with clinical pearls from her 34 years of experience in pediatric practice. 

    Learning Objectives: 

    1. Discuss the impact of intrauterine constraint on the musculoskeletal (MSK) system 

    of the fetus. 

    2. Summarize the etiologies of joint dysfunction in newborns. 

    3. Describe the impact of the length of labor and delivery on neonatal MSK health. 

    4. Recognize the four signs of potential joint dysfunction following trauma in the preverbal child. 

    This program is sponsored by Logan University. 

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    Elise G. Hewitt

    DC, DICCP, FICC

    Dr. Hewitt is the program founder of Logan University’s Master of Science in Integrative Pediatrics. She is a board-certified pediatric Doctor of Chiropractic and one of the foremost authorities in the specialty of chiropractic pediatrics. Dr. Hewitt has spent more than 30 years advocating for the chiropractic care of children and served as president of the ACA Pediatrics Council for 10 years. In addition to treating children in her pediatrics-only practice in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Hewitt is a member of the prestigious NCMIC Speakers Bureau for which she teaches all aspects of pediatric practice. Dr. Hewitt was named 2019 Pediatric Chiropractor of the Year by the ACA Pediatrics Council.

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    If your practice is looking to grow, this session will help you build a robust game plan for tackling the online space so you can consistently draw in new patents to your practice and help more people in your community. Learn the ins and outs of the primary activities you should be doing online to connect with more people, educate your community, position yourself as the authority, and draw in new patients.

    If your practice is looking to grow, this session will help you build a robust game plan for tackling the online space so you can consistently draw in new patents to your practice and help more people in your community. Learn the ins and outs of the primary activities you should be doing online to connect with more people, educate your community, position yourself as the authority, and draw in new patients.

    Learning Objectives:

    Describe best practices for your website 

    Identify how to position yourself on Google 

    Analyze the proper way to use social media promotion 

    Explain how to tap into marketing and automation 

    This presentation is provided as a resource to our members in conjunction with our members only white paper, SEO Basics for Chiropractic Practices. These materials seek to help elevate our members who have an active interest in mastering digital promotion and marketing skills that will further support the growth of their practice. 

    Additional reading: https://www.acatoday.org/news-...

    Nick Fischer

    Founder • Digital Marketing Consultant

    ChiroBasix

    Nick Fischer is the founder of CHIROBASIX, a digital marketing agency that specializes in helping practices grow by positioning them online to drive in new patents and increase retention rates. Nick is the author of the book “Chiropractor’s Marketing Playbook”, the host on the “Chiropractic Practice Success” podcast, and an active member of the ACA. 

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/16/2020

    The purpose of this roundtable is to highlight diverse perspectives from broadly ranging stakeholder types in the chiropractic profession through a conversation that explores how organizations and communities are responding to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

    The purpose of the roundtable is to highlight diverse perspectives from broadly ranging stakeholder types in the chiropractic profession through a conversation that explores how organizations and communities are responding to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

    Dionne McClain, DC, chiropractor, educator and Vice Chair of the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners delivered the keynote address, followed by a moderated panel discussion of leading experts in their communities who shared their experience and insights on what their organizations are doing specifically, where the gaps are in each community, and how leaders can address these gaps. 

    Moderated Discussion Panel

    Moderator: Nakiesha Pearson, DC, Associate Professor, Clinical Sciences at National University of Health Sciences. 

    Panelists: 

    Dionne McClain, DC, Vice Chair, California Board of Chiropractic Examiners. 
    Micheala Edwards, DC, President of the American Black Chiropractic Association. 
    Angel Ochoa-Rea, DC, CEO Spectrum Chiropractic, Life Chiropractic College West, Board of Trustees Member 
    Joshua Lederman, DC, Co-Owner, McAndrews Chiropractic Clinic, Member, ACA’s Committee on Diversity Equity, and Inclusion. 



    Dionne McClain

    DC

    Vice Chair, California Board of Chiropractic Examiners

    Dr. Dionne McClain is a Chiropractor who specializes in functional nutrition and Sports injury. She has also served as a Qualified Medical Evaluator and was previously an adjunct professor at SCUHS. In addition to her regular practice, she provides ergonomic and work site evaluations. She has received extensive training in nutrition, prenatal and pediatric chiropractic care and is a certified lactation educator.

