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BREAKING NEWS 09/17/12: In a letter dated 08/22/12 to all DC's in Missouri, the Missouri Chiropractic Board stated that it had received a letter from the FDA warning that all nutritional supplements become prescription drugs when administered via IV or injection. It is highly unlikely that the Arizona Legislature will change the section of the chiropractic scope of practice that prohibits DCs from prescribing any drugs, therefore IV's and injectables may continue to be prohibited in Arizona. Click here to read the letter from the MO Chiropractic Board.

 

BREAKING NEWS 09/05/12: AAC secretly asks Legislature to expand chiropractic scope of practice to include injections and IV delivery of "natural substances, homeopathic medications and orthomolecular substances" without consulting with majority of profession. Natural substances and "orthomolecular therapy" are defined in the laws governing homeopaths and naturopaths, click here for definitions which preclude any prescription drugs. The AAC's secret is out, and they are in trouble at the Legislature for claiming to have surveyed the entire profession when they did not do so. Read their petition to the Legislature by clicking here

 

BREAKING NEWS 09/07/12: ACS releases all new September 2012 eNewsletter. Lead story: "We Will Restore Insurance Equality With Litigation or Legislation." Read details about both approaches. Also read about the ACS IPA in partnership with the NM Chiro Association, the ACS solution to LaBombard demands, why you must file liens in PI cases and great tax tips. Welcome our great new Corporate Members and don't miss the special upcoming seminars. Click here to read it all.

 

BREAKING NEWS 09/05/12: Six great seminars on CA training, how to make a living with Dr. Ricchio's GetPaidCHIROSYSTEMS, Dr. Amaro's acupuncture program, a 7 weekend mastery program in Applied Kinesiology, Dr. Friedman's "Got Documentation?" to stay compliant and document medical necessity, and Dr. Deed Harrison's 34th annual CBP conference. Click here for full details on all programs.      

BREAKING NEWS 08/03/12: 
ACS releases all new 8 page August 2012 eNewsletter. Lead story: "Insurance Restrictions on Chiropractic Fueling Epidemic of Narcotic Opiate Addictive Prescription Painkiller Abuse." Read this story and much more by clicking here

BREAKING NEWS 07/16/12: ACS to tackle prescription opiate painkiller epidemic of addiction and death with PR campaign since chiropractic care can safely manage most pain with exposure to these potentially deadly drugs. Read all new, richly referenced ACS page by clicking here. It's time patients saw chiropractors first, not MDs. Read the ACS position paper by clicking here. 

BREAKING NEWS 07/05/12: ACS releases July 2012 eNewsletter with lead story about Court of Appeals hearing June 6th in the ADOI lawsuit. A ruling is expected within a few months with insurance equality to be decided. Also read about two other types of litigation being pursued by ACS. Click here to read the full newsletter. 

BREAKING NEWS 06/28/12: US Supreme Court upholds national healthcare reform. Read about the many powerful positive benefits for the chiropractic profession. Click here and go to page 2. 

 

BREAKING NEWS 06/13/12: ADOI Director Urias resigns effective 06/13/12, possible replacements unknown at this time. Policies may or may not change with new Director.

 

BREAKING NEWS 06/06/12: ACS provides report from 06/06/12 hearing before Arizona Court of Appeals in ADOI insurance equality lawsuit. ACS now awaiting ruling from Court.

 

BREAKING NEWS 05/17/12: Chairperson Dianne Haydon, DC resigns from Arizona Chiropractic Board and replaced by former AAC President Richard Guarino, DC, highlighting incestuous relationship between Board and AAC. 

 

BREAKING NEWS 04/18/12: ACS releases nine necessary documents and practice tools that you need today. Check out all 60 vital documents on Member Benefits Page.

 

BREAKING NEWS 03/17/12: Dangerous PI bills dead for legislative session. No more threat that you will not be able to file liens and have to accept health insurance as payment in full in PI cases. No evidence of collateral source of payment will be introduced in court thus reducing jury awards and amount of settlement available to pay your bills. Another great ACS victory! Go to ACS Legislative Page for full information. 

 

BREAKING NEWS 02/24/12: Plaintiffs' file Reply Brief with Court of Appeals in ADOI lawsuit. Click here to read entire brief and see why victory is inevitable. This lawsuit is the only path to insurance equality in Arizona. Join ACS now and support this lawsuit or risk losing your practice. ACS now awaiting ruling from Court of Appeals.

