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The Learn ACA subscription offers access to over 100 courses covering current trending topics. With the Learn ACA Subscription, gain system-wide access to ACA’s accredited, high-quality continuing education and earn the credits you need to renew your license on your schedule.

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  • Enjoy system-wide access to over 130 on-demand courses
  • 12 or more live, interactive CE webinars delivered annually, with automatic email reminders
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  • Live webinars are recorded so you can watch the course at your convenience 
  • Accessible, web-based continuing education available anytime, anywhere
  • Immediate delivery of CE certificates and transcripts
  • Q&A with ACA’s recognized speakers
  • CE credits accepted in more than 30 states or jurisdictions
  • Over 90 CE credit hours available

This subscription will continually update with new courses.  Learn ACA’s catalog of courses cover a range of topics such as:

  • Sports, orthopedics, rehabilitation, pediatrics, and other specialized areas of chiropractic
  • Evidence-based research, clinical guidelines, and best practices
  • Proper coding, billing, and documentation procedures
  • Social media marketing, search engine optimization, and other practice-building functions

This subscription is set to expire 365 days after the date of purchase. Users will receive email reminders 90, 60, 30,15, and 3 days before their product access expires.

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  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    A proper verification of benefits is an essential step in billing insurance. It provides the foundation for proper coding and billing, as well as appealing denied claims when it becomes necessary. This presentation takes the viewer through the steps of verifying benefits, giving examples of what to look for and the questions to ask, and highlighting specific scenarios, including instances when special questioning may be necessary.

    Upon completion of the Clinic Management On-Demand Learning Series, the learner will become knowledgeable on the following topics: 

    · Verification of Benefits: Understand the necessary components of a properly executed verification of benefits and know instances when certain special questioning is needed. 
    · Appeals: Understand the importance of appeals (including ERISA) and the basic process and follow through needed for optimum chances of overturning a denial. 
    · Self-Audits: Be able to apply the information provided in order to help ensure necessary components of medical records are in place and self-audits are performed. 
    · HIPAA: Be able to identify whether their clinic is in compliance with HIPAA’s basic changes, and will understand both consequences of a breach and notification requirements. 
    · Provider contracts: Be equipped to confidently review and understand essential portions of provider contracts and what questions to ask of payers.

    Julie Lenhardt

    Former Senior Director, Payment Policy

    American Chiropractic Association

  • 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

    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. 

    Emily Prehm, 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. 

    Karel Hadacek, J.D.

    Equal Opportunity Specialist

    Hyla Schreurs, J.D.

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    This webinar will share Dr. Lehman's experiences as a chiropractic physician within a Patient Centered Medical Home, which is also a Federally Qualified Health Center and a Community Health Center.

    This webinar will share Dr. Lehman's experiences as a chiropractic physician within a Patient Centered Medical Home, which is also a Federally Qualified Health Center and a Community Health Center. Dr. Lehman will describe the work environment, types of employment, credentialing and patient demographics. Participants will learn how to function within a coordinated care organization as a chiropractor.

    James J. Lehman

    DC, MBA

    Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences, Health Sciences, College of Chiropractic

    Director, Community Health Clinical Education

    University of Bridgeport

    Dr. James J. Lehman is a credentialed chiropractic specialist within a Federally Qualified Health Center in Connecticut. He is a board-certified chiropractic orthopedist and a specialist in neuromusculoskeletal medicine. He practiced for 33 years in New Mexico prior to accepting a faculty position with the University of Bridgeport, School of Chiropractic. While in New Mexico, Dr. Lehman founded the chiropractic services within the Lovelace Medical Center and contracted with the Lovelace Healthcare system for 25 years. During his last five years in New Mexico clinical faculty member at the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, where he mentored fourth-year medical students and first-year medical residents within the section of integrative medicine and the Department of Internal Medicine.

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    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


    Dr. Ventura has over 30 years of clinical practice experience & now serves on the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services technical expert panel, on the board of the United States Bone and Joint Initiative and is on the musculoskeletal committee of the National Quality Forum.   

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    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. 

    Andre Bussieres

    DC

    Assistant Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy

    McGill University

    Professor- Chiropractic Department

    l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières


  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    From a public health perspective, breastfeeding has a strong positive impact on both infant and maternal health. Studies now show pediatric chiropractic care may help improve a baby’s ability to breastfeed. This class will empower doctors of chiropractic to effectively manage infant patients with suboptimal breastfeeding.

    Dr. Elise G. Hewitt

    December 11, 2018

    From a public health perspective, breastfeeding has a strong positive impact on both infant and maternal health. Studies now show chiropractic care may help improve a baby’s ability to breastfeed. This class will empower doctors of chiropractic to effectively manage infant patients with suboptimal breastfeeding.