    She graduated from the University of Southern California (U.S.C.), receiving her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and continued with graduate work in Athletic Medicine working extensively with the athletic department there.  She later received her MBA in health care management and her doctorate degree from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (aka Southern California University of Health Sciences). Dr. McClain was appointed to the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners in 2014 and currently serves as the board’s vice chair and chair of the continuing education committee. She has served as a delegate to the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards and was recently appointed to their committee on diversity. She has published articles in Volleyball magazine, appeared on several radio stations as an expert in the field, she has served as team doctor to several college and professional teams and lectures on varies health and wellness topics throughout the region.

    Dr. McClain owns McClain Sports & Wellness Inc. located in the Miracle Mile/Beverly Hills area of Los Angeles. 

    Micheala Edwards

    DC

    President, American Black Chiropractic Association

    Dr. Micheala E. Edwards has a vast history in athletics including basketball and track and field.  Excelling in the sport of track, she’s earned state championships in Missourias a hurdler which in turn earned her a scholarship to run track for the University of Kansas.  She would later complete her Bachelor’s in Exercise& Sport Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1999. After 5 years of Personal Training in the Dallas metroplex, she relocatedto the St. Louis, Missouri area to  earn her Doctorate degree  in Chiropractic from LoganUniversity finishing in 2009. Micheala completed her Chiropractic preceptorshipin Atlanta, Georgia at Chiropractic Healthcare of Buckhead, and her  postceptorship at McClain Chiropractic in  Florissant, Missouri. Now residing in  the Kansas City Metro area, Micheala owns and operatesE.  Elite  Wellnesswhile serving the American Black Chiropractic Association as the current national president.

    William Foshee

    DC

    Chair, ACA Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

    Dr. William “Beau” Foshee (he/they) serves as chair of the ACA Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, ACA alternate delegate for East Texas, chair of the ACA Membership Committee, and as a member of both the ACA Investment Committee and the ACA Legislative Committee. They are a graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University as a Diversity Leadership Scholar. He was named a Philanthropy Fund Foundation Scholar in recognition of his leadership and service to the LGBTQIA community. Dr Foshee works to improve culturally competent delivery of chiropractic care and has been privileged to present courses and conversations on health equity to chiropractic stakeholders in national and state organizations, university audiences, and regulatory agencies. Dr. Foshee is Director of Clinical Development for MyoCore Personalized Pain Care, a multi-clinic, hospital-based chiropractic system with offices in more than 20 locations.


    Joshua Lederman

    DC

    Owner, McAndrews Chiropractic Clinic, ACA Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Member

    Dr. Joshua Lederman attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology. For his professional education, Dr. Lederman attended Logan University in Chesterfield, Missouri and graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic in December 2013 and Master of Science Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation in April 2014. Dr. Lederman is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) and Certified in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (Cert. MDT). Dr. Lederman also contracts with Integrated Musculoskeletal Care (IMC) as an Outcomes Accountable Clinician. Dr. Lederman is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, Illinois Chiropractic Society and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce.  Dr. Lederman’s goal with patient care is “to inspire patients to take an active role in their health.”  Dr. Lederman partners with patients to get them out of pain via exercise and manual therapies. Patients can expect to graduate from his care feeling empowered and hopeful.

    Angel Ochoa-Rea

    DC

    CEO, Spectrum Chiropractic, Life Chiropractic College West, Board of Trustees Member

    Dr. Angel is a graduate from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, CA with a focus on Sports Chiropractic and Wellness. He is also the founder and president of the National Gay and Lesbian Chiropractic Association and proud member of the Life Chiropractic College West Board of Regents.

    Prior to receiving his Chiropractic education, Dr. Angel studied at the University of Illinois Chicago where he received a D1 tennis scholarship. Dr. Angel is certified in the Graston Technique a soft-tissue treatment that focuses on diagnosis and treatment of soft-tissue and joint injuries and adhesions.

    Away from the office, Dr. Angel enjoys time with his husband and friends. You will often find him at the dog park with Maggie the family mutt, or working up a sweat on the tennis court. Dr. Angel is also an avid traveler and has visited more than 20 countries to date. His most recent trip includes a one week chiropractic mission trip to India where he spent his time providing chiropractic care to impoverished communities. 

