New Doctor Toolkit 


  • Documentation, Coding and Billing for Unproven Procedures

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 07/09/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    State guidelines and 3rd party payors identify procedures that are deemed “experimental, investigational and unproven”. This lengthy list of procedures includes laser therapy, kinesio-taping, dry needling and many, many more. This session will cover in detail: -The definition and meaning of “unproven, investigational and experimental” procedures -Best Practices (and even state rules for some!) for communicating this type of procedure properly to your patients -Where and how to learn which procedures are labeled as “unproven” (We’ll even review some payor policies in this session) -How to code and bill for unproven procedures (for insurance and self-pay patients) -Documentation rules and best-practices for clearly recording the rendering of these procedures in your patient notes

  • Learning the Language of Coding

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/16/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Proper application of coding (CPT/HCPCS, ICD-10 and Modifiers) is essential for practice success! Join this session by Dr. Brandy Brimhall, DC, to discuss the fundamentals of coding and why and how we must be confident in our code selections and application. Clean and correct coding is part of the framework for practices to: -Communicate to necessary parties -Minimize risk of denial and audit -Get paid properly by payors -Be effective and efficient with billing systems Remember, getting paid doesn’t mean we get to keep these payments, particularly if the result of coding related errors! Together, let’s walk through the language of coding and identify common coding errors, coding challenges and action steps for improved code selection!

  • All Things Physical (Exams, That Is)

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/09/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    This presentation by Dr. Michael John Megehee, DC focuses on significant practice opportunities for DCs. Some of these opportunities require training and certification such as performing physical exams for commercial drivers for which DCs have been paid $300,000,000 in the past 18 months. Some services only require completion of training such as DOT Alcohol and Drug testing which can be performed entirely by staff. For some opportunities, training is optional, but advisable such as performing FAA BasicMed exams for private pilots. Adding any of these services to your chiropractic practice will add revenue, a solid client base. Learn how to become qualified to offer these services to a new client market.

  • Step-By-Step Success: An Implementation Strategy for Compliant Documentation

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/04/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    This presentation by Dr. Ellen Fitzenrider, DC will focus on ways chiropractors can properly implement compliant documentation into their practice. These steps include transitioning patients to episodic care (Active vs. Maintenance), documenting to carrier guidelines and cutting out unneeded information from your notes, and other important aspects. Dr. Fitzenrider will focus on making sure assessment tools, scores, deficiencies, and goals are in the notes, the importance of having updated macros which are being used properly, EHR retraining, and more.

  • Government Relief Alphabet Soup: SBA, EIDL, PPP; What Do They Mean, and How Can They Help You and Your Business?

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/23/2020

    Join Cordia Partners as they walk participants through the CARES Act, the SBA loan process, the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan. Find out how these programs can help your chiropractic business. Free to members $25 non-members Not eligible for CE credit

  • Protecting Your Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/21/2020

    Coronavirus-19 is impacting every segment of society – including small businesses such as chiropractic offices. To help you and your practice survive this health crisis, ACA is hosting a webinar to connect you with valuable resources to stay afloat during COVID-19. Join Joshua Massingill, Esq., as he covers: • Financial (SBA Disaster Assistance, Insurance Coverage) • Human Resources (Families First Coronavirus Response Act, HR Best Practices During the Crisis) • Legal (Compliance with State and Local Disaster Declarations, Telehealth, Force Majeure, Creditors and Vendors, Marketing Claims) This webinar is free for ACA members. This webinar is not for CE credit.

  • Chiro Telehealth in Action: This Doctor's Experience

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/09/2020

    While the nation practices social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, leverage these telehealth tips to continue to serve your patients and provide patient-centered care. Join Dr. Daniel Bockmann as he outlines his smooth transition from hands-on treatment to telemedicine, shares simple tricks he's learned and talks about how appreciative his patients are for this service.

  • An Audit from the Inside

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/02/2020

    ​Much of the information available for Chiropractors about insurance compliance audits is presented by attorneys, billing or documentation specialists, state associations that may or may not have current data to share/various degrees of assistance, Chiropractic malpractice insurance carriers (who may offer legal defense coverage for DCs), or companies who are trying to sell DCs services related to documentation reviews. In this webinar, Dr. Ellen Fitzenrider, DC will give a timeline for what happens in a typical audit, including the inital request for a review documentation for a number of patients for a specific time-frame, to how to prepare and deal with a typical audit, including what legal sources recommend before sending off your “big box of notes”, handling an audit call if your malpractice insurance carrier does not offer audit legal representation, and more. Finally, Dr. Fitzenrider will discuss what happens if you happen to fail an audit, including how to prepare for and be proactive in the face of pre-payment review, getting access to your denials information, staying on top of responding before things get far behind, and supporting yourself and your staff though the process.

  • Searching for a Definition of Advanced Practice in Chiropractic Medicine

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/20/2020

    Join Dr. Christopher T. Arick, DC, for a webinar which will attempt to define "Advance Practice" in terms of the field of chiropractic. Advanced practice in chiropractic medicine stands as a progressive and evolving concept and credential within many health science professions. Advanced practice in health care is of interest in response to continued technological advances, increase complexity of health care, structural changes in health care delivery, and changing health care needs (Schober and Affara, 2006). These demands include the chiropractic medicine profession as a major health care discipline. Advanced practice chiropractic medicine has been prone to professional and political debate. However, to focus the intention of advance practice chiropractic medicine, a definition of its capacity and function within the profession and inter-disciplinary is required. This presentation will review the literature for the conceptualization and nature of advanced practice, acknowledge challenges for its development, and suggest its purpose-driven function in order to come to a recommended definition within chiropractic medicine.

  • MRI Essentials for the Practicing Chiropractor

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This course by Dr. Jeffrey Langmaid, DC will give dynamic and interactive direction to the DC on how to incorporate a practical approach to MRI image review with patients to help them better understand their pathology as well as the rationale for chiropractic care and/or referral. Far too many chiropractors rely only on the MRI reports when interpreting the results of advanced imaging. This course is designed to boost the confidence, enhance the knowledge base, and refine the clinical decision making of the chiropractors in attendance.