 

BREAKING NEWS 12/22/11: ACS releases 2 minute killer video that tells whole story about BCBS, ADOI and ASH. Distribute widely!

 

BREAKING NEWS 08/02/11: ACS members are NOT paying back insurance refund demands or honoring LaBombard demands in PI cases. Learn why by calling ACS.

 

The ACS Home Page: Constantly updated with breaking news, click here: www.AZChiropractors.org.

 

MedicoLegal Services: Find the best resources for winning PI cases with special emphasis on low speed impact cases at http://MedicoLegalServices.com/index.html

 

ACS Store: Sample reports to rebut IME reports from MDs and DCs, and reports from defense biomechanical engineers and accident reconstructionists, plus literature reviews on forces involved in accidents, the threshold of injury, and much more. Click on http://www.ACS-Store.org/    

 

Member Benefits and Practice Solutions: How to handle claims denials, a blueprint for developing referrals from MDs, all about record keeping and documentation, key PI practice tools, and much more. Click here to go to the Member Benefits and Practice Solutions Page. 

 

LIVE Help Line: (602) 368-9496. Call now for LIVE HELP from Dr. Alan Immerman, a veteran DC with 32 years of experience.

 

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ACS MEMBER BENEFITS AND PRACTICE SOLUTIONS

  

GROUP MEDICAL INSURANCE, LIFE, DENTAL AND VISION PROGRAMS FOR MEMBERS

 

 ACS offers the only health plan you will find that covers all your pre-existing conditions after a one year waiting period. Deductibles $3,000 or $5,000. Insurer is CIGNA of Arizona. Rates are competitive. PPO or HMO. Best plan available for independent businesses in Arizona for many years. Life, dental and vision also available. 

 

INSURANCE CLAIMS AND DENIALS SOLUTIONS

 

The many documents under this heading provide you with ammunition to defend your fee structure as usual and customary, how to file medical necessity appeals using all Arizona laws, how to file complaints with the Arizona Department of Insurance, how to file Small Claims Court Lawsuits, how to handle post payment audit review and refund demands, and a great solution for your cash practice called Chiropractic Lifecare of America (CLA). 

 

ERISA AND SELF-INSURED HEALTH PLAN TOOLS TO GET CLAIMS PAID

 

ERISA governs all health insurance plans that your patients get from their employers so it is really important that you understand all of your rights under this law. We have put it all together in seven key documents including the most important provisions of the law and sample ERISA appeal letters. Everything you need for ERISA is right here.

  

MD-DC PRACTICE AND REFERRALS

 

A chiropractor who formerly was a drug rep has put together a brilliant blueprint for how to meld your practice life with MDs. We provide the reference to her webpage and book. This is simply the best material on the subject out there today.

  

RECORD KEEPING AND DOCUMENTATION COMPLIANCE GUIDANCE

  

Teaching compliance with record keeping and documentation in Arizona has always been a paramount goal for ACS, and so we have assembled a packet of information that is the most comprehensive available. Read the fruits of ACS' investigation along with an outline of the course on record keeping given by the lead Board auditor, full course notes of a lecture on the subject by a former Board chair, Medicare Noridian requirements, CMS rules for reporting timed codes, and eleven key office forms to use to streamline your operations and documentation. 

  

MISCELLANEOUS

 

The Chiropractic Board requires you have a Medical Record Protocol on file and ACS supplies it here. We also teach you how to search the National Library of Medicine and retrieve articles from a medical library. In this section is a limited power of attorney form directing payments to the doctor when insurers other than BCBS deny assignments of benefits. Also, don't miss reading the great article about state boards and disciplinary actions.

 

PERSONAL INJURY TOOLS

 

Personal injury tools include the Arizona Bar Ethics Opinion that requires attorneys to pay your bill if they know it exists. We also have a position paper you can use to defend yourself when attorneys want you to pay 1/3rd of the collection costs, and when they want you to accept what the health insurance company has paid as payment in full, i.e., no balance billing. This section also includes all forms needed file County Health Care Liens, a Circular Letter from the Department of Insurance mandating fair investigations of low speed impact automobile accidents which can be used to combat insurance company fraud, and three invaluable forms for your PI practice.

