Annual Convention Recap
CFS/ACCC 2012 Convention
|Dr. Clay Hopkins
CFS Past President
The Council on Forensic Sciences
in conjunction with the American College of Chiropractic
Consultants held their annual Fall conference in the Chicago
area over October 4, 5 and 6, 2012. The Oak Brook Hills
Marriott resort provided an excellent setting for the
seminar. The meeting rooms and resort facility amenities
were excellent. The program qualified for 18.5 hours toward
the ACCC and for annual Diplomat recertification in the ABFP
(American Board of Forensic Professional). The well attended
conference began Thursday morning with an additional program
co-sponsored by NCMIC Insurance Company on musculoskeletal
rehabilitation. Dr. Stephen Perle was the presenter of this
important material. With the Rehabilitation seminar on
Thursday, a total of 26.5 hours of continuing education
credit was available to the attendees.
In the evening of October 4, a presentation of the “Standard
of Care in the Chiropractic Setting” was made by Drs. Bob
Bailey, John Cerf, Leanne Cupon and Warren Jahn.
On October 5, 2012, Dr. Rick Kuhlman discussed his personal
story of insurance fraud that resulted in investigation and
subsequent arrest and conviction for fraudulent billing. He
detailed his personal experience in this situation.
Dr. Stephen Perle reviewed current literature on
cerebrovascular accidents and chiropractic manipulative
treatment and current best practices and assessment of this
Attorney Michael Miscoe discussed “Legal Issues in Coding”
and covered differences between coding and reimbursement
rules for providers, as well as fraud liability related to
After lunch, Dr. Tari Reinke reviewed her role in a RICO
case that spanned a 5-year period of investigation. She
discussed her activities of record review and analysis,
report and rebuttal writing and how the Federal Rules of
Civil Procedure played a role in her work.
Dr. Joel Stevans compared the various Practice Acts
regarding chiropractic in the United States in regard to
diagnosing and treating patients.
The day ended with a Social Hour at the Hotel.
Friday began with Carlo Ammendolia, DC, PhD who reviewed
current research on diagnosis, imaging and treatment of
neurogenic claudication associated with spinal stenosis. He
also reviewed the barriers and facilitators for return to
work of occupational low back pain patients.
Dr. Dave Elton reviewed new statistical information
regarding costs and treatments of common low back pain
patients that has been collected by insurance providers that
demonstrated when the non-complicated low back pain patient
is first seen and treated by a chiropractor, reimbursement
costs were lower and patient satisfaction was higher.
The conference ended with a presentation by Dr. Kevin Pursel
who discussed replacing “pay for procedure” with a “pay for
quality care” model in the chiropractic setting.
The College on Forensic Sciences also held its Annual Board
Meeting on Saturday. Elections results were announced and
Dr. Leanne Cupon was unanimously elected as President for a
two year period. Dr. Clayton Hopkins, the current President,
was elected as Secretary until 2014. Dr. Warren Jahn was
elected as Treasure for 2012 – 2014. Dr. Rick Tesoriero
remains the Vice President. New members were welcomed and
planning for the next annual conference was discussed.
||Dr. Bob Bailey
||Dr. John Cerf
||Dr. Warren Jahn
||Dr. Rick Kuhlman
||Dr. Tari Reinke
||Dr. Joel Stevans
||Dr. Dave Elton
||Drs. Tellin & Newman
||Dr. Tom Labrot
||Dr. Tony Hamm
Cupon & Jahn
||Thursday Evening Class
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