    Dr. Hewitt will describe the benefits of breastfeeding to both mother and baby. Current medical management of suboptimal breastfeeding will be discussed, as will the clinical rationale for chiropractic co-management, with emphasis on spinal joint dysfunction and its effects on the involved tissues and systems. The latest research evidence in this area will be discussed. Elements of the history and physical examination relevant to dysfunctional breastfeeding will be highlighted. Dr. Hewitt will detail patient management including manual therapy techniques, frequency of care, and prognosis. Dr. Hewitt will pepper her instruction with clinical pearls from her 30 years of experience in pediatric practice.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Discuss current medical management for babies with suboptimal breastfeeding.
    2. Explain how chiropractic care can help infants with suboptimal breastfeeding.
    3. List five clues each in the history and examination that indicate spinal joint dysfunction as a possible etiology for suboptimal breastfeeding.

    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.

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

    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 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In June of 2018 the landmark Lancet Low Back Pain Series was published. Professor Jan Hartvigsen was co-chair for the steering group. In this webinar he will present the content and key points from the series. These include description of what low back pain is and the burden and impact of low back pain on individuals and societies; current recommendations from evidence-based clinical guidelines and the evidence-practice gap that is apparent everywhere; promising new directions in management of low back pain; and finally, a global call to action for individuals, clinicians and decision makers. He will highlight the need for change in the way we deal with low back pain and musculoskeletal disorders and how chiropractors can be important stakeholders in promoting and leading this change.

    In June of 2018 the landmark Lancet Low Back Pain Series was published. Professor Jan Hartvigsen was co-chair for the steering group. In this webinar he will present the content and key points from the series. These include description of what low back pain is and the burden and impact of low back pain on individuals and societies; current recommendations from evidence-based clinical guidelines and the evidence-practice gap that is apparent everywhere; promising new directions in management of low back pain; and finally, a global call to action for individuals, clinicians and decision makers. He will highlight the need for change in the way we deal with low back pain and musculoskeletal disorders and how chiropractors can be important stakeholders in promoting and leading this change.

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


    Jan Hartvigsen

    DC, PhD

    Full Professor, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics

    University of Southern Denmark

    Senior Researcher- Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics

    Bio:

    Jan Hartvigsen is an internationally leading researcher and research leader in musculoskeletal health. His focus is on improving care for people with musculoskeletal pain and disability and he takes pride in breaking down barriers between disciplines and bringing together people from diverse backgrounds in productive collaborations. His primary research focus is clinical studies of spine pain and disability with a focus on population studies, and studies dealing with effectiveness of non-surgical interventions. Professor Hartvigsen is a member of many national and international committees. He has published close to 200 international peer-reviewed papers and is a prolific communicator. In 2016 he was rated as the world’s number one expert in “Musculoskeletal pain” by Expertscape.com. He is Full Professor at the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark and Senior Researcher at the Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics. 

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join Jennifer Brocker, DC, DICCP, president of the ACA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics, on Monday, Feb. 11, at 1:00 p.m. ET as she highlights the current research on the safety of pediatric chiropractic care and the unique aspects of conducting and documenting a pediatric patient visit, including a narrative history, physical exam and daily subjective-objective-assessment-and-plan (SOAP) notes. After viewing this webinar, registrants will be able to identify and explain the current research on the safety of chiropractic care in pediatrics, describe the unique aspects of the narrative history, physical exam, and SOAP note documentation for a pediatric patient, and more.

    Kids are more than just small adults and their chiropractic treatment needs to be tailored to their unique anatomy and physiology in order to provide safe and effective care. Each part of the patient visit requires special attention to the age and development of the patient. Join Jennifer Brocker, DC, DICCP, president of the ACA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics, as she highlights the current research on the safety of pediatric chiropractic care and the unique aspects of conducting and documenting a pediatric patient visit, including a narrative history, physical exam and daily subjective-objective-assessment-and-plan (SOAP) notes. After viewing this webinar, registrants will be able to identify and explain the current research on the safety of chiropractic care in pediatrics, describe the unique aspects of the narrative history, physical exam, and SOAP note documentation for a pediatric patient, and more. 

    Learning Objectives

    • Identify and explain the current research on the safety of chiropractic care in pediatrics.
    •  Describe the unique aspects of the narrative history, physical exam, and subjective-objective-assessment-and-plan  (SOAP) note documentation for a pediatric patient.
    • List treatment plans for pediatric patients and how they differ from other patient treatment plans.

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

    Jennifer Brocker

    DC, DICCP

    Doctor of Chiropractic, Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics

    Portland Chiropractic Group

    Dr. Jennifer Brocker 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. She joined the ACA in 2012 and became the Vice President of the ACA Pediatrics Council in 2013, holding that position until elected President of the Council in 2016. As an active member in the House of Delegates, she is appointed to the Bylaws Committee and the Governance Monitoring Task Force. In 2017, the ACA Pediatrics Council established a certifying arm, the American Board of Chiropractic Pediatrics, for which Dr. Jenny is the representative and Council liaison to the American Board of Chiropractic Specialties. 

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this webinar, Dr. Karen Erickson will explore normal and abnormal posture and it's impact on the female patient throughout her physiological journey. You will learn how to evaluate sitting, standing and sleeping posture as well as how phones and computers impact posture and health. Dr Erickson will elucidate the important role chiropractors can play in the healthcare of our female patients. Chiropractic care and patient education can help avoid downstream consequences of poor posture in girls and women including spinal curvature, spinal pain and degeneration, muscle imbalance, headache, respiratory dysfunction, ligament laxity and bone density.