    Nakiesha Pearson

    ND, DC

    Clinical Sciences at National University of Health Sciences, Chair

    Dr. Nakiesha Pearson completed her Chiropractic degree at National University of Health Sciences (NUHS).  After graduation, she had the privilege to complete a Family Practice Residency Program at NUHS.  While completing the family practice program, she obtained a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Master's in Advanced Clinical Practice.  Dr. Pearson started her teaching career with National in 2014 and is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of the Clinical Sciences department.  She is a member of the academy of site team visitors for the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), and participates as an accrediting site team visitor for the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME).  Additionally, she is the vice-chair of the American Chiropractic Association's (ACA) Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and the chair of the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges' (AANMC) Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee. 

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This 1-hour seminar by Dr. Kevin Sharp is designed to provide 2021 coding and documentation updates to doctors of chiropractic and their staff. An explanation of the new 2021 E&M coding changes along with examples of how each can be documented to improve efficiencies and add value to your patients’ clinical case will be provided. In addition, Dr. Sharp will review the most-commonly misunderstood and used time-based codes in chiropractic offices in an effort to improve documentation and billing for these therapeutic modalities. Lastly, he will review the importance of re-examinations in a chiropractic office and how these visits show outcomes and help establish medical necessity.

    You may also register for a package of seven sessions recorded at the 2021 Engage conference, worth five CE credits, at a discount over registering for them individually.  

    This 1-hour seminar by Dr. Kevin Sharp is designed to provide 2021 coding and documentation updates to doctors of chiropractic and their staff. An explanation of the new 2021 E&M coding changes along with examples of how each can be documented to improve efficiencies and add value to your patients’ clinical case will be provided. In addition, Dr. Sharp will review the most-commonly misunderstood and used time-based codes in chiropractic offices in an effort to improve documentation and billing for these therapeutic modalities. Lastly, he will review the importance of re-examinations in a chiropractic office and how these visits show outcomes and help establish medical necessity.

    Learning Objective: Identify changes to coding and commonly misunderstood used time-based codes.

    The following states require the participant to enter the course approval number on their certificate:

    Please note: This is a recording of a 2021 Engage conference session. Licensed Doctors of Chiropractic should not reuse this credit for licensure renewal if earned during the conference. 

    Kevin Sharp

    DC

    Owner, Sharp Chiropractic

    Dr. Sharp has over 30 years of experience as a chiropractic physician and has been a member of the ACA for over 20 years.  Dr. Sharp runs a successful practice in Winston Salem, NC (Sharp Chiropractic) and is a recognized expert in the area of coding, documentation and compliance.  He previously served as North Carolina Chiropractic Association president and currently serves as a member of the ACA Coding Advisory Board.  He has spoken at several ACA conferences and offered training at various state chiropractic events throughout the nation on the topics of coding and documentation. 

  • Contains 7 Product(s)

    Get seven sessions recorded at the 2021 Engage conference, worth five CE credits, at a 10% discount over registering for them individually.

    Please note: Because these are recordings of 2021 Engage conference sessions, Licensed Doctors of Chiropractic should not reuse the credits for licensure renewal if earned during the conference.

    2021 Coding Updates (1 CE)

    • Get an overview of the 2021 E&M coding changes and see examples of how each can be documented to improve efficiencies and add value to your patients’ clinical cases.

    Evidence-based Practice: Types of Studies and the Questions They Answer (1 CE)

    •  Improve your ability to identify different types of research and to be able to do a basic critical appraisal

    Educating the Broader Healthcare Community About Non-Pharmacological Pain Treatments (1 CE)

    • Get tips for how the individual chiropractor can be effective in communicating the benefits of chiropractic care.

    Better Medicare Billing: A Critical Skill for Chiropractors (1 CE)

    •  Learn how to avoid potentially costly pitfalls in Medicare billing.

    Treating Concussion Beyond the Adjustment in a Chiropractic Practice (1 CE)

    • Find out about methods for providing a more well -rounded approach to a concussed patient.

    Better Practice, Better Care, Better Life! Rapid Financial Results and Lasting Cultural Change

    • Get familiar with the fundamentals of Open Book Management outlined in the #1 bestseller, The Great Game of Business, and apply the knowledge of how to immediately begin implementing it into your own practice.

    Using Data to Drive All Aspects of Your Practice 

    • Learn to gather and use data to improve patient care, employees' satisfaction, and the patient's experience in the office, while maintaining financial sustainability for the future.
  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/16/2023

    Join Dr. Matthew Christopher, Dr. Cynthia Chapman, Dr. Michael Massey, and Dr. Leo Bronston of the ACA Code Utilization and Application Subcommittee on Tuesday, November 14th at 8pm, ET for a “fireside chat” to discuss the latest updates to coding policy and how these changes affect your practice! Dr. Christopher will discuss newly developed or recently updated coding guidance – an ACA Member Benefit – and how to apply these new concepts in your practice.

