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CA/CCA Design-Build Programs NOW AVAILABLE @ ACS 2018 Convention

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Posted by: Sheri Ryan
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Alaska Chiropractic Society
2018 Convention Update
October 4-7, 2018
Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage

Chiropractic Clinical Assistant/Staff Registration NOW OPEN!

The road to success is always under construction.  Does your staff have all the right tools to build and support your successful business foundation?  The two 2018 staff programs at the ACS 2018 Convention October 4-7, 2018 at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage are available to help you design and build a Chiropractic Support Team that is destined for success. 


PROGRAM #1 = 2018 CA Design-Build - for Chiropractic Staff - Front Desk personnel, Billers, Coders, and Practice Managers - we have subject matter experts on site to help you be the Master Architect of YOUR Practice - From Planning, to Building, to Executing Your Dream!  Check out all the Building Expert blueprints availableHere's a printable Course Listing so you can rough in the framework to help your team gain the systems + tools you need to increase productivity, profit, efficiency and regulatory compliance.  


PROGRAM #2 = 2018 CCA Design-Build Certification Prep Program - for Chiropractic Clinical Assistants - staff who provide patient care/services - we have a 3-Day Program (Fri-Sun) that will provide 24 hours of hands-on education for CCAs.  This program not only meets, but exceeds the standards set forth by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB) - the national certifying agent that the Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners will be using to certify our state Chiropractic Clinical Assistants starting 2019.  This course will utilize one-of-a-kind training tools while presenting a wide variety of clinical topics appealing to all practice environments.  The course will follow the Chiropractic Therapy Assistant, A Clinical Resource Guide textbook and workbook (included in registration pricing - $165 value).  This course will provide the participant with pertinent information that can be used and referenced when staff return to work Monday morning.  A course competency exam will be given at the end of the course and upon passing, a course completion certificate will be provided.  Upon completion of the course, attendees will be fully prepared to register with FCLB and destined to successfully complete the testing requirement for national Certified Chiropractic Clinical Assistant status required under Senate Bill 69 passed into law in August, 2016.  For more information on certification --> Visit the CCCA Program on  


 Join the 2018 CA/CCA Design-Build Team -

where aspiring staff learn, train and build foundations for success!

This is your chiropractic support team's opportunity to build the framework and cement the SUCCESS of your chiropractic business.  The 2018 ACS CA/CCA Design-Build programs incorporate real work applications on compliance, billing practices, documentation auditing, cultural diversity and risk management, ERISA and Medicare appeals processes, nutrition, rehabilitation and even integrating social media into your practice's online marketing strategy!  Beef up the rehabilitation and nutrition services offered in clinic with a wide variety of sessions from speakers like Dr. Brian Jensen and Dr. Darwin Griffeth sponsored by Foot Levelers and Dr. David Seaman sponsored by NCMIC.  Expand staff knowledge on "Brain Injury and Neurodegeneration", "Prolonging the Healthspan", and "Whiplash and Spinal Trauma" with national speaker Dr. Dan Murphy sponsored by Erchonia and Nutri-West Pacific.  


Dodge the workplace hazards and build a team proficient in best practices.  Start out Thursday with "Crucial Complaint Conversations for the Chiropractic Office" with Kristi Hudson sponsored by ChiroHealthUSA.  Learn what to say and when to say it for the question "How much does it cost to see the doctor?".  Staff will leave the session with tips, scripts and more confidence than for having those essential financial conversations.  Find the joy in serving again!  Attend "Why Compliance isn't Real...Just Tell the Story!" with Bharon Hoag. Remove all the myths associated with compliance and learn how to tell the story about chiropractic without fear.  Shore up your billing practices with "Audit Yourself Before Someone Else Does" with Dr. Evan Gwilliam sponsored by Infinedi.  Learn to think like an auditor and look for weaknesses in office documentation.  Other session options also available on Thursday.  

Continue assembling the framework for your patient rehabilitation foundation on Friday with 

"10 Steps to Improving Posture & Longevity" with Dr. Mark Sanna sponsored by Breakthrough Coaching.  Learn how to perform dynamic postural assessments and the top ten unskippable steps to transform your active care procedures and help patients develop and maintain better posture and quality of life. Attend "ERISA Revealed - Mastering the Appeal Process" with Dr. John LaMonica and learn what ERISA is and how it relates to self-insured plans in the state market.  Don't miss "The Four Most Expensive Mistakes Chiropractors Make" with Dr. Evan Gwilliam sponsored by ChiroHealthUSA.  Learn the rules that payors follow, how to create a compliant fee schedule, how to submit clean claims and MORE!  Additional session options available on Friday.   

Saturday's infrastructure includes - "Navigating the Madness of Medicare Coding and Compliance" with Dr. John LaMonica.  Learn the basics of how Medicare and chiropractic services relate as well as successful documentation requirements for Medicare compliance.  Explore the CMs billing process and how to appropriately handle denials and file appeals.  Continue with  "Medicare Made Simple and CPT Coding for Dummies" with Dr. Evan Gwilliam sponsored by PayDC.  Medicare doesn't have to be the hardest part of your practice.  The rules can be understood and implemented without a ton of extra work.  Learn the rules for the top CPT codes used by chiropractors.  Additional session options available on Saturday.  

Sunday's blueprint to success includes "Risk Management and Professional Boundaries in the DC Office "with Lori Holt, RN-BC sponsored by NCMIC, "OIG: 7 Steps to a Practice Compliance Program" with Dr. Scott Munsterman sponsored by Best Practices Academy and "Alaska Native Culture and Building Healthy Relationships" with Dr. Angela Michaud.    Additional session options also available.


CPR Certification Training available for staff at ALL sessions Thursday through Sunday! 

REGISTRATION is NOW OPEN for Chiropractic Staff.  ACS Member Staff - contact Sheri Ryan at 907.903.1350 to set up your online account and SAVE!  Join us at the 2018 CA/CCA Design-Build Team Training at the ACS 2018 Convention October 4-7, 2018 to be held at the Hotel Captain Cook in downtown Anchorage, AK!  Here's a printable Course Listing so you can rough in the framework to help your team gain the systems + tools you need to increase productivity, profit, efficiency and regulatory compliance.  Check out all the Building Expert programming available!  REGISTER NOW!   


NOTE:  technique and radiology courses are DC ONLY courses.    

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