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May, 2015
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DR. IMMERMAN TO RETIRE, ACS TO CEASE OPERATIONS

 

Effective June 1, 2015, Dr. Immerman will retire and ACS will cease operations. Dr. Immerman has served as Association President and Executive Director for 26 years and has published monthly newsletters over that entire time period. He has conducted 26 annual legislative campaigns, testified in 77 courtroom trials, 22 arbitrations and 52 depositions, completed thousands of consultations with members, and has finally decided the time is right for retirement. He issued the following statement:

 

"I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to serve the chiropractic profession as leader of ACS these past 26 years. This has given me the opportunity to pursue my passion of advancing the cause of drugless, non-surgical healing. I am extremely grateful to all of the ACS members both past and current who have supported me in this endeavor. None of this would have been possible without the confidence you have placed in me. I wish you all the best in the future."

 

This will be the last ACS monthly newsletter and the last billing cycle for members. Members are advised to download and save copies of all of the documents in the Member Benefits section of the ACS website since the website will be taken down in the fall. If you have any questions, contact Dr. Immerman.

 

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PERSONAL INJURY CASE MANAGEMENT SEMINAR

  • May 30, 2015 Seminar
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  • Would you like a better working relationship with MD's?

This 12 hour program is being presented in one full day.  It has been approved for 12 CE/CLE hours by the Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners and includes the new 2 hours of mandatory record keeping requirement.  AZCE14003  To register go to:  http://www.planetReg.com/PI Case Management Phoenix

 

When you get to the payment page enter "ACS" in the discount code box and you will be able to register for $200 and half of your fee will go to the Arizona Chiropractic Society. 

 
 

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IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC AND HEALTH REPORTS, ARTICLES, BOOKS AND LINKS

Chiropractic, Health, Disease and Natural Healing

 

All links live at http://www.azchiropractors.org/pages/IMPORTANT-REPORTS-AND-ARTICLES.php#natural

 

Table Of Contents

ALL NEW: 12.  Natural Hygiene, Functional Medicine and Fasting Center: The fundamentals of health and disease 


1. Chiropractic: Evidence-Based Modern Scientific Resources and Other Articles


2. 
Gross Overutilization of Spinal Injections and Surgery


3. 
Dangers of Addictive Opiate Narcotic Pain Killers and NSAIDSs 


4.  Cancer: Evidence-Based Modern Scientific Resources


5.  Cardiovascular Disease: Evidence-Based Modern Scientific Resources


6. Inflammation, Toxemia and Detoxification: Key to Understanding Health and Disease; Rheumatoid Arthritis: Its Roots and Solutions Found in Diet


7. Key Resources on Fever


8. Health Unlimited by Dr. Immerman : A full text handbook to natural health


9.  Health Articles: Scroll down page for this frequently updated section.


10.  Valuable Links: Scroll down page for this frequently updated section.


11. Addiction Screening Resources and Information 


12.  Natural Hygiene, Functional Medicine and Fasting Center: The fundamentals of health and disease.


13.  
Chiropractic and Personal Injury Email Library: This is a  collection of emails sent to members of ACS and personal injury attorneys from 2008-2012. We are now making our archives of emails available. The subject line of the email has been reprinted in this document  click here;as it appeared in the original email. The Index is intended to make it easy for you to go to the emails on the subject(s) of interest to you. ACS will supply these emails to ACS members (others call to inquire) if you send an email request to ACS@AZChiropractors.org

 

 

 

Click here or on the title above for a new page with more detailed information. You will learn what happens when a chiropractor is the first contact provider compared to an MD for low back pain in a typical health insurance plan, in this case the Tennessee Blue Cross Blue Shield plan.  Costs for care were 40% less when the chiropractor was the first contact provider.

You will also learn what happens when chiropractic care is added to a large health plan like AHCCCS. This has been thoroughly researched and here is the answer: Reduced surgeries, hospitalizations, MRIs, x-rays and overall back care costs. We have the evidence.

What happens when chiropractors become primary care physician (PCP) gatekeepers? This has been thoroughly researched with results published in peer-reviewed medical literature  which we have posted.