    Join Dr. Matthew Christopher, Dr. Cynthia Chapman, Dr. Michael Massey, and Dr. Leo Bronston of the ACA Code Utilization and Application Subcommittee on Tuesday, November 14th at 8pm, ET for a “fireside chat” to discuss the latest updates to coding policy and how these changes affect your practice!  Dr. Christopher will discuss newly developed or recently updated coding guidance – an ACA Member Benefit – and how to apply these new concepts in your practice. 

    Don’t miss this FREE member-exclusive event.  Only ACA members may attend this live event to ask questions of the subject matter experts and ACA leaders who are serving in roles that shape health and reimbursement policy in the United States.  

    After taking this course, the participant will be able to:

    • Implement updates to ACA’s coding guidance in your practice.
    • Properly code for services such as acupuncture, delivery of evaluation and management services on the same day as chiropractic manual therapy, and x-rays or other imaging studies. 
    • Avoid improper usage of codes and minimize risk of fraud investigation.
    • Describe the 2023 changes to ICD-10 and how it impacts chiropractic coding practices.

    This course is worth 1 CE credit in all PACE accepted states. 

    PACE ID: 111423

    Not a member?  Join ACA to participate in this members-only live event.

    T. Matthew Christopher, DC, MBA, CPC, CPMA, CPCO, CPB, CCPC

    T. Matthew Christopher is a chiropractor, peer reviewer, and Certified Professional Coder (CPC) with an MBA in Healthcare Administration and additional compliance, billing, and specialty coding certifications. Matthew and his wife Elizabeth, also a chiropractor, reside in Kentucky with their two children, Ian and Liza.  

    Dr. Christopher is a licensed chiropractor in Kentucky and South Carolina with extensive experience performing chiropractic peer reviews. For more than ten years, he has also provided education on medical necessity and coding for conservative musculoskeletal treatments to groups of providers, coders, expert witnesses, attorneys, law enforcement officials, and insurance industry special investigators. He has coauthored insurance industry clinical practice guidelines and coding guidance for state and national professional associations.  

    Dr. Christopher is a member of the Peer Review Committee of the Kentucky Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the Health Policy and Advocacy Committee of the American Chiropractic Association. Additionally, he has held multiple executive board positions within the Council on Forensic Sciences of the American Chiropractic Association and served on the Insurance Relations Committee of the Kentucky Association of Chiropractors. 

    Cindy Chapman, DC, MPH

    Cynthia Chapman is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic West and practices in Occoquan, VA. She recently received her MPH at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health and was selected to be a member of the Delta Omega Honorary Society. Dr. Chapman is a peer-reviewer for many conferences and journals and frequent conference presenter. She is the vice-chair of the Code Utilization and Application Subcommittee and a member of the Public Health Advisory Boards for the ACA. Dr. Chapman is also the co-chair of the Education Committee for the Unified Virginia Chiropractic Association and a Section Councilor for the Chiropractic Healthcare Section of the American Public Health Association. She is a Medical Reserve Corps volunteer, a participant in the University of Pittsburgh Public Health Leadership Institute, and a past recipient of an NCMIC Foundation Grant Award. Outside of work Dr. Chapman enjoys spending time with her family, loves to travel, and is an aspiring small airplane pilot.

    Michael Massey, DC, CPC, DABQAURP, CHCQM, FICC

    For the vast majority of his 30 year career, Michael Massey has worked in and around insurance and regulatory organizations.  Whether as an in-house claims and policy consultant for large national payers, as a claims reviewer for personal injury carriers, a liaison to the largest commercial health insurance carrier in his state, or a subject matter expert for a nationwide managed care network, he has experienced the health insurance payer framework from about every angle imaginable.  In addition, he is a former chairman of the ACA Coding and Reimbursement Committee, currently serves as a consultant to several state and national organizations, and is regularly sought as an expert legal witness in cases of alleged malpractice, billing/payment inconsistency, fraud, and standard of care violations.  He has years of experience teaching and training around the country on the subjects of procedural and diagnostic coding, documentation, privacy, compliance, Medicare, and risk management.   Meanwhile, he still maintains a busy solo practice, offering himself real-life experience and relatability to commonly experienced everyday practice challenges and frustrations.

