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Breaking News June 24, 2008

State Rep. Mark Anderson Orders Special Audit of Chiropractic Board

Arizona State Representative Mark Anderson on 06/23/08 formally requested in writing a Special Audit of the Arizona Chiropractic Board by the Arizona Auditor General. He asked for investigation of six specific allegations which are listed in a letter posted on the ACS webpage at

The allegations are the same as those made by ACS and an anonymous whistleblower to the Arizona Ombudsmans-Citizens' Aide in 2006. ACS has stated that its allegations were largely ignored by the Ombudsman in a letter posted at
ACS President Dr. Alan M. Immerman issued the following statement on 6/24/08: "It is hard to understate the courage of Mark Anderson in ordering this audit. ACS asked other legislators for help and they all declined. Only Mark stood up for us, just as he has done throughout his 14 years of service at the Capitol. The Chiropractic Board has largely represented the entrenched interests of the insurance industry in wanting to reduce payments to chiropractors. An audit will uncover the sordid details. Mark is runnning for Congress in CD5 and is nonetheless willing to take on this political behemoth. He will pay a political price, but is fearless anyway. His integrity is a shining example for us all. Thank you, Mark from every chiropractor and chiropractic patient in Arizona. We will do everything we can to get you elected to the U.S. Congress."

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Dear Arizona Chiropractor and other interested party,

This is a special mid-month update from ACS. Please forward this to any of your fellow Arizona chiropractors or anyone else who would benefit from the information here. Also, please feel free to contact us with any questions or, if you wish to no longer receive these important communications, click the unsubscribe link at the bottom.

Warm regards,
Alan M. Immerman, D.C.
President & Executive Director

Free 12 hour marketing seminar and 6 hour approved CE seminar June 27 & 28, and July 12, 2008 
ACS together with Capacity Management is offering a free 12 marketing seminar to members. This will teach you the essentials needed to drive new patients to your practice. You will leave with a full one year marketing plan. The instructor, Greg Jack, is well known by everyone in practice as one of the rock solid practice advisors. This is a special opportunity to get solid information for no charge with no commitment, all brought to you because you are an ACS member. Be sure to take advantage of the opportunity.
To register, which is required, just call ACS today at 602-368-9496. Just tell us the name of the doctor and the number of assistants that will be attending. That's all you need to do, and then we will see you there!
In addition, MedPro/Hessco is offering a free 6 hour CE seminar to all AZ doctors. To register, dowload the form at
Arizona legislators send letter to AG to demand enforcement of chiropractic insurance equality law
Arizona legislators have now sent a letter to state AG Terry Goddard demanding that he enforce the chiropractic insurance equality law. You can read the draft of the letter at There will be much more about this issue in the July 2008 ACS Newsletter. The final signed letter will soon be posted on the ACS webpage.

Arizona Chiropractors invited to join class action lawsuit against UHC for failure to pay for medically necessary physiotherapy and decompression, and improper pricing of out-of-network payments
Arizona chiropractors and their patients are now invited to join the Spinedex PT class action lawsuit against UHC for failure to pay for medically necessary physiotherapy of all types including decompression. The lawsuit also alleges improper pricing of out-of-network claims. ACS will be joining as a plaintiff. Those injured by UHC should consider joining the class to seek redress. Contact ACS for more information.
To quote ACS President Dr. Immerman, "if you are a chiropractor in Arizona and you have not been injured by UHC, you must not have a pulse."
You can contact ACS by email at or 602-368-9496. If you are interested, we will email you a summary document describing the lawsuit and what is involved with being a class member, along with the biographies of the attornies representing us. To see a copy of the original lawsuit which will be amended with the new class members, go to
Sitting on the fence can cause . . .
If' it's a chain link fence and you are sitting on the top of it, who know's what it could cause? If you're a reader, there is a good chance you are doctor so figure it out!
Duh, folks, fence-sitting HURTS! It's not good for you. Are you a fence-sitter of a DC? Fence-sitters belong to neither ACS or AAC. They need to jump off the fence. Obviously we recommend jumping the ACS way. You can find a membership application at But, if you don't want to join ACS, don't sit on the fence. Join AAC! Just don't be a fence-sitter. In the end (pun-intended), you will be the one to be hurt! 
Dr. Immerman to appear live on KFYI 550-AM Phoenix Sat. June 28th, 2008
Dr. Immerman will be appearing live on the Terry Gilberg Program KFYI 550-AM Phoenix Sat., June 28, 2008, at approximately 7:20 PM. He and Ms. Gilberg will be exploring in depth the subject of newsman Tim Russert's recent death from a heart attack at age 58, and the assertion by some that modern cardiology completely failed Mr. Russert and could have done much more. Be sure to tune in since the conversation is likely to move into unpredictable, controversial and interesting subject areas. 

If you haven't visited our webpage recently, you don't know what you have been missing!
There are many surprises in store at Check out the new articles and reports recently posted. Have you read the minutes from the Arizona Chiropractic Board? How about the ACS monthly newsletters? This is the place to go if you want to know what is really going on.
Check out the Corporate Members page for the best vendors in the profession. Also, take a look at the Classfied Ads.
Want an organization with guts? Last year, ACS filed a legal motion with Pima County Superior Court against the Arizona Chiropractic Board accusing various misdeeds. We won. Read all about the case on our webpage.
Want lower copays? Only ACS brought this issue to the Legislature, leading to the introduction of bills. Now, only ACS plans to take legal action to resolve the problem. Read all about ACS' concrete plans on our webpage.
You want action? You want results? Then join ACS if you are not already a member. Now. You can find a membership application at While you are there, read what your fellow Arizona DCs have had to say about ACS.