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Event Agenda
Earn up to 15 CE Credits!
(up to 12 Credits* in NJ, PA, FL, MA, and CT)
*Pending –application has been made but not yet approved
March 13 – March 15, 2015
Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort
We are very excited to announce the
course line-up for the NYSCA 2015 Spring
Convention to be held in March at the
Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort.
Our committee has worked hard to put
together a diverse and timely program.
This convention offers a wide variety of
topics with quality speakers, and an
opportunity to earn up to 15 CE credits for
New York Licensees.
On Friday we have the pleasure of hosting
representatives from NGS Medicare, who
will be instructing us on the topic of the
Medicare Part B Chiropractic Policy. This
will be followed by a combination lecture
and roundtable discussion from leading
attorneys specializing in Worker's Comp
and No Fault Insurance. The evening will
be rounded out by a presentation by Mark
Sanna, DC of Breakthrough Coaching on
the topic of “Breakthrough Your Practice
Barriers: Outwit the Dark Forces of
Saturday morning we will receive timely
information on the ABCs of ICD-10, and it
specifically relates to Chiropractic. We will
also receive instruction on the topic of the
Assessment and Management of
Degenerative Lumbar and Cervical
Conditions by Jeff Silber, MD DC. In the
afternoon, we will once again be
addressed by Dr. Mark Sanna regarding
“The Science of Healing”, followed by his
colleague Dr. Jeff Lewin with important
HIPAA training.
Finally, the weekend will be brought to a
close by Dr. Mitch Green, a Diplomate of
the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation
Board, presenting to us “Rehabilitation for
the Chiropractic Practice.”
Those looking for entertainment
opportunities at Mohegan Sun the
weekend of the convention need to look
no farther than the Mohegan Sun Arena.
You can purchase tickets online for Neil
Diamond on Friday night or for Ariana
Grande on Saturday night. Visit
www.mohegansun.com for more details.
We hope you can join us for a weekend of
education and fun!
NYSCA Convention Committee
Class Schedule
Friday, March 13, 2015
Medicare Part B Chiropractic Policy: The LCD and SIA
- Linda Teti & Judy Brown of NGS Medicare ...... (2 CE | 2 Cat 1)
Updates on Workers’ Compensation and No-Fault
- James Hildebrand DC ....................................(3 CE | 3 Cat 1) 1
Breakthrough Your Practice Barriers:
Outwit the Dark Forces of Healthcare
- Mark Sanna, DC of Breakthrough Coaching................... (NO CE)
Saturday, March 14, 2015
The ABCs of ICD 10
- Karen Walters, DC FACC of Eclipse .................. (1 CE | 1 Cat 1)
Assessment and Management of
Degenerative Lumbar & Cervical Conditions
- Jeff Silber, MD DC .............................................................. (2 CE)
12pm-1:30pm Banquet Luncheon and Guest Speakers
1:30pm-2pm Exhibitor Sponsored Dessert Reception
with Coffee & Dessert in Exhibit Area
Take the Guesswork Out of Case Management:
The Science of Healing
- Mark Sanna, DC of Breakthrough Coaching..... (2 CE | 2 Cat 1)
Take Action to Avoid the Most Common
HIPAA Violations
- Jeff Lewin DC of Breakthrough Coaching......... (2 CE | 2 Cat 1)
Introduction to ConnecTx
- Hunter Mollin, DC of NYCC ................................................ (2 CE)
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Rehabilitation for the Chiropractic Practice
- Mitch Green, DC, DACRB ................................................... (3 CE)
CE Credit for this class is available for NY licensees only
Lecture Notes: Lecture notes will be emailed whenever possible. Should an attendee request a hard copy,
the fee is $1/page (double sided).
Policy Statement: The NYSCA makes every attempt to offer programs as publicized. We nevertheless
reserve the right to alter and/or adjust program details, including but not limited to dates, locations, times,
instructors, and presentation sources and sequences.
License Renewal: Continuing education credit (CE) is provided by New York Chiropractic College (NYCC).
Approved for NY; Pending for NJ / PA / CT / MA. While applications relating to credit hours for license
renewal in selected states have been executed for these programs, it remains attendees' responsibility to
contact the state board(s) from whom they seek continuing education credits for purposes of ensuring said
board(s) approve both venue and content as they relate to any seminar/ course/ lecture/ webinar/ online
presentation (event). Neither a speaker's or exhibitor's presence at said event, nor product mention or
display, shall in any way constitute NYCC endorsement. NYCC's role is strictly limited to processing,
submitting, and archiving program documents on behalf of course sponsors. These courses are valid for CE
credits in "pre-approved" states, so long as it falls within the scope of practice as outlined by the
corresponding state board.