    Leo J. Bronston, DC, MAppSC

    Dr. Bronston, DC, MAppSc, is a graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College of Kansas City, Missouri. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Northpark University in Chicago, Illinois and his master’s degree in applied science musculoskeletal management. In private practice since 1978, Dr. Bronston owns and operates the Bronston Chiropractic Clinics in Onalaska and La Crosse, along with the Community Care Clinic in Onalaska.

    One of the few chiropractors to obtain National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) certification for Back Pain Recognition, Dr. Bronston has participated in a pilot program for certification in patient-centered health care (PCHCP) through the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) – the largest accreditation body in the health care field.

    Since January of 2019, Dr. Bronston has served on the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) Board of Governors. In addition, he is the ACA’s representative to the American Medical Association’s Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Advisory Panel and the alternate society member for the American Medical Association Relative Value Scale (RVS) Update Committee.

    Dr. Bronston has served on the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association (WCA) Board of Directors and is past president of the National Council on Chiropractic Orthopedics and a past chairperson of the WCA Clinical Advisory Committee (CAC). He also serves on the board of directors for Fulcrum Health and is the current chairman for the Quality Improvement Committee. He has been honored to work with the United States elite Olympic athletes as a sports medicine clinician at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. Locally, Dr. Bronston is a member of the La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce, officiates Youth Hockey and has served on the YMCA board of directors. 

    Kris R. Anderson, DC, MS

    Dr. Kris Anderson graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Davenport campus with his DC degree in 2007. He followed that with a master’s Fellowship in Clinical Research at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, where he attained his MS degree in 2010. In 2012, Dr. Anderson joined his wife, Dr. Stacy Hallgren, in her practice in Grand Forks, ND, and they continue to operate Performance Chiropractic together. In 2018, Dr. Anderson began work with Valley Community Health Center, now Spectra Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), to add chiropractic services to their scope of practice. He became their first DC, splitting his time between private practice and Spectra Health. In his role with Spectra Health, he continues seeking new treatment pathways for underserved communities, those who typically lack access to chiropractic services, and especially those in non-traditional living environments or treatment programs for substance use or other disorders. Beyond patient care, Dr. Anderson serves the chiropractic profession in multiple other ways. He has been a board member of the ND Chiropractic Association (NDCA), including serving as president from 2019-2021, and continues to represent the NDCA in various ways as the Insurance Liaison. He was honored as the NDCA Chiropractor of the Year in 2019. Dr. Anderson has twice served on the State of ND Board of Chiropractic Examiners’ subcommittees to draft rules and regulations for the Chiropractic Practice Act, once for dry needling and the other for certified chiropractic clinical assistants. Additionally, Dr. Anderson has been a member of the Clinical Compass Board since 2018, now serving as Vice-Chair. Since 2019, Dr. Anderson has represented the ACA as the Advisor for the American Medical Association (AMA)/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) Healthcare Professionals Advisory Committee (HCPAC). His experience in health policy has led to opportunities to represent the profession at national meetings convened by organizations such as CMS and PCORI. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of the ACA Health Policy and Advocacy Commission and serves multiple subcommittees as either chair or member. He became the House of Delegates Alternate Delegate for ND in 2022 and is a member of the ACA Governors Advisory Cabinet (GAC) and the ACA-PAC Capitol Club. In addition to the NDCA, Clinical Compass, and ACA, Dr. Anderson is a member of the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC), the North American Spine Society (NASS), the American Public Health Association (APHA), and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) where he maintains an active supporting credential as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is also a Certified Medical Examiner. Dr. Anderson’s commitment to research has followed him from his fellowship into his practice setting. He maintains an ongoing collaboration with colleagues at multiple chiropractic institutions, which has resulted in multiple publications and posters at research conferences. He has contributed to public health with work with the ND State University School of Nursing on a tobacco cessation project and as a grantee of the ND Department of Health to improve hypertension and pre-diabetes identification and management in chiropractic practice. He is also a peer reviewer. Dr. Anderson and his wife, Stacy, have four children and live on a small hobby ranch in rural Grand Forks County, ND. They are members of their local Lions Club International Chapter and serve their community in various other ways as well, such as church council and coaching youth sports. They enjoy spending time with family, working on their hobby ranch with their many animals, camping, and being outdoors as much as possible.