Chiropractic treatment has been studied scientifically at great length resulting in publication of recent peer-reviewed journal articles. The results are reviewed on our separate page.

The alternative treatments for typical neck and back pain are NSAIDs (Advil, Motrin, aspirin) and opiates (Lorcet, Vicodin, Oxycontin, etc.). Chiropractic is much safer than these alternatives and so should be tried first. http://www.azchiropractors.org/pages/DANGERS-OF-NSAIDS-AND-OPIATE-PAIN-MEDICATIONS.php

Is chiropractic effective for any non-neuromusculoskeletal conditions such as asthma or fibromyalgia?  We report the scientific evidence.

In the 1960s and 1970s, the AMA engaged in an active conspiracy to boycott chiropractic and "contain and eliminate" the entire profession. In 1987, the AMA was issued a Permanent Injunction Order in an effort to ban any further efforts to destroy the chiropractic profession.  Read a newspaper article about how the boycott continues and must stop.

 
Click here to go to the page with all of ACS' information on chiropractic.

 

 

2. Gross Overutilization of Spinal Injections and Surgery

 

 

Click here or on the title above to open a new page with excerpts from the invaluable highly referenced 2009 online medical journal article "Overtreating Chronic Back Pain: Time to Back Off?" The authors include Richard A. Deyo, MD, MPH; Sohail K. Mirza, MD, MPH; Judith A. Turner, PhD; Brook I. Martin, MPH. The link to the full article is  http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/58695.This study documents gross overutilization of invasive, highly expensive epidural injections and spinal surgeries. In most cases, inexpensive and relatively safe chiropractic procedures would make far more sense.
 

On the new page you will also find a special investigative article on back surgery by Harvard Medical School Professor and writer for The New Yorker, Jerome Groopman, M.D., from April 8, 2002 entitled "A Knife in the Back." This article is a must-read for those wishing to understand the overutilization of back surgery.
 
 

 Click here to go to the page with all of ACS' information on the gross overutilization of spinal injections and surgery for neck and back pain.

 

 

 3. Dangers of Opiate Addictive Narcotic Pain Medications and NSAIDs 

Click on the title to open a new page rich with scientific resources and news reports.

The Documented Dangerous "Silent Epidemic" of NSAIDs: Click on the title to open a new page filled with documented facts.

 

 

 

 

 Clicking here or on the title above will open a new page with peer-reviewed journal articles, in depth reports from the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, George Lundberg, M.D., former editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association, David Servan-Schreiber, an M.D. and a PhD, and many more reliable and authoritative sources.

Everything you read will point you in one direction: You do have some control over whether or not you will get cancer based on your lifestyle choices. Furthermore, if you have cancer, you can influence the course of the disease by the lifestyle choices you make. We have assembled a unique assortment of references for educational purposes.  Just click here to go to the ACS Cancer Evidence-Based Scientific Resource Center.

 

 

 5. Cardiovascular Disease: Evidence Based Scientific Resources 

 

Senior medical authorities have now proven that most patients who receive coronary bypass surgery and angioplasty/stenting procedures could have solved their problems by changing their diet. Read the scientific evidence from institutions such as the Cleveland Clinic. The cost savings would be huge if diet were substituted as treatment for surgical cardiology in many cases.  Click here to open the ACS Cardiovascular Disease Evidence-Based Scientific Resource Page.

 

 

6. Inflammation, Toxemia and Detoxification: Key to Understanding Health and Disease; Rheumatoid Arthritis: Its Roots and Solutions Found in Diet 

 

 Click here or on the title above to learn everything you ever wanted to know about inflammation, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbs and the wisdom of their use, toxemia and the role of toxins in the cause of disease, and the value of detoxification in the maintenance and restoration of health.


Inflammation is a natural part of the healing process that is turned on by the body when needed. Inflammatory diseases include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, neuritis, gastritis, sinusitis and every other disease with a name ending in "itis." It makes no sense to take anti-inflammatory drugs and herbs to stop this healing process.  Learn the cause of inflammation by clicking here.