 

LIEN FORMS FOR HEALTH INSURERS THAT REFUSE TO HONOR ASSIGNMENTS AND FOR AUTO INSURERS UM/UIM AND ALL CLAIMS

 

ACS has developed new lien forms that will force insurance companies to send checks directly to you even when the deny assignments of benefits. BCBS has initially refused to honor these new liens and so we expect to have to litigate to force them to do so. We intend to litigate to gain enforcement of our new liens, and have initiated a fundraising campaign for the lawsuit. No other health insurer has yet reacted to the new liens.

 

The liens will also work in PI cases and in fact give the provider more rights than County Health Care Liens. We still recommend filing County Health Care Liens, but these liens cannot be filed in UM, UIM or medpay cases and so the new ACS lien is the only lien that can be filed in such cases. It is highly recommended that the ACS lien be filed in these cases. These liens are a very special new member benefit for ACS members.

 

HOW TO QUALIFY AS A COURTROOM EXPERT IN CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS

 

ACS has developed a Position Paper documenting how your chiropractic education has provided you the foundation to be a courtroom expert in clinical biomechanics today. It is available to all members.

 

ARIZONA CHIROPRACTIC SOCIETY (ACS)

ALAN M. IMMERMAN D.C., PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

3515 East Carol Avenue

Phoenix, Arizona 85028

VOICE: 602.368.9496

FAX: 866.567.6762

EMAIL: ACS@AZChiropractors.org

 

 

 

































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































 








































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































The Arizona Chiropractic Society is here to serve you!

ARIZONA
CHIROPRACTIC
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3515 E. Carol Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85028
VOICE 602.368.9496
FAX 866.567.6762

ACS@AZChiropractors.org

 

Alan M. Immerman, D.C., ACS President and Executive Director
Alan M. Immerman, D.C., ACS President and Executive Director

FDA RULES ALL INJECTABLES AND IV'S OF VITAMINS AND NATURAL SUBSTANCES ARE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, LIKELY DOOMS ARIZONA PROPOSAL TO EXPAND SCOPE

 

           There is an effort being made at the Arizona Legislature to expand the chiropractic scope of practice to allow DCs to take a few hundred hours of extra classes, receive a certificate to be an Advanced Practice DC, and then be allowed to prescribe homeopathic medications, orthomolecular therapy and natural substances. DCs would be allowed to administer all of these medications orally or by injection and IV. The AAC has submitted a formal proposal asking for an expansion of the scope of practice that can be read by clicking here

 

            Definitions have now been agreed to for "orthomolecular therapy" or "natural substances" based on how these terms are defined in the laws governing homeopaths and naturopaths. Click here to read the definitions which clearly exclude prescription drugs. 

 

            In a stunning and very recent development, ACS has learned that the Missouri Chiropractic Board received a letter from the FDA stating that any vitamin or natural substance, when given by injection or IV, becomes a prescription drug. Very recently on 08/22/12, the MO Board sent a letter to all MO chiropractors warning them about this decision. Click here to read this letter. The Arizona Legislature would have to change the scope of practice for chiropractic to allow some prescribing of prescription drugs in order for DC's to be permitted to do any injections or IV's based on this new FDA ruling. This is considered highly unlikely based on the current political climate.

 

            The AAC stated that it surveyed the profession and found overwhelming support for this proposal. No ACS member has ever reported being surveyed and so this is a false claim, made in writing to the Legislature. ACS is currently surveying the profession and the preliminary results are as follows: 20 yes, 8 no. Please send an email ASAP with a yes or no on this subject. In any case, the possibility of injections or IV's seems extremely remote at this point.

 

             We previously mentioned a third chiropractic lobbying group involved apart from both the AAC and ACS, registered with the Secretary of State as Reiner Kramer Russell Erhardt. Dr. Kramer is a DC, NMD from Colorado also licensed in AZ. Dr. Erhardt is a long time Arizona chiropractor. They have hired a separate lobbyist, High Ground, and are working independently to influence the language of the bill. It has been reported to ACS that in New Mexico, the only coursework and testing allowed to meet the requirements of the law was developed and owned by Dr. Kramer and so he apparently profited significantly from passage of the Advanced Practice law in that state. That may be his motivation in Arizona. ACS will work to assure that you have multiple options for taking any required courses and are not locked into Dr. Kramer's program and tests in Arizona.

 

            Be sure to send an email as soon as possible to ACS with your vote. What do you want your profession to look like in a few years? Pure chiropractic or some combination of medicine and chiropractic? It's up to you. We look forward to hearing from you.