    In this webinar, Dr. Karen Erickson will explore normal and abnormal posture and it's impact on the female patient throughout her physiological journey. You will learn how to evaluate sitting, standing and sleeping posture as well as how phones and computers impact posture and health. Dr Erickson will elucidate the important role chiropractors can play in the healthcare of our female patients. Chiropractic care and patient education can help avoid downstream consequences of poor posture in girls and women including spinal curvature, spinal pain and degeneration, muscle imbalance, headache, respiratory dysfunction, ligament laxity and bone density.

    Women make up the majority of chiropractic patients. As a chiropractor, you are uniquely qualified to identify how posture impacts girls and women throughout their physiological journey. You will learn how female postural distortions from infancy into old age are exacerbated by prolonged sitting, sleeping posture, heavy handbags and backpacks, shoe wear, forward head position, pregnancy and breastfeeding. Postural distortions are further complicated by ligament laxity and loss of bone density. We will also explore the research on the psychosocial impact of posture on women. You will gain comprehensive clinical knowledge to help your female patients correct their posture through chiropractic adjustments, therapeutic exercise, and education.


    Learning Objectives

    1. Discuss normal and abnormal posture and its impact physically and emotionally on the female patient throughout her physiological journey. 

    2. Identify the causes and correction of postural abnormalities in girls and women during sitting, standing, lying, as well as during the use of phones and computers. 

    3. Discuss how chiropractors can play a key role in the lives of girls and women by clinically  identifying and addressing postural distortions that would otherwise create downstream consequences on spinal curvatures, spinal pain and degeneration, headache, respiratory dysfunction, ligament laxity and bone density. 

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

    Karen Erickson

    DC

    Director, Erickson Healing Arts

    Dr Karen Erickson is the Director of Erickson Healing Arts in New York City. She is a Spokeswoman for the American Chiropractic Association. She is on the leadership team for the ACA's new Council on Women's Health. Her passion is sharing health and wellness information on chiropractic and natural healthcare through patient care as well as print and television, and speaking to healthcare professionals and the public. Dr Erickson champions chiropractic and integrative patient care, and believes that the potential role of chiropractic in the USA has barely been tapped. 

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    One of the biggest challenges doctors of chiropractic face when seeking employment or employing a chiropractor is finding the right fit and determining success. Dr. Ray Tuck and Dr. Steven Huybrecht's presentation aims to provide both employers and potential employees the tools to aid them in this process to create positive, long-lasting relationships.

    One of the biggest challenges doctors of chiropractic face when seeking employment or employing a chiropractor is finding the right fit and determining success. Our presentation aims to provide both employers and potential employees the tools to aid them in this process to create positive, long-lasting relationships.


    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify quality potential employment opportunities or employees 

    2Recognize “how the employment process works” 

    3. Prepare for employment or taking on an employee

    Ray Tuck

    DC

    President and CEO, Tuck Chiropractic Clinic

    Dr. Tuck is a graduate of the National University of Health Sciences and has practiced in southwest Virginia since graduating in 1997.  As a second-generation chiropractor, he is very passionate about advancing and integrating chiropractic as a part of the healthcare team through quality care delivery and patient satisfaction.  Tuck has served in multiple leadership roles over the years including past president of the Virginia Chiropractic Association, past executive director and board member of the Association for the History of Chiropractic, and on numerous local non-profit boards.  In addition, he has been the recipient of the Blacksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce small business person of the year and the VCA's Chiropractor of the year.  Currently, he serves on the ACA Board of Governors and on the Virginia Board of Medicine.  Locally, he serves on his county Economic Development Authority which helps work with local industry improving the local economy.  Tuck is president of Tuck Chiropractic Clinic, which is a group practice with eleven locations throughout southwest Virginia.

    Steven T. Huybrecht

    DC

    Staff Chiropractor, VA Palo Alto Health Care System


    Dr. Steven Huybrecht was raised in northern Wisconsin on the shores of Lake Superior and earned his BS in Exercise Sport Science from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He continued his education at Northwestern Health Sciences University where he earned a doctorate in chiropractic. During his time at NWHSU, Dr. Huybrecht was involved in various clubs, most notably with the Student American Chiropractic Association where he held multiple chapter roles, including president, before being elected as the National Chair for the 2013/14 term. During his last trimester at NWHSU, he moved to North Carolina and worked in physical medicine and rehabilitation at High Point Regional hospital in the inpatient rehab center under the direction of Todd Reiter, MD, DC. He’s served on the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association’s Government Affairs Committee, the American Chiropractic Association’s Membership Committee and Millennial Think Tank, along with participating in the ACA’s Leadership Apprentice and Mentor Program. Currently Dr. Huybrecht is the Integrated Clinical Practice Resident at the VA St. Louis Health Care System under program director Pamela Wakefield, DC.  He is working towards completion of the Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician program and board certification in chiropractic acupuncture. Dr. Huybrecht’s professional interests include chronic pain management for veterans, organizational leadership, and state and national advocacy. Personal interests include traveling, hiking, kayaking, cooking and exploring.