  • Contains 2 Product(s)

    The ACA Faculty Symposium provides attendees with opportunities to learn from faculty members at chiropractic colleges across the nation while networking with peers. “A New Way to Teach: Employing Competency Based Learning in the Classroom”

    “A New Way to Teach: Employing Competency Based Learning in the Classroom”

    The ACA Faculty Symposium provides attendees with opportunities to learn from faculty members at chiropractic colleges across the nation while networking with peers. Topics include: 

    • Changing Times - Competency-Based Learning presented by Katie Burns Ryan, DC, Deb Bushway, PhD, and Kim Pearce, PhD (Northwestern Health Sciences University) 
    • GoReact presented by Dr. Jeremy Barthels (Northwestern Health Sciences University) 
    • Immersive Learning: Enhancing Patient Interactions through Virtual Reality in Clinic Education presented by Ashley Long, PhD and Mary Lee Carter, BSHS, CHSE (Parker University)
    • Effortless Student Engagement and Assessment: Reclaiming Your Time with Feedback Fruits presented by Ashley Long, PhD (Parker University) 
    • Implementing a Multi-Station Teaching Format presented by James Russell Ebbets, DC, MS, MED, CCSP (D'Youville University) 
    • Assessment of Program Learning Outcomes in Chiropractic Education presented by Vincent DeBono, DC (Keiser University) 
    • Group Discussion moderated by FACA Leaders, Alexander Sundin, DC (Northwestern Health Sciences University), Alexander Castellano (Keiser University), and Kristy Carbonelli, DC (Parker University) 

    The 2024 FACA Symposium is not eligible for CE credits. 

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This panel discussion is for all audiences and will provide a broad set of potential topics and data points for a natural progression of dialogue among female chiropractors. Attendees will learn about the experiences and challenges of women in the chiropractic profession, women as patients, and how a greater number of women chiropractors may positively affect patient outcomes. This interactive session with half hour Q&A will provide attendees an additional time with panelists to discuss the information presented. Members may register for free if registered by September 30th. This course is eligible for 1 CE credit.

    This panel discussion is for all audiences and will provide a broad set of potential topics and data points for a natural progression of dialogue among female chiropractors. Attendees will learn about the experiences and challenges of women in the chiropractic profession, women as patients, and how a greater number of women chiropractors may positively affect patient outcomes. This interactive session with half hour Q&A will provide attendees an additional time with panelists to discuss the information presented. Potential Conversation points include gender diversity in the chiropractic profession, chiropractor demographics, injury protection and technique training, women as patients, and patient outcomes. Additionally, attendees and panelists will have access to journal articles related to women as a research group with potentially challenging findings or stereotype reinforcing language. 

    This course is eligible for 1 CE credit.

    Panelists and Speakers

    Michele Maiers, DC, MPH, PhD
    Nakiesha Pearson, DC, ND, MS (emcee)
    Kristina Petrocco-Napuli, DC, MS (moderator)
    Brandi Childress, DC
    Tiffany Butler, DC
    Heidi Henson-Dunlap, DC
    Jennifer Brocker, DC, DICCP 


    Learning Objectives:

    Participants will be able to:

    • Articulate the experiences of women chiropractors
    • Describe the prevalence of the lack of female chiropractor specific research
    • Encourage female chiropractors to participate in chiropractic leadership and research
    • Present non-reproductive focused chiropractic care for women patients
    • Demonstrate the potential to further explore gender bias and privilege

    This course is approved for 1 CE credit in the following states/territories:
    AK, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, MA, ME, MD, MN, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NV, NJ, OH, OR, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WY

    Michele Maiers

    DC, MPH, PhD

    Research and Innovation at Northwestern Health Sciences University

    Michele Maiers, DC, MPH, PhD, is the Executive Director of Research and Innovation at Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU) in Minneapolis, Minn. In her role, Dr. Maiers leverages high quality research to inform healthcare policy and innovation initiatives on local, regional, and national levels. Her research utilizes mixed methods to inform a rich understanding of non-drug treatment options for spine-related pain, especially among older adults.

    Dr. Maiers graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic and went on to earn a Master of Public Health degree in administration from the University of Minnesota, and a PhD in clinical research and biomechanics form the University of Southern Denmark.
    She currently serves as president of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). Dr. Maiers has previously held leadership positions in the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) and the Chiropractic Health Care section of the American Public Health Association (APHA).

