YOU'VE GOT QUESTIONS,
WE'VE GOT ANSWERS
The ACS Member Benefit's section is filled with answers to the questions you confront every day. Consider the following:
- How to protest when an insurance company alleges your fees are above usual and customary: Member Benefit Document #4
- The best solution for your cash practice that is well within the law: Member Benefit Document #4.1
- How to file an official legal Grievance Letter, the best way to get an insurance company to pay: Member Benefit Documents #5 and 5.1
- How to use the Arizona Health Care Appeals system to get insurers to pay: Member Benefit Documents #6, 6.1, 6.2 and 7
- How to deal with denials of workers' comp claims: Member Benefit Document #8.1
- The best medical necessity letter to use when confronted with denials: Member Benefit Document #9
- How to use chiropractic guidelines to defend the care you have given: Member Benefit Document #9.1
- How to sue an insurance company in Small Claims Court: Member Benefit Documents #10 and 10.1
- Letter and documentation to fight refund demands: Member Benefit Documents 11.3, 11.4, 11.4a, 11.4b
- ERISA letter to file an appeal of a denial: Member Benefit Document #13
- How to get referrals from MDs from a book endorsed by the ACA: Member Benefit Documents #18 and #19
- Record keeping as mandated by the Arizona Chiropractic Board: Member Benefit Documents #20, 21, 22
- Forms for assignment of benefits, informed consent, SOAP notes, outcome assessment tools, examinations: Member Benefit Documents #24.1 and 24.2
- Medical Records Protocol as required by the Arizona Chiropractic Board: Member Benefit Document #25
- Personal Injury: Letter to get a PI attorney to release settlement monies he has in hand: Member Benefit Document #30.1
- Personal Injury: Why balance billing is almost always allowed in PI cases: Member Benefit Document #31
- LaBombard Case: Why you almost never have to pay 1/3rd of the attorney's fees in PI cases: Member Benefit Document #31.1
- County Liens valid if filed within 30 days of any date of service, not just first date of service: Member Benefit Document #32.1
- Who can a County Lien by enforced against? Member Benefit Document #34.1
- Letter to send to claims adjuster who says there was not enough force to cause any significant injury to your patient: Member Benefit Document #35.1
- The best attorney lien form available: Member Benefit Document #36
- UCC Liens: Even more powerful than County Health Care Liens: Member Benefit Documents #37-39b
- HIPAA Compliance: All forms necessary to be compliant with HIPAA: See Member Benefit Document's page
All of this information and much more is available to members on the Member Benefits page. If you are not a member, you can access this information by joining online at www.AZChiropractors.org. There is also full consulting available to members to explain this information from Dr. Immerman.
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OBAMACARE SECTION 2706 PROHIBITS PAYING DCs LESS THAN MDs OR PTs FOR THE SAME SERVICE - ACS INTENDS TO SUE TO ENFORCE THIS PROVISION
Obamacare Section 2706, the Provider Non-Discrimination Clause, prohibits insurers from paying DCs less than other providers for performing the same service. Nonetheless, this is now happening all of the time. For example, ASHN pays $18 no matter how many physical medicine modalities you use while at the same time BCBS pays separately for each physical medicine modality if you are an MD or PT. The total paid for all modalities can easily exceed $50-$60 if you are an MD, far greater than the $18 paid if you are a DC.
ACS is working with its attorney to develop litigation over this issue. It appears to be very cut and dry, a clear violation of Section 2706. We will keep you abreast of all developments.
CHIROPRACTIC BOARD LISTS APPROVED COURSES ONLINE
Two Hours of Courses in Record Keeping Required for 2014
The Chiropractic Board has a list online of all approved continuing education courses available at http://www.azchiroboard.us/Approvedcourselist.pdf. There is a wide range of in-person and online courses available. Bear in mind that for 2014, you must take at least two hours of courses in record keeping. There are two courses available online for two hours in record keeping to meet the requirement. They are user-friendly and easy to take. Be sure to take your CE courses from the Board-approved list in order to stay in compliance.