BLOCKBUSTER FALL 2012 SEMINAR SCHEDULE

 

CA Training, Dr. Ricchio's GetPaidCHIROSYSTEMS, Dr. Amaro's Acupuncture, Comprehensive AK Program, Got Documentation by Dr. Friedman and the 34th Annual CBP Conference

 

LIVE CHIROPRACTIC ASSISTANT TRAINING IN PHOENIX SEPTEMBER 21-23, 2012

 

            32 hours, AZ board approved, only $398 (if have multiple CA's call for discount). Topics include 4 hrs. chiropractic principles, 4 hrs. management of common diseases, 4 hrs. record keeping, 4 hrs. professional standards, 4 hrs. history taking, 12 hrs. physiotherapy (hands on training: learn how to take ROM with goniometer, develop X-rays, perform vitals, ultrasound, electric muscle stimulation, interferential current, heat and ice, massage, traction and decompression, therapeutic exercises and much more.) Students will receive a reference manual at live seminar.

 

            Date and Location: 09/21-23/12, centrally located at the Quality Inn, Camelback and I-17. CAs will need to take a 4 hr. CPR Course by a nationally recognized provider if they don't already have a CPR Card. Class Filling up Fast! Only 8 spots left.  Call today to register 602-710-0360 or register online or take our online course at www.professionalonlineeducation.com. Dr. Immerman endorses Dr. Canham's program to the point where Dr. Canham has been appointed Director of all chiropractic assistant issues for ACS and appointed a member of the ACS Board of Directors.

 

DR. GEOFFREY RICCHIO'S GETPAID CHIROSYSTEMS SEMINAR RETURNS TO PHOENIX ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2012

 

            Topics to be covered include how to collect 100% on your insurance and PI cases, how to get 40-60 new patients each month, how to create $100,000 each in profit from chiropractic wellness programs and massage wellness programs, how to create corporate chiropractic and massage programs, how to get new patients from through teachers, police and fire departments, how to get perfect credit in only six months, and how to pay yourself $20,000 per month.

 

             ONLY 20 NEW DOCTORS WITH STAFF ALLOWED AT $49 PRE-REGISTRATION FEE! All late registrants will pay $199 per person. Current Ricchio clients may attend free with staff. Call 831-438-7243 now to register.

 

LEARN ACUPUNCTURE AND AcuPOINT PHYSICAL MEDICINE FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER, ARIZONA'S OWN DR. JOHN AMARO

 

The International Academy of Medical Acupuncture co-sponsored with New York Chiropractic College presents:

 

Earn 100-300 hrs. Acupuncture CE through classroom and On-Line 15 hrs. CE per class.

 

Fully approved and to include all distance learning modules for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE), Arizona and ALL States. NBCE Acupuncture Exam now offered in multiple location testing centers.

 

Those DC's desiring to practice the "Principle of Acupuncture" through non-invasive PT stimulation may earn certification in "AcuPoint Physical Medicine."

 

Does not require State or NBCE Acupuncture Certification -- take only the first four classes!!! Achieve same results as needle stimulation, PT procedure and code as TENS.

 

This program meets the AZ State Board requirements for State Acupuncture Certification. ONLY TWO CLASSES TO ATTEND. Online classes same curricula as taught for 37 years. Accelerated Fellowship (FIAMA) & Diplomate (Dipl.Med.Ac.)

 

Classroom #1...NOV 3-4

Class #2...........ON LINE

Classroom #3...DEC 1-2

Class #4...........ON LINE

Class #5..........ON LINE

Class #6...........ON LINE

Class #7...........ON LINE

 

John A. Amaro DC, L.Ac., FIAMA, Dipl.Med.Ac., Dipl.Ac .(NCCAOM),

 

Earn AZ State License Renewal and dramatically increase your clinical results, referrals & income. Dr. Immerman personally endorses Dr. Amaro who he has known since the early 1980s. You simply cannot do better than Dr. Amaro's programs if you want to learn acupuncture.

 

FUNDAMENTAL APPLIED KINESIOLOGY COURSE BY DR. J. J. GREGOR, D.C.

(Note Corrected Dates!)

 

           In 7 sessions in Phoenix, Dr. Gregor will teach how to take your practice to the next level by using Applied Kinesiology. This will help to increase your effectiveness and efficiency while providing patients with long lasting results. This program is being offered through the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, a leading institution in Arizona.