It has long been thought that toxins are at the root of many diseases, and that inflammation is turned on by the body to destroy the toxins. Detoxification to eliminate toxins may be the answer.  Click here to learn all about the theory about toxemia as a central cause of disease, and the value of detoxification as a major solution.


Rheumatoid arthritis is a classic inflammatory disease. All of the above-described theories about inflammation, toxemia and detoxification have been scientifically tested with rheumatoid arthritis patients and the results have been published in scientific journals. Click here to read how rheumatoid arthritis can be managed without drugs if ingestion of certain toxins in foods is completely avoided.These studies proved the validity of the theory of toxemia as a major cause of inflammatory diseases.

 

 

 

 

By Alan M. Immerman, D.C.

 

Author's Introduction: This is a full book mainly addressing nutrition and detoxification which was published by Naturegraph Publishing in 1989. It is now out-of-print so I decided to post it full text on the Internet for free. I hope you find it helpful. Click here to read full book online in PDF format.

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9.  Health Articles

 

Health Unlimited!by Alan M. Immerman, D.C. A complete book online. This guide to health was used as a text at Parker College of Chiropractic. Go to http://soilandhealth.org/02/0201hyglibcat/HlthUltd.pdf.


"Can Diet Prolong Lifespan?" by Alan M. Immerman, D.C., ACA Journal, February 1982

 "Evidence for Intestinal Toxemia" by Alan M. Immerman, D.C., ACA Journal, April 1979


"What is the Minimum Protein Requirement?" by Alan M. Immerman, D.C. and John Lowe, D.C.,ACA Journal, January 1980

 "Scientific Basis for the Concept of Toxemia" by Alan M. Immerman, D.C., ACA Journal, June, 1981

 

 

10. Links

 

True North Health Education and Fasting Center at http://www.healthpromoting.com/index.htm


Dean Ornish M.D. Lifestyle Program on WebMD at http://www.webmd.com/diet/ornish-diet-what-it-is 


International Association of Hygienic Physicians at http://www.iahp.net/index.htm


National Health Association and the American Natural Hygiene Society at http://www.healthscience.org/component/option,com_frontpage/Itemid,1/ 


The Bruce Levine Home Page for responsible critical commentary on psychiatry and psychology at www.brucelevine.net


Dan Murphy, D.C. Home Page at danmurphydc.com

Spine Research Institute of San Diego and Arthur Croft, D.C. at http://www.srisd.com/index2.htm

 

12. Natural Hygiene, Functional Medicine and Fasting Center: The Fundamentals of Health and Disease

 

 
Principles of Natural Hygiene
: Learn the basic fundamentals of health and disease in this concise summary.

 The Four Rules Of The Ancient Universal Healing System Called Natural Hygiene: These are the key rules that explain how the body functions.

 Time For A Whole New Approach In Health Care Called Natural Hygiene: An overview of an entire system of thinking about what produces health, why we get sick, and how health can be restored, first introduced in the US in the mid-1800s.
 

 Unified Theory of Health and Disease: Natural Hygiene holds that the same cause of disease results first in minor problems like colds and the flu, and then is responsible for escalation to inflammatory diseases and ultimately cancer. Finally, everything makes sense with this theory.
 

 The True Healing Art -- Natural Hygiene v. Drug Medication -- Dr.Trall MD 1862: Dr. Trall, M.D. challenged conventional medical practice before an elite audience at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. in 1862. His powerful words are just as relevant today. This is a must-read speech with the key sections highlighted.
 

 Modern Books And Authors That Follow The Natural Hygiene System: The methods employed today by doctors such as Dean Ornish, M.D. to reverse atherosclerosis are pure Natural Hygiene in nature. This system is simply true.

 Nutritional Pharmacology versus Natural Hygiene 1981: This is a journal article by Dr. Immerman that contrasts the use of food as a drug versus a nutrient. It is vitally important to avoid being a nutritional pharmacologist and solely use food to nourish and not to drug the body.
 

 The Cause of Colds, Sore Throats and Other Infectious Diseases: This is a cause you have never considered before, but which truly has merit to it. Consider this theory seriously.
 