ACS CONTINUES PREPARATIONS FOR 2015 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
In January, 2015, ACS will work hard again to pass a copay bill to make copays for chiropractic care the same as they are for PCPs. We will also be working hard again to pass legislation to make our insurance equality law enforceable. Right now, the courts have ruled that the Arizona Department of Insurance (ADOI) does not have to enforce the law even if there are clear violations. This must not stand and ACS will fight hard to overturn it.
Of note is the fact that the AAC is not working on either of the above-described bills. They have decided to work on an AHCCCS bill that requires referral from an MD or DO before a DC can be seen. The Legislature put a price tag of $1 million on this bill which averages out to about $500 for every Arizona DC. In sharp contrast, if the ACS bills pass and health insurance funds begin to flow again, it is estimated that $100 million would be released to Arizona chiropractors, an average of $60,000 per DC. You can see why ACS has set its priorities of copay and insurance equality legislation first and AHCCCS legislation second.
WE MUST ELECT FORMER SENATOR
Former Senator Linda Gray is running for a seat in the House of Representatives from the Prescott area and we must do everything possible to ensure that she succeeds. Just a few short years ago she served in the Senate and was the champion of chiropractic legislation. You can send contributions of up to $2,000 per individual to Elect Linda Gray, 2979 Southpark, Prescott, AZ 86305. Her efforts came very close to passing a copay bill. If elected, she will work hard to pass chiropractic bills again. She really needs our help so dig deep and do whatever you can to help her. Legal notice: This solicitation is being done independently of Sen. Gray's campaign and there is no expense involved. There has been no coordination with Sen. Gray's campaign.
REAL RELIEF WILL COME FROM PENDING LAWSUITS
Lawsuits which will soon be filed will provide needed relief for Arizona chiropractors. There are two lawsuits pending. The first is based on Section 2706 of the federal Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, which requires that payments to DCs for specific services be the same as they are to MDs and DOs unless there are differences in performance or quality measures which there are not. For example, DCs get paid by ASHN $18 for all physical medicine services per visit whereas MDs and DOs get paid 3-4 times more. This is clearly illegal according to our attorneys. A lawsuit will be filed over the disparities dating back to 01/01/14. Doctors will be paid retroactively for the difference in payment amounts and for the future the payments will increase. Payment per visit could increase by up to $50 or more per visit.
The second lawsuit will challenge the right to perform precertification since the requirement for precertification is not being applied equally to MDs, DOs and DCs. The lawsuit will also challenge the ASHN tiering system since patients get different amounts of care depending on the tier level their chiropractor is in. Many other aspects of the ASHN structure will be challenged. This will be a class action lawsuit and so your practice will be covered. No more illusory benefit where BCBS claims it covers chiropractic but then only pays $4 out of a $44 visit, a total of 9% paid by the insurer. This is not insurance coverage when the insurer only pays 9% of the cost of the visit and the patient pays 91%. It is consumer fraud.
These class action lawsuits will start out with one DC and one BCBS policyholder and we have each in place, ready to go. The lawsuit documents are being finalized at this time. Expect the lawsuits to be filed in the near future and then relief will be in sight. This has been a gargantuan undertaking considering the research necessary and the need to supply the attorneys with all needed BCBS and ASHN documents. Many doctors have helped from across the state and we are most grateful for their help and time. It will now pay off. If you have any questions about the lawsuits, be sure to contact ACS. We are the only state association willing to file lawsuits to solve the profession's problems with the AAC vowing never to follow this route for unexplained reasons. It appears they do not want to disrupt their friendships with the insurance companies. From the ACS perspective, we are not friends with those who would destroy our profession.
Historically, lawsuits have made a huge difference for chiropractors. Think back to Wilk v. AMA where Charles Wilk, DC and 5 DCs sued the AMA in the late 1970s alleging antitrust violations. The lawsuit was finally won in 1989 and as a result you can now work with MDs in your practice and the AMA no longer works to eliminate the chiropractic profession. The lawsuits planned by ACS will have just as powerful an impact. They are not easy to create and file but we are pursuing this route nonetheless. We have the best attorneys in country on our side and so are confident the lawsuits will be filed and ultimately won.
