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CFS 2014 Annual Fall Conference
October 9-11, 2014
The Oak Brook Hills Marriott
3500 Midwest Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone: (630) 850-5555

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CFS/ACCC 2012 Convention

Dr. Clay Hopkins, CFS Past President
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 important topic.

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 coding issues.

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.

Conference Photos

Dr Stephen Perle at conference Dr. Bob Bailey Dr. John Cerf
Dr. Stephen Perle Dr. Bob Bailey Dr. John Cerf
Dr. Leanne Cupon Dr. Warren Jahn Dr. Rick Kuhlman
Dr. Leanne Cupon Dr. Warren Jahn Dr. Rick Kuhlman
Attorney Michael Miscoe Dr. Tari Reinke Dr. Joel Stevans
Attorney Michael Miscoe Dr. Tari Reinke Dr. Joel Stevans
Dr. Carlo Ammendolia Dr. Dave Elton Drs. Tellin & Newman
Carlo Ammendolia, DC Dr. Dave Elton Drs. Tellin & Newman
Dr. Lloyd Boland Dr. Tom Labrot Dr. Tony Hamm
Dr. Lloyd Boland Dr. Tom Labrot Dr. Tony Hamm
Drs. Tellin, Cupon and Jahn Thursday Evening Classs  
Drs. Tellin, Cupon & Jahn Thursday Evening Class  

 

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