 Why You Lose Your Appetite When You Are Sick -- Vegetarian Times: There is a rational basis for appetite loss during sickness. It helps promote healing.
 

Protein -- How Much is Enough? Vegetarian Times: You need far less protein than the government says since their recommendations have been heavily influenced by the protein, i.e., meat and dairy, industries. Most Americans harm themselves by eating too much protein.
 

 Skin Diseases -- A Nutritional Approach -- Vegetarian Times: The skin is the largest elimination organ in the body and thus can be heavily influenced by the diet.
 

Megavitamin Therapy -- The Reality -- Chiropractic Economics: Megavitamin therapy is really no different than drug therapy.


RESOURCES FOR THERAPEUTIC FASTING

Articles

"The Benefits of Fasting" by Alan Goldhamer, D.C.

"Therapeutic Fasting" by Alan Goldhamer, D.C.

"Fasting Is the Answer" by Alan Goldhamer, D.C.

"Fasting - Back to the Future" by Alan Goldhamer, D.C.

"Physiological Adaptations of Fasting" by Alan Goldhamer, D.C.

 

Association of Physicians Specializing in Fasting

International Association of Hygienic Physicians: http://www.iahp.net/index.htm


The International Association of Hygienic Physicians (IAHP) is a professional association for licensed, primary care physicians (Medical Doctors, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, and Naturopaths) who specialize in Therapeutic Fasting Supervision as an integral part of Hygienic Care. Founded in 1978, the IAHP offers an Internship program for Certification in Fasting Supervision. The Association has adopted Standards of Practice and Principles of Ethics for providing Hygienic Care. They further have adopted and periodically revise Standards of Practice of Fasting Supervision and Certification Standards for physicians seeking Certified Status. The Association also adopts Consensus Statements on issues of importance to persons following a Natural Hygiene Lifestyle. See website for list of certified physicians and fasting centers worldwide.


Scientific Journal Studies

 "Fasting and Diet Restriction in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease,"ACA Journal, March, 1980, Alan M. Immerman, D.C.
 

"Medically Supervised Water-only Fasting in the Treatment of Hypertension," Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics, 2001 Jun; 24(5), Alan Goldhamer, D.C., et al.
 

 "Medically Supervised Water-Only Fasting in the Treatment of Borderline Hypertension"The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Volume 8, Number 5, 2002, pp. 643-650, Alan Goldhamer, D.C., et al.

 "Initial Cost Of Care Results In Medically Supervised Water-Only Fasting For Treating High Blood Pressure And Diabetes," J Altern Complement Med 2002;8:529-532, Alan Goldhamer, D.C., et al.

 Immerman, Alan M. D.C. The Immerman Files. Dr. Alan Immerman collected every available scrap of published scientific evidence issued between 1880 and 1980 that supported fasting and Natural Hygiene/Nature Cure. He was the Director of Research for the American Natural Hygiene Society in the 1980s. This material (a seven foot tall stack of photocopies) was then scanned by Dr. Immerman. All these articles are available for free download, organized by topic. This link leads to a short essay by Dr. Immerman explaining how the files came to be and how to make the best use of them, and from there, to the files themselves.

 

Books

Immerman, Alan M., D.C. Health Unlimited. 1989. See chapter on fasting.

A very easy to understand summary and restatement of the basic hygienic viewpoint that would serve as an excellent introduction and guide to someone with insufficient time to study the fundamental books of the Founders (Tilden, Shelton, etc.) from which this book is drawn. It is vegetarian in outlook and disapproves of colon cleansing. Used by a chiropractic college in the United States as a basic text of diet and nutrition. The author, Alan Immerman, is in practice and may be reached at aimmerman1(at)cox.net. Downloads as a PDF of 514 kb. Placed on the World Wide Web with the permission of the author.