THE TIME TO JOIN ACS IS NOW!
If you are not already a member, the time to join ACS is now! The profession is facing unprecedented challenges, and action by a strong association is the only solution. A powerful legislative agenda and lawsuits against BCBS and ASHN plus others are absolutely necessary. ACS also offers the most comprehensive set of member benefits of any association in the country. In addition, as a member, you have full access to Dr. Immerman to have all of your questions answered. ACS is nearly a full-fledged practice management association when you add together the member benefits and the consulting from Dr. Immerman yet the cost is only $100 per month. ACS is your information center, the place to go to find solutions to your practice problems. You can join online at www.AZChiropractors.org. ACS has been serving Arizona chiropractors since 1991. Make the smart choice and join today! We are now offering one free answer to any question you might have. Give us a try and see how valuable it is to be a member.
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE CENTER: INFLAMMATION
Alan M. Immerman, D.C.
Arthritis, gastritis, tonsillitis, and bronchitis are diseases of different body regions. Yet they are more alike than different since all are inflammatory conditions. Any disease name which ends in "itis" is an inflammation.
Whether it is found in the joints or the throat or elsewhere, inflammation has the same purpose and result. The list of inflammatory diseases is quite long since this process can occur in any area of the body. Naming the condition requires using the name of the tissue and adding "-itis" to the end. "Arth" means joint, so arthritis is inflammation of a joint. "Gastric" means stomach, so gastritis is inflammation of the stomach.
It would seem that all of the inflammatory conditions are different based on the way they are named but that is not the case. For instance, bronchitis is obviously not identical to tonsillitis. But, since the basic process which occurs in the tissue is identical wherever it is found, conditions of inflammation are the same throughout the body. The causes are the same, the mechanics are the same, and the results are the same. When you understand the nature of inflammation in a joint, you understand the nature of inflammation in the intestine, pancreas, brain or wherever it occurs.
What is inflammation? Robbins' Pathologic Basis of Disease, a top medical school textbook, says that inflammation is the local reaction of tissue to injury. Inflammation has been understood for centuries. In 1793, a Scottish surgeon wrote what is now considered obvious: inflammation is not a disease but a response by the body that has a health-building effect.
Robbins' says that inflammation "serves to destroy, dilute, or wall-off the injurious agent and the tissue cells that it may have destroyed. In turn, the inflammatory response sets into motion a complex series of events which, as far as possible, heal and reconstitute the damaged tissue....Without inflammation, bacterial infections would go unchecked, wounds would never heal, and injured tissues and organs might remain permanent festering defects."
Inflammation is, therefore, a healing activity which is initiated by the body when the need presents. For example, consider the case of a splinter that becomes lodged in the skin. The splinter is clearly an injurious agent. Nerves in the skin register the presence of the splinter and alert the brain. As a result, the brain activates the inflammatory process to destroy the splinter. Blood will be rushed to the area to provide white blood cells which release chemicals to digest the splinter. The extra blood causes the skin to become reddened and swollen. The area will feel hot and painful. Within a few hours or days, the splinter will be dissolved.
Inflammation can only arise when there is a need for it in the form of some agent which is harmful to the body. The activities of inflammation are basically the same wherever they occur. The characteristics which distinguish inflammation in one area of the body from the same process in a different area result from the nature of the involved tissue and the degree of intensity of the inflammation.
It is clear that inflammation is a health-building process, initiated only when the brain perceives a need for such action. Since inflammatory diseases are commonplace, it is crucial to understand the basic nature of inflammation and to follow a rational path to resolution of the problem. With a splinter, we should first attempt removal with sterile tweezers and needle. If the splinter is too deep, we should let the body destroy it from within by the actions of inflammation.
Most of the inflammatory conditions are internal. Since we cannot remove irritants from joints with tweezers, we must depend upon the effectiveness of the inflammatory process.