    Nakiesha Pearson

    ND, DC

    Clinical Sciences at National University of Health Sciences, Chair

    Dr. Nakiesha Pearson completed her Chiropractic degree at National University of Health Sciences (NUHS).  After graduation, she had the privilege to complete a Family Practice Residency Program at NUHS.  While completing the family practice program, she obtained a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Master's in Advanced Clinical Practice.  Dr. Pearson started her teaching career with National in 2014 and is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of the Clinical Sciences department.  She is a member of the academy of site team visitors for the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), and participates as an accrediting site team visitor for the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME).  Additionally, she is the vice-chair of the American Chiropractic Association's (ACA) Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and the chair of the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges' (AANMC) Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee. 

    Kristina Petrocco-Napuli

    DC, MS, FICC

    As an energetic international speaker, educator and practitioner Dr. Kristina Petrocco-Napuli’s lectures correlate everyday practice with cutting-edge, evidence-based information. By sharing her passion as a provider and incorporating learner-centered strategies, her lectures inform, challenge and enlighten.


    After completing her chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College (NYCC), Dr. Petrocco-Napuli began a postdoctoral fellowship in technique at New York Chiropractic College. She also achieved a master’s degree in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation from Syracuse University. She is currently the Assistant Dean College of Chiropractic at Logan University and maintains adjunct status for helping co-develop the New York Chiropractic College’s Master of Science in Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction program. Dr. Petrocco-Napuli is the President of the ACA Council on Women’s Health. Recently, in recognition of her service to the profession, she was elected a Fellow in the International College of Chiropractors and the 2020 ACA Academician of the Year.


    Women’s health, especially related to natural healthcare plans, has been Dr. Petrocco-Napuli’s focus for more than two decades. She has been actively involved in research related to pelvic pain in females and has authored both clinical and educational articles on this topic. Her practice and research centers on chronic pain in the female population, lower extremity amputees and gait, and integrative collaborative practices.

    For many years, Dr.Petrocco-Napuli has focused on the integration of practitioners in the patient centered model of care and evaluating methods of effectively working on a team of healthcare professionals. This interest began many years ago while on an internship at the Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital Chiropractic Clinic and has been reinforced by her involvement on multiple grant projects regarding the training of healthcare providers in inter-collaborative care.

    During her lectures, Dr. Petrocco-Napuli focuses on the physiological journey related to female health and special populations. As an educator on a variety of topics related to chiropractic practice, she enjoys working and meeting with practitioners from around the globe.  

    Brandi Childress

    DC

    American Black Chiropractic Association (ABCA), Vice President

    Dr. Brandi N. Childress is a native of Columbus, GA. She attended Alabama State  University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After graduating from Alabama State University, Dr. Childress attended Sherman College  of Straight Chiropractic, Spartanburg, SC, where she received her Doctor of  Chiropractic degree in 2008. 


    Dr. Childress is a full spine practitioner with a special affinity for children. She received training in Pediatric Chiropractic Analysis and Technique, Gonstead, Activator, Diversified, and Thompson Techniques. Dr. Childress takes the above, down, inside, and out approach. She cares for the spine and body as a whole. When not helping to change lives through chiropractic, you can find her in front of the  classroom as a Senior Lecturer of Biology. Dr. Childress lectures on Human Anatomy  & Physiology, The Rise of Modern Science, The Ecological Perspective, and The Ecology & Environmental Sustainability. In addition to serving her community through chiropractic, Dr. Childress has been active with the American Chiropractic Association and the Georgia Chiropractic Association. She currently serves as the Vice President of the American Black
    Chiropractic Association. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and actively participates in community service with organizations such as the American Cancer Society and American Diabetes Association.

    Dr. Childress is committed to providing top of the line care to the residents of the Atlanta area. She believes in staying on the cutting edge of the chiropractic profession and engages in a numerous conferences throughout the year.

    Tiffany Butler

    DC

    Harmonious Living Chiropractic: Fitness & Wellness Center

    Prior to opening her own chiropractic practice, Harmonious Living Chiropractic: Fitness & Wellness Center, Dr. Butler worked as a chiropractic associate in a wellness chiropractic office and as an independent contractor for a multidisciplinary office throughout the State of Maryland.