 Fasting and Eating for Health: A Medical Doctor's Program for Conquering Disease

Precise diet and fasting programs to relieve headache, hypoglycemia, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, colitis, psoriasis, lupus, and uterine fibroids. Using fasting to lose weight How to start, what to expect, how to reintroduce food to maintain maximum benefits How to work with a physician for longer fasts (more than 3 days) 

 Shelton, Herbert M. The Hygienic System, Vol. III, Fasting and Sun Bathing. San Antonio, Texas: Dr. Shelton's Health School, Third Revised Edition, 1950. First Published 1934. 

In his exhaustive study of therapeutic fasting, Shelton claimed: "In more than thirty years of conducting fasts, I have conducted over twenty-five thousand fasts, ranging in duration from three days to more than two months. I have conducted about six fasts that have gone sixty or more days, the longest being sixty-eight days. I have had literally hundreds of fasts that have lasted from forty to fifty and more days." Despite Shelton's possible overstatement of "twenty-five thousand," likely no one else has ever equaled his experience with fasting for the purpose of healing disease. PUBLIC DOMAIN.
 

Shelton, Herbert M. Natural Hygiene: Man's Pristine Way Of Life. San Antonio, Texas: Dr. Shelton's Health School, 1968.

This rather long polemic painstakingly, passionately and rather aggressively examines certain key concepts of Shelton's version of Natural Hygiene: no one who reads this book carefully will ever think of the words cure and medicine as being compatible with Hygiene or healing or health. There is also an excellent history of the development of the Hygienic movement. PUBLIC DOMAIN.
 

DeVries, Arnold. Therapeutic Fasting. Los Angeles: Chandler, 1963.

A complete, sensitive and intelligent survey of fasting and of fasting literature. Arnold DeVries was an American researcher, writer and hygienist, who already in the 1950's changed from a fruitarian (Fountain of Youth, 1946) to a paleolithic understanding of what constitutes optimum human nutrition (Primitive Man and His Food, 1952, Elixir of Life, 1952). Therapeutic Fasting, 1963) has been one of his most popular and widely used titles. Downloads as a single PDF of about 275 kb. Thanks are owed to Dr. Bass of the International Natural Hygiene Society for providing this excellent book. OUT OF PRINT


Goldstein, Jack. Triumph Over Disease by Fasting and Natural Diet.
 New York: Arco Publishing Company, 1977.

A personal testimonial in the vein of a true-confession story, only this story is not of love and betrayal, but of a young man who, through receiving much conventional medical treatment for ulcerative colitis, had been so damaged by the medicos that he approached death. In the nick of time he discovered natural hygiene, fasted for over 40 days and began to recover health and enjoyment of life. Gruesome in its detailed description of the disease and shocking in it's recounting of the brutal and constitution-destroying treatments he received, interesting in the detailed inner-experience of a long-time water faster. Downloads as a PDF of 633 kb. OUT OF PRINT.


Hazzard, Linda. B.,D. O. (1927 edition). Scientific Fasting: The Ancient and Modern Key to Health.
 New York: Grant Publications. This is taken from one of a series of editions going back many years before 1927.

One of the wisest books on natural medicine ever written, and written totally from decades of personal practice. Also contains a great deal of advice about handling children. PUBLIC DOMAIN
 

Sinclair, Upton. (1921). The Fasting Cure. Originally published by the author circa 1920. 215KBytes. Public domain.

A famous author's personal experience with the fasting cure. The main chapter of this book, "Perfect Health" is also offered in French, the translation,Parfaite Sante!  translation courtesy of Paul Barbu & Diane Hébert. PUBLIC DOMAIN.


RESOURCES FOR HOW TO IMPLEMENT A THERAPEUTIC PLANT BASED DIET

 Nine Essential Cookbooks for the Plant Based Athlete


My Plant Based Family
 Meal Plans


Forks Over Knives
 Plant Based Diets

 

 

 
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Breaking News & Updates

MUST READ KEY BREAKING NEWS STORIES

 

UPDATED MAY 3, 2015 

 

Breaking News 04/03/15: ACS releases all new April 2015 eNewsletter with key stories ACS bills stall in State House of Representatives, Grievance Letters - The best way to get insurers to pay, all about the Health Care Appeals Process, how to file a complaint against an insurance company, details about the upcoming seminar Personal Injury Case Management, and much more. Read these stories and much more by clicking here.