Inside the body, the injurious agent which the body tries to destroy with inflammation is a chemical toxin. Toxemia, the presence of irritating toxins in the body, is extremely common (see chapter on Toxemia). Toxins are found in the bloodstream, in the tissue spaces between cells, and within cells. When the body becomes excessively irritated by the toxins, it will turn on the inflammatory process to destroy the toxins.
The best way to deal with an inflammatory disease is to help it along. Since inflammation is the body's chosen form of treatment for toxemia, we do not need to attempt to treat toxemia with any other methods. The best course to follow is one of complete rest. With proper rest, we do nothing which interferes with the inflammatory process.
Complete rest involves resting the digestive system by eating a minimal amount of food that is completely free of toxins and/or fasting, resting the body by staying home from work and not exercising, and resting the mind by not worrying and fretting. When we eat less, the body will live on non-essential substances within the system. The first to be burned for energy will be the accumulated toxins. Most of the toxins are normal body chemicals which, because they are present in excessive amounts, have a toxic effect. Conserving energy by resting the body and mind allows the body to direct all available energies to the healing process.
In actual practice, these measures are quite effective. Arthritis, bronchitis, sinusitis, colitis, gastritis, myositis, and many other inflammatory conditions resolve rapidly under the "complete rest" system of management. The chances of success, and the degree of safety, are greatly increased when one is supervised by a doctor familiar with these methods.
How do most doctors deal with inflammatory diseases such as arthritis and gastritis? Based on the fact that inflammation is a health-building process, you might assume that no doctor would ever try to halt this healing activity. But unfortunately, you would be wrong. The entire medical profession is lost in an incredible misunderstanding: MDs believe that the inflammation, not the cause of the inflammation, is the problem. Therefore, an attack is made on the inflammatory process, not on the injurious agent which caused the inflammation.
Why the attack on inflammation? Because the symptoms of inflammation can be alarming and uncomfortable. There can be a disturbing amount of pain, swelling, redness, heat, and disability associated with inflammation.
Unfortunately, these symptoms of inflammation are mistakenly regarded as the disease itself. The pain of inflammation, therefore, is treated as if it were the disease, instead of evidence of the body's effort to destroy the disease-producing agent.
This is the rationale behind modern treatment of inflammatory diseases. Tons of anti-inflammatory drugs are swallowed by sick people every day. Examples of such drugs are cortisone, aspirin, Naprosyn, and Motrin. There are many others, with new ones appearing on the market every year.
Doctors mistakenly believe that the pain is the disease, not the symptom of disease, so when the pain is gone the disease is thought to be cured. But stopping the inflammatory process is no more sensible than turning off a fire alarm instead of extinguishing the fire.
When the body becomes excessively loaded with toxins, the brain will initiate a series of measures to expel and destroy toxins. Such measures may include sneezing, coughing, diarrhea, vomiting, and a runny nose. These are all natural forms of elimination. The inflammatory process is designed to destroy toxins within the body. Such healing activities should not be suppressed with drugs. Rather, they should be supported with proper lifestyle changes.
When inflammation is stopped by improper treatment, the toxins which the body was trying to eliminate will remain locked up in the bloodstream and tissues. The chronic toxemia which results will cause diseases which can be quite severe such as disabling arthritis and life-threatening heart disease.
We should respect the inherent wisdom of body and not attempt to halt the inflammatory process. If properly supported and moderated through natural means, the body will complete the healing inflammatory activity it initiated and restore the organ or tissue to good health to the fullest extent possible.
If you learn to cooperate with your body when it is trying to heal itself with inflammation instead of suppressing the process with drugs, you will develop a higher level of health than you have ever imagined possible. Find a doctor who understands that inflammation is good for you, and follow the path to true health.
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MUST READ KEY BREAKING NEWS STORIES
UPDATED JULY 1, 2014
BREAKING NEWS 06/04/14: ACS releases all new June 2014 ACS eNewsletter with key stories about Sen. Nancy Barto being named Legislator of the Year, plans for legislation unveiled, more information about pending lawsuits, LaBombard demands, toxemia, and more. Click here to read the entire newsletter.