 

           You will learn Cranial Sacral Therapy, Spinal/ Extremity Biomechanics, TMJ Diagnosis, Acupuncture Diagnosis, Allergy/Immunology/Food Sensitivities, Digestion and Elimination "Detox Pathways", Athletic Performance Enhancement, Sports Injuries, Extremity Techniques, Glandular Imbalance Correction/PMS, Emotional/ Behavioral/Learning Disorders, and Clinical Nutritional Analysis.

 

           Seminar Dates 2012-2013: Session 1 -- Oct. 27-28, Session 2 -- Nov. 17-18, Session 3 -- December 8-9, Session 4 -- January 5-6, Session 5 -- February 23-24, Session 6 -- March 9-10, Session 7 -- May 4-5. 

 

           Go to http://www.arizonaakseminars.com or call (972) 432-4685 for more details.

 

GOT DOCUMENTATION? BY DR. GREGG FRIEDMAN

 

               This is the course smart chiropractors take every year so they NEVER get the knock on the door from the compliance police from the Arizona Chiropractic Board, Medicare, HIPPA, the FBI, or the insurance companies' special investigation units, AKA fraud units. This is the course you take if you really want to know how to document medical necessity the right way to get paid or defend yourself in a malpractice lawsuit. The instructor is Arizona's own Dr. Gregg Friedman, an expert who travels the country all year teaching documentation. Once a year we are lucky enough to have him teach at home. Dr. Immerman personally endorses Dr. Friedman and has for many years, having known him well since he started his practice just down the road from Dr. Immerman in the 1980s. Be smart and don't even think about missing this seminar.

 

               You will learn how to document for all of your cases, which exams prove the need for care, the legal definition of medical necessity, how to document your daily notes to comply with Medicare requirements, and why most computerized SOAP notes are worthless.

 

               Dates: November 17-18, 2012 (Sat. and Sun.). Time: Saturday 1 PM-7:30 PM Sunday 8 AM-2:00 PM. Location: The Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253. 12 C.E. Credits Approved for Arizona DCs, AZ Board of Chiropractic Examiners approval #0077.     

 

               Cost: $199 per doctor if paid by 10/26/12; $249 if paid by 11/09/12; $299 if paid after 11/09/12. $50 per each additional non-doctor staff attending with doctor. Register Online at www.GotDocumentation.com or call 888-685-3657 (toll free 24/7)

 

CHIROPRACTIC BIOPHYSICS (CBP) 34TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 

               The treasured annual CBP conference is being presented locally this year at The Boulders Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, AZ, Oct. 5-7, 2012. Expand your vision of how corrective chiropractic care combined with proven health and wellness models can create unparalleled practice prosperity and enhance the quality of life for your patients. Discover the latest information on corrective chiropractic research, business models, advances in technology and spine imaging. Study chiropractic techniques to more effectively treat spine and postural abnormalities. Learn and apply new technology for enhanced stability of your practice through improved patient satisfaction and growth. Examine the latest research that supports chiropractic philosophy and practice.

 

               Speakers include an incredible lineup of experts in their fields: Deed Harrison, D.C., Sandy Haas, D.C., Brad Glowaki, D.C., Dr. Smith, M.D., Neurosurgeon, Jason Jaeger, D.C., Joe Ferrantelli, D.C., and Brian Paris, B.S., D.C. Earn 16 continuing education credits (approved across the USA) and get started (or make progress) on CBP Certification.

 

               Cost is $399 for all DC's and CE's, $249 for students and CA's. Room rate is $259 by September 21st, call 888-318-4319.

 

               Seminar topics include reviewing studies evaluating CBP effectiveness, elevating the professional image of chiropractic through evidence, CBP research, Mirror Image in Motion , advances in technology to improve subluxation analysis, corrective chiropractic care, indications for surgical management, CBP technique analysis, intervention and outcome as seen through case studies, and much more.

 

               Register online at www.idealspine.com or call 800-346-5146 toll free.

OUR CORPORATE FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE YOUR BACK COVERED

 

            The Arizona chiropractic profession is blessed to have some really great vendors, suppliers and professionals to work with who have elected to join ACS as Corporate Members and financially support our mission of progress for the profession.