Class Descriptions and Presenters
Medicare Part B Chiropractic Policy: The LCD and SIA............................................................ (2 CE | 2 Cat 1)
Presented by: Linda Teti, CPC & Judy Brown, CPC of NGS Medicare
Course Description
Provide a sampling of Chiropractic Billing Concepts and Guidelines to give you a better understanding of the Medicare Program,
while helping to decrease National Government Services/CERT Claim Submission Billing Errors. Topics to be discussed are: the
Chiropractic Local Coverage Determination (LCD); Medical Necessity; Documentation Guidelines; Utilization Guidelines; Active
vs. Maintenance Therapy; Supplemental Instructions Article SIA A47385; Significant Facts for Successful Billing
About the Presenter:
Linda Teti is a Certified Professional Coder through the American Academy of Professional Coders and has
29 years of Medicare Part B operations experience. For the past twelve years she has been educating the
provider community on Benefits Integrity, Local and National Coverage Determinations and
Documentation Guidelines. Additionally, she conducts formal seminars, webinars and teleconferences on
a broad range of Medicare topics providing customized programs to Medical Societies, Medical
Associations, Physician Offices and Local Coding Chapters. Linda was a member of the Benefits Integrity
Team for seven years as well as an Associate Member for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
About the Presenter:
Judy Brown is a Certified Professional Coder through the American Academy of Professional Coders and
has worked with the Medicare Part B program for over 30 years. Judy currently works for the Provider
Outreach and Education Department and conducts formal seminars, webinars and teleconferences on a
broad range of Medicare topics to our Medical Societies, Associations and provider groups. Prior to this
Judy worked in the Electronic Media Claims (EMC) Marketing Department for nine years encouraging and
supporting the submission of electronic claims as well as working as a Supervisor for a claims processing
unit for nine years. She has also worked in the Provider Enrollment and Reimbursement Departments.
Updates on Workers’ Compensation and No-Fault ...................................................................(3 CE | 3 Cat 1) 1
Presented by: James Hildebrand DC
Course Description
The combination lecture and roundtable discussion, with a round table discussion from leading attorneys specializing in
Worker's Compensation and No Fault Insurance, will review all aspects of personal injury insurance in New York State. This
includes the latest information and implementation of the recently released Non­Acute Medical Treatment Guidelines from the
New York State Workers Compensation Board. In addition, the New York State No Fault system will be reviewed, with emphasis
on documentation and proving chiropractic care is medically necessary.
About the Presenter:
James Hildebrand, DC is a practicing chiropractor in Rochester NY. He is currently serving as vice president
of the New York State Chiropractic Association and as a member of the National Board of Chiropractic
Examiners. Dr. Hildebrand is a member of the American Chiropractic Association and is a fellow in the
American Back Society and in the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. Having graduated in 1983 from
Palmer College of Chiropractic, he went on to complete his post-doctorate studies in Chiropractic
Orthopedics, Chiropractic Rehabilitation, and Chiropractic Forensics. He has also completed a certification
course as a Primary Spine Specialist through Excellus BCBS.
Continuing Education Credit for this course is available for New York Licensees only.
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Class Descriptions and Presenters
The ABCs of ICD 10 ........................................................................................................................................... (1 CE | 1 Cat 1)
Presented by: Karen Walters, DC FACC of Eclipse Practice Management
Course Description
ICD-10 is very different from its predecessor and requires more attention to detail in order to code visits and avoid denials. Why
are there new codes? What are the basics of the codes? Where should you go for sources? Which chapters are specific to
chiropractic? Learn how to apply ICD-10 diagnostic coding within your clinical practice.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Walters graduated New York Chiropractic College in 1982, is licensed to practice in NY, NJ, VA
(inactive) and FL, founded and operated a successful, multidisciplinary Chiropractic & Physical Therapy
clinic for over 25 years (by the mid-1980’s she was treating more than 100 patients/day), and has advised
practice management consultants on setup & maintenance of combined physical therapy and chiropractic
clinics. She has routinely performed IME’s and appeared in court to provide testimony on behalf of
patients. Dr. Walters has taught Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, and General Biology at a local
college, has NJ teacher certifications in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, and originated the Forensics
program for the Ridgewood, NJ school system. She also currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at
Syracuse University. Dr. Walters has been the lead designer for content & layout of the ECLIPSE
documentation component since 2006. Her ECLIPSE SOAP designs have received rave reviews from
auditors and ECLIPSE users nationwide
Assessment and Management of Degenerative Lumbar & Cervical Conditions..................... (2 CE)
Presented by: Jeff Silber, MD DC
Course Description
Microdiscectomy, laser spine surgery, spinal fusions, minimally invasive and endoscopic spine surgery, disc replacements, and
decompression for spinal stenosis. When are Spinal Implants indicated? When to refer for a surgical consultation. How long to
give non-operative care before considering surgery. What is the best surgical technique for typical disc cases? Videos of actual
spinal surgery. The role of the Primary Spine Care Practitioner in post-surgical rehabilitation.