BREAKING NEWS 05/16/14: Dr. Dan Murphy reviews new clinical guideline "Management of Whiplash Disorders." Click here to read his review and learn how to buy a copy of the guideline.
BREAKING NEWS 05/06/14: ACS releases all new May 2014 eNewsletter with breaking news stories about failure of all chiropractic bills to pass this legislative session, plans to file lawsuits against BCBS and ASHN, action steps needed to combat $12 fee for depositions, the cause of colds, flu and infectious diseases, and much more.
Click here to read the entire newsletter.
BREAKING NEWS 04/05/14: ACS releases all new April 2014 ACS eNewsletter with breaking news stories about lawsuits which will bring needed relief to profession, status report from Arizona Legislature, news that AAC AHCCCS bill was killed in the State Senate, everything you could ever need to know about liens, great article about fasting, loads of breaking news, member benefits, corporate members, and much more. Click here to read
the entire newsletter in PDF format.
BREAKING NEWS 03/03/14: ACS releases all new March 2014 ACS eNewsletter with breaking news stories about chiropractic bills being on hold at Legislature, class action lawsuit nearing completion, upcoming appearances in Phoenix by national chiropractic leaders, ADOI response to ACS complaint, the truth about epidural spinal injections, and much more. Click here to read the full newsletter.
BREAKING NEWS 02/03/14:
ACS releases all new February 2014 ACS eNewsletter with breaking news stories about chiropractic bills at the Legislature, pending class action litigation, posssible violations of Obamacare by Arizona insurers, a diet proven to help multiple sclerosis, and much more. Click here to read the entire newsletter.
BREAKING NEWS 01/03/14:
ACS releases all new January 2014 ACS eNewsletter with key stories about legislative effort with great news that Senate Health Committee Chair Nancy Barto has agreed to sponsor ACS insurance equality and copay legislation, news about impending class action lawsuit against BCBS and ASHN, Dr. Immerman's new book about low speed impact automobile accidents, and much more. Click here to read the entire newsletter.
BREAKING NEWS 12/03/13: ACS releases all new December 2013 ACS eNewsletter with key stories about ACS' biggest push ever at the Arizona Legislature to get an enforceable insurance equality law and lower copayments, former Senator Linda Gray's plans to return to the Legislature, possible class action litigation against BCBS and ASHN, a diet proven to control rheumatoid arthritis, and much more. Click here to read the full newsletter.
BREAKING NEWS 11/19/13: ACS releases 2014 Legislative Information Proposal and Documentation Part One and Two. We request that all legislators read this vital document in anticipation of meeting with our lobbyists, doctors and patients. ACS lobbyist Timothy LaSota was recently profiled in Phoenix Business Journal article. Click here to see Dr. Immerman's testimony on insurance equality testimony from early in 2013 beginning at the one hour, ten minute mark.
BREAKING NEWS 11/04/13: ACS releases all new November 2013 ACS eNewsletter with key stories about ACS' plan to introduce insurance equality and copay bills in January, 2014, details about the class action law firm considering a lawsuit against BCBS and ASHN, news about Patrice Pritzl's resignation as Chiropractic Board's Executive Director, upcoming special PI seminar, and much more. Click here to read the entire newsletter.
BREAKING NEWS 10/03/13: National Health Reform Provider Non-Discrimination Provision's Impact on Health Insurance and ERISA Plans -- Click here to read comprehensive 13 page analysis. Governor chooses State Employee Benefit - United Healthcare EPO as Arizona's Essential Health Benefits benchmark package for state exchange. Chiropractic coverage includes 20 spinal manipulation and 60 rehabilitation services per year. This is the minimum plan almost all employers must offer beginning 01/01/14. Click here to read the Benefit Plan Booklet from the Arizona Department of Insurance (ADOI) website.
BREAKING NEWS 09/21/13: ACS releases full HIPAA compliance package for 09/23/13 deadline to comply with new rules. The package has been emailed to members and is now posted on the Member Benefits page under HIPAA Compliance.
