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course description

Medical Ethics, Risk Management, and Managed Care Insurance Billing

Three experts present to inform, update, and educate California licensed acupuncturists and students on recent state rules and regulations, including new opinions and best practices for proper patient documentation.  Billing practices for Insurance Managed Care will be presented, with a special topic of the new Blue Shield contract with American Specialty Health (ASH).  Theoretical concepts will be presented and then applied through practical clinic risk management and practice examples.  Updates on current California and national Acupuncture Events. These course objectives will be accomplished through a series of lectures, team building exercises, and panel discussions. 


  • Course is presented in English, but translations will be provided in both Chinese and Korean.
  •  课程以英语授课,但将提供中文和韩文翻译。
  • 이 과정은 영어로 진행되지만 중국어와 한국어 번역이 제공됩니다. 


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Approved FOR 7.5 live CEU by california acupuncture board

Course Location:  Alhambra Medical University ♦ 2215 West Mission Road ♦ Alhambra, CA 91803

12/15/2019

Registration

8:00am - 9:00am

Event Details

12/15/2019

Registration

8:00am - 9:00am

Medical Ethics, Practice Management and Documentation

9:00am - 10:50am

Event Details

Medical Ethics, Practice Management and Documentation

Ethics, Practice Management, California Acupuncture Board Rules and Regulations including proper patient documentation. 

Lead by Marilyn Allen, editor-at-large of Acupuncture Today.

9:00am - 10:50am

Clinical Risk Management

11:00 am - 12:30pm

Event Details

Clinical Risk Management

Acupuncture-specific hazards and best guard prevention practices.  

Led by Cameron Mummery

11:00 am - 12:30pm

Lunch On Your Own

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Event Details

Lunch On Your Own

Restaurants and Fast Food within walking distance.  

Break room available.

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Managed Care Billing

1:30pm - 5:00pm

Event Details

Managed Care Billing

New in October 2019:  what remains the same, and what has changed with California Acupuncture billing. 

Special emphasis and discussion on the new contract between Blue Shield of California (BSCA) and American Specialty Health (ASH).

Led by Sam Collins.


Followed by Panel Discussion

Marilyn Allen, Cameron Mummery, Sam Collins,

Review and discuss course material and current events in California and national acupuncture scope.

1:30pm - 5:00pm

Register for CEU

Enter your name exactly as you wish it to appear on your CEU certificate

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CalATMA member CEU

$30.00
Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

7.5 CEUs course plus materials

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Non-CalATMA member CEU

$120.00
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7.5 CEUs course plus materials.

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Non-member Student

$30.00
Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

 No CEUs are available for Students, but class materials are yours to keep!

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CalATMA member student

$0.00
Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

 No CEUs are available for Students, but class materials are yours to keep! 

For mail-in registration

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please complete the online registration form, print it, and send it with your check (made out to CalATMA) to:

CalATMA

1100 Broadway #7193

Redwood City, CA 94063

Provider Background

Marilyn Allen

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Marilyn Allen is a Practice Management consultant for the acupuncture profession. Her expertise spans practice building, office management, marketing, and professional ethics and jurisprudence. Marilyn is co-author of Points for Profit, a book for the acupuncture profession in the area of business and practice management, and marketing and public relations.

  With a M.S. in Management and Administration from Pepperdine University, she has honed her skills in several large complementary medicine clinics. Marilyn serves as the Public Relations and Marketing Director for the American Acupuncture Council. She has recently represented the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the Meeting of the World Health Organization for the standardization of patterns and syndromes. Marilyn also serves on the Chairman’s Advisory Group, and is a member of, the US Delegation for the International Standards Organization, to standardize herbs and medical devices used in Acupuncture offices. 

 She also serves on the Quality of Care and Patient Safety Technical Advisory Group for WHO. Marilyn has been a contributor to three different Oriental Medicine journals and in 1999 was named as the Editor of Acupuncture Today.

Cameron Mummery

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Cameron has been working for the American Acupuncture Council (AAC) for over 15 years.  He coordinates the acupuncture college program, oversees marketing, and works with senior management on forms content and format. Cameron is frequently consulted by Acupuncture professionals on preventive risk techniques.

Cameron teaches risk management in over 30 acupuncture colleges throughout the nation.  His presentation is broken up into sections; what are the unique risks acupuncturists face, what types of business insurance do acupuncture practitioners need to know about and specifically why does an acupuncturist need malpractice insurance.  How safe is acupuncture compared to other healthcare professions.  The common types of hazards acupuncturists face. And, how to protect against a cause of action.  Specifically, not getting isolated and getting involved within the acupuncture community, the power of proper documentation, communicating with patients, and finally, Can I say I’m sorry?

Because of Cameron’s unique position, in having access to virtually all the acupuncture colleges and a wide group of professional contacts, he has been asked to serve on many acupuncture College boards.  He has agreed to serve on one board for the Chicago College of Oriental Medicine.

Cameron is married to his wife Elaine for over 25 years, has two sons, and resides in Irvine CA.

Samuel Collins

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Samuel Collins is a nationally recognized expert on insurance billing and coding for acupuncture, physical medicine, and chiropractic billing. He has for 21 years, created and taught continuing education seminars throughout the United States and speaks regularly at acupuncture colleges on coding, billing and documentation compliance.

Sam is also a member of the Optum Health (United Health Care) Physical Health Reimbursement Committee for 13 years and part of the Traditional Medicine Reference Group for World Health Organization ICD11, Traditional Medicine Coding.

Sam authored and responsible for the updates for the American Acupuncture Council’s coding manual  AcuCode

Sam is a chiropractic college graduate.

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MISSION

To protect, promote, integrate,
and advance the practice of acupuncture and
traditional medicine, 
preserve the rights 
of the patients it serves 
and seek continuous improvement in the quality of 
patient treatment and care.