 

 

BREAKING NEWS 3/05/15: ACS releases March 2015 eNewsletters with stories about ACS bills stall in State Senate, how as health care professionals do we listen, what you should demand whenever you get a claims denial, personal injury case management seminar, breaking news, and much more. Click here to read the entire newsletter.


BREAKING NEWS 02/02/15: ACS releases all new February 2015 eNewsletter with key stories about ACS legislation pending hearing in a Senate committee, a full directory of all ACS reports on the Chiropractic Board posted online, listing of key newsletters by Dr. Immerman which review the scientific literature and which are also posted online, and much more breaking news. Click here to read the entire newsletter.

 

BREAKING NEWS 01/08/15: ACS releases all-new January 2015 ACS eNewsletter with stories about ACS lobbyist continues fierce pace at Legislature, how you can qualify as an expert in clinical biomechanics, the time to join ACS is now, ACS Find-a-Doc search engine is working, and the complete ACS personal injury package. Click here to read the entire newsletter.

 

BREAKING NEWS 12/06/14: ACS releases all new December 2014 ACS eNewsletter with key stories about ACS to wage all-out legislative war against ASHN, status of pending lawsuits, PI case killers, ACS Find-A-Doc Search engine is working, new financial opportunity for chiropractors, and much more. Click here to read the entire newsletter.

 

BREAKING NEWS 11/3/14: ACS releases all new November, 2014 eNewsletter with key stories about ACS lobbyist storming the Arizona Legislature, one doctor's consequences for routinely waiving copays and deductibles, status of pending lawsuits, can Delta V predict injury likelihood or severity, Board action alert, and key breaking news stories. Click here to read the entire all new newsletter.

 

BREAKING NEWS 10/02/14: ACS releases all new October, 2014 eNewsletter with key stories about ACS's successful mission to reform the Chiropractic Board over the past ten years, status of pending  lawsuits, upcoming seminar Personal Injury Case Management, the time to join ACS is now, and details about the ACS Functional Medicine, Natural Hygiene and Fasting Center online. Click here to read the entire newsletter.

 

BREAKING NEWS 09/04/14: ACS releases all new September 2014 eNewsletter with key stories about the anatomy of the chiropractic insurance equality law and the benefits that will come from having it enforced, the real relief that will come from pending lawsuits against insurance companies, a great new upcoming seminar in personal injury case management, the best solution to your cash practice, and much more. Click here to read the entire newsletter.

 

BREAKING NEWS 08/05/14: ACS releases all new August 2014 ACS eNewsletter with key stories about how legislation and litigation will be the key to progress, ACS preparations for the 2015 Legislation Session, news about pending lawsuits, consequences of failure to properly fill out CA paperwork, and management of whiplash disorders. Click here to read the entire newsletter.

 

BREAKING NEWS 07/03/14:  ACS releases all new July 2014 eNewsletter with key stories You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers, Obamacare Section 2706 requires insurers to pay DCs no less than they pay MDs and PTs, ACS continues preparations for 2015 legislative session, real relief will come from pending lawsuits, and much more. Click here
 to read the entire newsletter.
 
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 11/19/13: ACS releases 2014 Legislative Information Proposal and Documentation Part One and TwoWe 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 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 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.


 

MOST READ: 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!


 

MOST READ: 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.


 

MOST READ: 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. 


 

MOST READ:  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 new ASH Claims Denial Center with key analysis at 11.5.


 

MOST READ: Watch live testimony from the Legislature as Dr. Immerman argues that 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 earlier video. Begin at the 50:30 minute mark.


 

Read all BREAKING NEWstories 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.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

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.

 

HIPAA COMPLIANCE

All of the materials you need to comply with the September 23, 2013 deadline.