 

            Do you need a rock solid PI attorney? We have three advertising in the newsletter: Steve Pincus and Yuri Nielsen in Phoenix, and Michelle Lespron in Tucson. There are none better in the state. Scores of our members have reported great results with all three, as has Dr. Immerman when he has worked for them as an expert witness in litigation. You need look no further when you need a PI lawyer for your patients.

 

            Do you need x-ray supplies or service or an entire new system? Go straight to Standard and Custom X-ray for quotes and look no further. Why? They are the best and most reasonable and reliable in Arizona. And they support you by supporting your state association.

 

           Want to be sure you have objectively documented all of your patient's injuries after that auto accident? Consider a digital motion X-ray. We have an excellent provider in Phoenix, Team Motion X-ray, and in Tucson, Digital Motion X-ray of Tucson. I guarantee you will be amazed at what you will find when you start sending over some of your chronic pain patients for studies. The percentage of permanent impairment will climb and climb.

 

            How about medical support and involvement for your patients? XpressCare MD has four Valley locations with super chiro-friendly MDs eager to support you with the routine medical care that is sometimes needed by accident victims along with second opinions to verify that your care is needed. And if your patients need more intensive pain management, the only clinic to consider is Central Phoenix Pain Management for epidural injections, MUAs and other more invasive pain management methods. Again, this clinic is guaranteed certified chiropractic friendly.

 

            If you know anyone with cancer and would prefer that while hospitalized they are fed real food compared to the usual fare of gelatin and pudding, i.e., garbage, and if you would like them to receive chiropractic, naturopathic and massage care while in the hospital, have them transferred immediately to another of our special corporate members, Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Goodyear. And make an appointment for a tour and free lunch. You won't believe your eyes to see an actual chiropractic unit in a conventional cancer hospital.

 

            Need chiropractic tables? Rich Corcelius is the man in Arizona with his company RichCor. Need to know anything in the world about chiropractic record keeping and documentation. Buy Dr. Gregg Friedman's materials and attend his seminars. This is his area of wizardry. Need prolotherapy for your patients? One of the state's leading experts is a Corporate Member, David Tallman, NMD. Looking for an awesome CPA to keep your books just right? Give Lowy's Tax Planning and Accounting a try.

 

            You know you need to file liens in PI cases, but just haven't wanted to figure out how to do it yourself and so you never have. Now we have a company that has made it, in my words, so easy a caveman or even a dummy could do it. You go to the ACS home page at www.AZChiropractors.org  and hit the button in the middle of the page for Southwest Medical Services. Fill out the info in less than a minute, hit the button, and your lien is filed in any county in the state. How's that for slick?

 

            Two things that you put a lot of thought into before buy are malpractice insurance and practice management software. Fortunately for you, we did a lot of research and then invited ChiroFutures Malpractice Program and Eclipse Practice Management Software to join our family of Corporate Members. We strongly suggest your thoroughly investigate both of these companies and their products before making any purchases in this areas.

 

            That's ACS for you -- We've got your back covered. Remember, your Corporate Members are supporting you so take the opportunity to give back whenever possible. It's just good business. 

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Click here to read the ACS Four Point Plan for ASH, 3 of 4 parts of which are in action now. Learn the all-important information about how to file complaints which YOU MUST FILE NOW against ASH with the Attorney General (click here for AG complaint instructions) and with the Arizona Department of Insurance (click here for ADOI complaint instructions). Click here to read the newsletter on the entire subject.
  

DO YOU WANT HEALTH INSURANCE TO COVER CHIROPRACTIC AGAIN?

 

     Litigation is expensive but without it there is no hope of restoring insurance equality. We know that right now your cash flow is decreased because of current tactics by insurance companies. The only hope of reversing the status quo is to gain enforcement of our excellent insurance equality law. The only way to accomplish this goal is to get a judge to order ADOI to enforce the law. This takes a lawsuit which means lawyers and money.

 

    Be smart and invest in this lawsuit to restore health insurance coverage for chiropractic. There are multiple ways to help. You can either join as a member or donate in any amount by clicking on the Become a Member Online or Donate Today Online! You will be directed to our online secure server for your transaction. Act today and safeguard your future. This lawsuit is literally your only hope. Even $25 to $50 per month donations are meaningful and there is no doctor in Arizona that cannot afford this amount. Everyone needs to participate in this effort in order for us to have a chance at winning. It's  now or never. This is truly D-Day for chiropractic in Arizona.