BREAKING NEWS 09/20/13: AAC secretly petitions Arizona Legislature to grant chiropractors prescription drug rights, immediately rejected. Read their petition by clicking here. Read ACS analysis and position by clicking here.
BREAKING NEWS 08/23/13: Court of Appeals rules chiropractors can be paid $12 for depositions as fact, not expert, witnesses. Click here to read full Court decision, click here to read Amicus brief filed with Court by ACS, and click here to read full ACS report including guidelines to know when expert questions are being asked and you can demand to be paid expert, not fact, fees in a deposition. ACS and others are asking Court to reconsider its decision. NEW: Click here to read ACS Amicus motion for reconsideration 09/04/13 and click here to read Court's denial of motion dated 09/13/13.
BREAKING NEWS 05/16/13: How to Use the Health Care Appeals, Grievance and Timely Payment Laws to Get Paid. ACS has made key Member Benefit documents public so entire profession can use powerful key tools to get paid. Click here for complete information. Much more information like this available to members. Join today online!
BREAKING NEWS 10/20/12: ACS releases Low Speed Impact Defense Package including a letter to send to a claims adjuster who has raised low speed impact arguments, telling you to limit treatment because property damage was minor. The package is posted on the Member Benefits page, #35.1 to 35.6.
BREAKING NEWS 04/28/12: ACS publishes Complete Directory to Personal Injury Resources, superior to many hours of seminars and hundreds of dollars of expense. Based on Dr. Immerman's 73 trials and 50 depositions in the past 15 years with overall 700 case reviews.
KEY DOCUMENTS FOR YOUR PRACTICE: 11.3 - Letter to fight refund demands. If you receive a refund demand, contact ACS. 34.1 -- Who Can an ARS 33-931 Lien Be Enforced Against, by PI attorney Steve Pincus. Also: New PI/health insurance lien forms for health insurers that refuse to honor assignments of benefits. New liens grant more rights than county liens plus work in UM/UIM cases. Also, all newASH Claims Denial Center with key analysis at 11.5.
MOST READ: Watch live testimony from the Legislature as Dr. Immerman arguesthat chiropractic should be included in health insurance. Click here to see 2013 video. Begin at the one hour, ten minute mark. Click here to see earler video. Begin at the 50:30 minute mark.
Read all BREAKING NEWS stories at www.AZChiropractors.org where they are constantly updated. Check back frequently for updates.
Special Treasures Member Benefits
GROUP MEDICAL INSURANCE, LIFE, DENTAL AND VISION PROGRAMS FOR MEMBERS
ACS is affiliated with an organization that offers health insurance for businesses with one or more employee. This insurance is guaranteed issue with no medical questions asked. PPO, HMO and HAS plans available.
INSURANCE CLAIMS AND DENIALS SOLUTIONS
ACS offers all of the documents you need to appeal insurance claims denials including health insurance, ASH and workers' compensation. Also: Sample financial hardship agreements, eleven sample template letters to appeal claims denials, how to use chiropractic guidelines to defend the care you have given.
ERISA AND SELF-INSURED HEALTH PLAN TOOLS TO GET CLAIMS PAID
ACS documents thoroughly explain ERISA in terms easy to understand, and tell you exactly how to appeal a denied claim using ERISA rules.
MD-DC PRACTICE AND REFERRALS
This section provides the referral to the best book and website ever created to teach you how to get referrals from MDs and DOs.
RECORD KEEPING AND DOCUMENTATION COMPLIANCE GUIDANCE
ACS provides extensive information about how to be compliant with the Arizona Chiropractic Board with your record keeping and documentation. Also supplied are many of the forms you will need for record keeping. Learn what is needed to get a claim approved by BCBS and ASH. Also: Dr. Gregg Friedman's webinar on record keeping, Informed Consent Form, Examination Form for Multiple Body Regions, Comprehensive HIPAA Compliance Forms, Outcome Assessment Tools for Neuromusculoskeletal Conditions.
This section includes the Medical Records Protocol which you are required to have on file according the laws and rules of the Arizona Chiropractic Board. It also includes a limited power of attorney to use when insurers refuse to honor assignments of benefits.