 


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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 drmike@camelmed.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 drwall@afcmed.com

 

EXCITING OPPORTUNITY WITH TREMENDOUS GROWTH POTENTIAL. 
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ASSOCIATE IN A PRACTICE with significant amount of professional athletes amongst family practice. Need only apply if highly motivated; extremely extroverted; and health, fitness and sports are a huge part of your life. Send resume to backinshapeaz@yahoo.com
 

DOCTOR POSITION AVAILABLE: Chiropractor wanted for a well established office in Buckeye, AZ. Looking for energetic doctor with great patient skills and a current AZ DC/PT license to join our team. Email resume to cbrown@azchoicechiro.com or call 623-572-9820 ask for Cynthia.                       CB           

 

GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR DOCTOR of CHIROPRACTIC: High Volume Chiropractic / PT Office.
Generous Salary, Insurance Benefits, Profitable Bonuses, Paid Vacations & Holidays, Excellent Retirement Plan. East Valley/Mesa, AZ. AZ License & PT Certificate Necessary. Must be in Good Standing with Chiro Board. Email CV to apply DrMichael5085@gmail.com.

 

STAFF ASSOCIATE CHIROPRACTOR POSITION.  We are an Arizona, South West Valley Chiropractic office.  Our practice is mainly personal injury and wellness based. We are currently reviewing curriculum vitae's. Requirements: F/T, M-F and Sat. AM, PT cert., Spanish speaking, heavier handed, fully proficient in Diversified, Activator Technique and drop table techniques, must be able to manually adjust 300+ pound individuals using side posture and anterior dorsal techniques, superior Customer Service and Care - High Energy. Email CV to  recruiterarizona@yahoo.com

 

CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATE POSITION in exciting fast growing medical clinic Phoenix AZ.  Integrated health clinic looking for great, self-motivated, enthusiastic chiropractor to join our team. Full-time position, offering training, professional development, learning opportunities with potential for growth.  Salary / bonuses offered. AZ License & PT Certificate necessary. Recent graduates welcome. Team player, Energetic, Willingness to learn. Please send resume with cover letter to: Foothillsfamilychiro@gmail.com or contact us directly at 480.460.1399.

 

BUSY N.W. DR.S OFFICE needs associate doctor to join our well established practice.  Please call for an interview.  (623) 878-4000.   MG
 

ASSOCIATE FOR N PHOENIX PRACTICE - Diversified, fully-equipped, 28 np/mo & 83 pv/week, collections $260K+.  Beautifully appointed clinic, great location, seeking doctor looking for opportunity of ownership.  Call Dr. Jack 480.575.8095.

 

EMERGENCY CHIROPRACTIC is looking for an associate doctor to join our 38+ year company. Salary position with possible advancement to become a Clinic Director and run one of our fourteen offices throughout the Phoenix area. Must be willing to work in both the Greater Phoenix and East Valley areas. Practice limited to Personal Injury. Looking for a quality, detail orientated person. Many of our Doctors have been with us for 20+ years! Job security and an excellent benefit package. Arizona license with P.T. a must. Call Anand S. Bhakta, D.C., Chief of Staff, at 602-992-8199.


EXCEPTIONAL ASSOCIATE (PRESCOTT AZ): Great opportunity for hard working DC to join high energy practice. 14 years experience. Join us in helping lots of people, having lots of fun, sharing in the success. Guaranteed base, performance bonuses, training in technique and patient management. See our team at www.precisionspinalcare.net Email your resume with cover letter to joannechiro@yahoo.com

 

SUCCESSFUL, MODERN, STATE OF THE ART, AND UPSCALE OFFICE looking for a D.C. skilled in diversified technique with active AZ D.C./Physiotherapy license. New and experienced DC's welcome. Email drque5000@hotmail.com

 

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 480-203-8145.

 

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 evakiva@qwestoffice.net Monday thru Wednesday 8 AM to 4:30 PM. MH

  

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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.  

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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 drglove@comcast.net.

 

GORGEOUS CHANDLER OFFICE FOR LEASE

This newly renovated office with excellent location offers 7 treatment rooms with a modern reception area at an affordable price. Take a virtual tour at http://youtu.be/xsxxrZFhHs. Call 602.618.3742 soon as this property will not last long!   DB


 

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