    In 2013, Dr. Butler established Harmonious Living Chiropractic: Fitness & Wellness Center, LLC and opened her first office in Odenton, Maryland. She relocated her office in Laurel, Maryland in Prince George’s County to gain access to a larger and diverse demographic population to rebuild and grow. Dr. Butler believes in creating a strong relationship with the community she services, as a result, she has created and implemented community-based programs, such as Dinner with the Doctor and Lunch & Learn Program, which educates people on the importance of spinal and joint health, as well as how to live a healthy lifestyle. With the desire to continue to educate and support her patients and the community, she founded Dr. Butler’s Health Academy in 2020.  Dr. Butler is the author of the book, Say Goodbye to Back Pain! Exercise, Nutrition, and More! which was released in 2019.  She is also the author of the children’s book series, The Adventures of Joshua. The first book of the series, The Adventures of Joshua: Spencer Spine and the Back Attack was released in 2018.

    Heidi Henson-Dunlap

    DC

    Dr. Henson-Dunlap graduated Summa Cum Laude, earning her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University.  She then went on to complete her preceptorship training at the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at High Point Regional Hospital-University of North Carolina.  Prior to beginning her doctorate, Dr. Henson earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social and Cultural Analysis from New York University.  She specializes in chronic pain management and pregnancy-associated back pain.  Dr. Henson is currently serving as the Oregon Alternate Delegate for the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and a Councilor for the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE).

    Jennifer Brocker, DC, DICCP

    Jennifer Brocker (known as Dr. Jenny in our office) is a 2007 Cum Laude graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA.  In 2012, Dr. Brocker became board-certified as a Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics having completed the required 3-year postgraduate course of study.  Additionally, she completed the 80-hour workshop series in Dynamic Body Balancing with Dr. Carol Philips.  She has felt a deep passion to help and serve other people for most of her life. From a young age she developed a deep respect and curiosity for health care because she grew up under the chiropractic care of her mom, Dr. Patricia Petrie. She believes a comprehensive approach to health care is in the best interest of the patient and it is her duty as a chiropractor to work with other health care professionals to provide patients with the best and most complete care possible.

    Dr. Jenny uses her experience as a mother and her knowledge as a chiropractor to help make pregnancy a time of joy and celebration, leading to a positive birth experience. With 3 children of her own, Dr. Jenny finds so much delight in working with children. They are a constant source of wonder and laughter, and she loves helping them thrive.

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/27/2024

    Evaluation and treatment of the athlete is a popular and growing focus for many chiropractors. Diagnostic imaging serves an important role in the overall management of injuries incurred during sport, impacting athletes from the recreational league to the professional level.

    Evaluation and treatment of the athlete is a popular and growing focus for many chiropractors. Diagnostic imaging serves an important role in the overall management of injuries incurred during sport, impacting athletes from the recreational league to the professional level. This presentation will focus on the role of diagnostic imaging in the neuromusculoskeletal evaluation of athletes from a variety of sports. A case-based approach will be used to discuss when to order imaging for an athlete and what imaging modality is most effective for the evaluation of suspected injuries. Each case will feature a review of common imaging findings for conditions of the neuromusculoskeletal system as seen on radiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and diagnostic ultrasound as applicable. A variety of imaging examples will be provided for each condition. This course will feature interactive, anonymous quizzing of the audience to encourage active participation and evaluation of the cases presented.  

    Upon completion of this presentation, learners should be able to:  

    • Discuss the appropriate imaging recommendations for common athletic injuries to the upper and lower extremities.  
    • Identify common imaging features of musculoskeletal injuries on radiography, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and diagnostic ultrasound, where applicable. 

    1 CE Credit 

    PACE ID: 0127247

    Ashlee Kates-Ascioti, DC, MS, DACBR

    Ashlee Kates-Ascioti, DC, MS, DACBR, earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northeast College of Health Sciences in 2016. She continued her studies at Northeast in the Master of Science in Diagnostic Imaging residency program, graduating in 2019. That same year, she became a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology (DACBR).  

    Dr. Kates-Ascioti is an assistant professor at Parker University, where she enjoys teaching in the DC curriculum and assisting in resident training. She currently serves as the vice president of the ACA Council on Diagnostic Imaging, as a co-organizer for the annual Resident Educational Workshop for the American Chiropractic College of Radiology (ACCR), and as a member on a variety of committees for Parker University and the ACCR. Her research interests include the impacts of pedagogical approaches in healthcare education and educational assessment outcomes.