PERSONAL INJURY TOOLS
This section addresses balance billing and LaBombard issues in auto accident cases, how to get an attorney to pay your bills, attorneys' obligations when there is a lien, PI office forms, and the UCC lien which you should use in every PI case. Also: Medical PI Lien and Lien Acceptance Policy form for patients, Letter to Get Attorney to Release Settlement Monies He Has in Hand, and Who Can a County Health Care Lien Be Enforced Against.
HOW TO QUALIFY AS A COURTROOM EXPERT IN CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS
This section teaches you how to become a courtroom expert in the Clinical Biomechanics of Whiplash Injuries.
All of the materials you need to comply with the September 23, 2013 deadline.
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ASSOCIATE POSITION AVAILABLE:
First Chiropractic of Tucson. Salary plus bonus. Must have Arizona license with physiotherapy also. Experienced preferred. Call Robin O'Neal, D.C.
ASSOCIATE CHIROPRACTOR FOR BUSY INTEGRATED MEDICAL
CLINIC: Arizona licensed DC, full-time, for a rapidly expanding clinic. If you are a great adjustor, be part of this growing, enthusiastic team by emailing your resume today! email@example.com
ASSOCIATE NEEDED FOR DC OWNED MULTI-SPECIALTY
CLINIC IN FORT MOHAVE AZ. DC must be proficient in diversified and PT. Exciting place to learn and grow with in low stress environment. Competitive salary plus incentive bonus BOE. Feel free to stay 2 years and move on to your own practice or make a long term commitment for 200k income. More info call 928-768-2811. Send resume to: Fax 928-768-9787 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
UNIQUE AND EXPANDING WELLNESS CENTER IS LOOKING
TO HIRE THE RIGHT CHIROPRACTOR who is willing to explore broadening his/her services along with chiropractic care. Excellent base salary and bonus. This is an outstanding financial and career opportunity. We have the business systems, the sales and marketing, the program for total wellness. You bring the passion. South Scottsdale location.
CAMELBACK MEDICAL CENTERS OF PHOENIX, ARIZONA is looking for honest and ethical Chiropractic physicians to join our team. We need someone who is highly motivated, willing to learn, is a self starter and looking to join a multi-discipline group practice. All training included. Compensation package includes: Base salary with performance bonuses, 401K with matching and health insurance paid at 50%. Opportunity to buy shares in our practice for the right Physician. Email cover letter and resume at email@example.com.
GREENWAY COTTON CHIROPRACTIC IN SURPRISE, ARIZONA is looking for Associate Doctor who is honest, ethical and must be a team player. Compensation: Base salary with performance bonuses. Email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. WB
ASSOCIATE POSITION AVAILABLE (West Valley): Salary. Must have Arizona license with physiotherapy also. Experienced preferred. Call (602) 989-6789.
ASSOCIATE DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC NEEDED IN TEMPE, ARIZONA. Employee position with a buyout of the clinic in 3-5 years. Recent graduate who is willing to listen and learn preferred. Associate must have Arizona Chiropractic License, Arizona Physiotherapy Certification, Arizona Acupuncture Certification and Graston Technique Certification. If the Associate does not have all these, they must be willing to acquire them at their own expense ASAP after being hired. Email one-page cover letter and one-page resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format to email@example.com. No phone calls. You can find more information about our office at www.brownchiro.com
CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATE/CLINIC DIRECTOR WANTED: We are an integrated health facility that is looking for a great leader. If you want to be part of a great team, please apply. Salary based on experience. We offer health benefits, 401K and bonuses. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
WANTED ASSOCIATE DOCTOR WHO IS EAGER TO LEARN AND EARN IN AZ: North Scottsdale AZ. Must have at least 2-3 years of practice experience. Would like candidate to have some experience with AK, muscle testing, Brimhall protocols, laser, percussors, etc., but not an absolute MUST SEND RESUME to email@example.com . Website www.thescottsdalechiropractor.com CS
EXCITING OPPORTUNITY WITH TREMENDOUS GROWTH POTENTIAL.
We are seeking a motivated, ethical DC to run one of our established clinics in the Phoenix area. We provide all office, marketing, billing and support staff for you. The doctor focuses on patient care! Arizona PT license and experience required. COME JOIN OUR TEAM! Competitive base salary plus generous bonus package. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. SM
ASSOCIATE WANTED: Contact: Kenny Goodman, Phone: 928-965-3184, Location: Thatcher, AZ, www.goodmanchiro.net , Looking for an enthusiastic Doctor to help build our clinics in the Thatcher, Clifton and Willcox areas. Nice Locations with updated offices. Email your resume to email@example.com or contact our office at 928-348-8997.
PRACTICES FOR SALE
PRACTICE FOR SALE MESA: Same great location for 30 years. Diversified practice, 102K collections last year working 24 hours/week. Priced for quick sale $55,000. Dr. retiring but will help buyer transition. Text or voice mail to
2400 SQUARE FOOT OFFICE IN MESA (GILBERT & UNIVERSITY) FOR SALE OR LEASE. Doctor retiring. Practice has been in business for 30 years with established patients. All equipment will stay with office. If interested please call 480-833-4655 or
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Monday thru Wednesday 8 AM to 4:30 PM. MH
OFFICE SPACE RENTAL AND
CHIRO SPACE AVAILABLE IN BUSY GROCERY ANCHORED RETAIL CENTERS: Owner will fund relocation costs. Increased traffic & convenience = Increased sales & client retention. Experienced retail developer with well-located, grocery anchored centers in MESA, PEORIA and GILBERT. Call or email for more information: Bryan Lamond
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR TO SHARE OFFICE IN AHWATUKEE: Established 10 year old practice, great location off I-10 and Chandler Blvd. Paperless office, X-ray and full equipment provided. Looking to cut overhead. Please email Metthamdc@cox.net
FAMILY PRACTICE LOOKING FOR DC TO SHARE HER OFFICE SPACE with you at 83rd Ave/Cactus Rd. Flat rent for full use of our office space on MWF.
Just bring your computer, phone line, staff and patients! Call/email Dr Jen at 623.878.1133 email@example.com
NICE ROOM AVAILABLE AND SHARE CHIROPRACTIC OFFICE SPACE @ $375/MO. Located @ Northern/31st Ave. Just west of I-17. Ideal for part time or low volume chiro. Access to office is 24/7. Office is nice, clean and up to date. Come see if it fits your needs? Call Dr. Tanner @ 602-433-9790
CHIROPRACTIC OFFICE TO SHARE. Fully equipped, modern 1500 sq. foot free standing building in mid-town Tucson. Doctor/owner practicing part time after 35 years in practice. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE: LEANDER motorized table $2500 and 2 Leander lite tables $1700 ea, SUMMIT X-RAY MACHINE $4000, MINI-MED X-ray processor $800, HILL Anatamotor $1700, Diathermy unit $350, and much more. 602-577-2576
4 THOMAS HERITAGE 7 TABLES with all drop sections and tilting headrests. Excellent condition, brown leather-look, newly refurbished. Cost each is $1,400 new with tax and shipping. Asking $650 each or $2,100 for all. ALSO, ELITE ELECTRIC HI-LOW, Baltic Blue and white base. Rarely used in the last 8 years. $4,200 new price. Asking $2,200. 2 x-ray view boxes, Each side by side full spine for viewing A-P & Lat together, $200 each. TDP Lamp Model CDP CQ27- $130. Call (480) 443-2584 or email email@example.com. AP
DRX 9000: 6 years old, very little use. Perfect condition. Ready to move. $12K. Call Dr. Shaun Malone 602-421-6111.
LIKE NEW TINGLE 300/125 HIGH FREQUENCY X RAY, low volume use - 40 to 50 x-rays per month. Special model uses 110v instead of 220. Perfect for digital conversion. Moved office and radiology center is next door. 9000.00 or best offer. Call or text 520-208-3496 JD
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