About the Presenter:
Jeff S. Silber, MD, DC, is a Full-Time Academic Spine Surgeon in the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health
System. He is Chief of Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park
and the Associate Director of the Orthopaedic Spinal Section at the Harvey Cushing Institute of
Neurosciences. He holds the academic position as Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Albert
Einstein School of Medicine. He is extremely active in educating orthopedic residents, medical students,
and chiropractic interns. Dr. Silber specializes in degenerative spinal surgery in a multi-disciplinary setting.
He has authored over 40 peer-reviewed scientific articles and has written over 20 textbook chapters on
spinal related topics. Dr. Silber received his MD from New York Medical College in Valhalla where he
graduated at the top of his class. He went on to complete his orthopaedic residency training at the
University of Pennsylvania and then a combined orthopaedic and neurosurgical Spine Fellowship at
Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Dr. Silber has the unique background of also receiving a
doctorate in chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College. He practiced chiropractic for three years
prior to and while attending medical school and is one of the only spine surgeons in the country with both
medical and chiropractic degrees. Dr. Silber lectures and teaches surgical techniques to other spinal
surgeons, fellows, residents and Medtronic personnel as a consultant.
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Class Descriptions and Presenters
Introduction to ConnecTx® ..................................................................................................................................... (2 CE)
Presented by: Hunter Mollin, DC of NYCC
Course Description
This course will introduce the clinician to the use of ConnecTX Therapy (CTX) for the management and treatment of a variety of
connective tissue disorders. Concepts of instrument assisted connective tissue mobilization (IACTM) along with a discussion of
connective tissue structure/function, the stages of connective tissue healing and their correlation with ConnecTX Therapy will be
covered. Practical clinical applications (contraindications, conditions treated, diagnostic assessment, rehabilitation integration,
treatment progressions and integration of the chiropractic adjustment will also be discussed.
About the Presenter:
Having 26 years of teaching experience and 31 years of continuous clinical experience, Dr. Hunter Mollin is
an expert in practicing and teaching primary patient evaluation, differential diagnosis and treatment. His
specialties include motion palpation analysis, diversified techniques, flexion distraction, rehabilitation,
physiological therapeutics, whiplash and Graston Technique. Dr. Molin is also well-versed in the current
literature regarding the contemporary chiropractic biomechanical, neuromusculoskeletal model.
Rehabilitation for the Chiropractic Practice ................................................................................................. (3 CE)
Presented by: Mitch Green, DC, DACRB
Course Description
Combining the science of Chiropractic with Rehabilitation has been proven to help patients feel better and live more active lives!
This course presents the best available evidence to support diagnosis and rehabilitation concepts and implementation for the
lumbar spine in day to day practice circumstances. Get introduced to the evaluation of the lumbar spine and hip region, as well
as learn to appropriately prescribe corrective exercise and movement protocols.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Mitch Green has 32 years experience in active chiropractic practice and 10 years teaching experience
at New York Chiropractic College and the University of Bridgeport. He is the Director of the Dance Injury
and Rehabilitation Clinic for the Manhattan Youth Ballet. Dr. Green is a member of the ACA, ACA Rehab
Council, ACA Council on Sports Injury and Physical Fitness, NYSCA, and International Association for Dance
Medicine and Science. He has received his Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board
(ACRB) and is a certified lead instructor for the ACRB.
Breakthrough Your Practice Barriers: Outwit the Dark Forces of Healthcare .................... (NO CE)
Presented by: Mark Sanna, DC of Breakthrough Coaching
Course Description
What are the forces in healthcare that are holding you back? Why do some practices thrive with abundant success and others
simply struggle to survive? Why hasn’t chiropractic broken through the glass ceiling of 8% utilization in over 100 years? The
breakthrough answers can be found in an extraordinary manuscript, hidden away for decades and recently released. Based
upon principles discovered by Napoleon Hill in Outwitting the Devil, you’ll learn powerful methods to overcome the greatest
obstacles you face in reaching your personal and practice goals. Outwit these devils and watch your practice soar.
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Class Descriptions and Presenters
Take the Guesswork Out of Case Management: The Science of Healing....................... (2 CE | 2 Cat 1)
Presented by: Mark Sanna, DC of Breakthrough Coaching
Course Description
How do you know when your patient is “done”? How do you determine the length of a patient’s care? Basing care on when the
patient’s pain disappears or even worse when their insurance coverage disappears is a recipe for disaster. Your plan of care
should have an objectively identifiable beginning, middle and end. In this session you’ll learn the evidence-based science behind
the healing process and how use it to set a practical, easily communicated baseline of your patients’ health status. With a
thorough understanding of the science of healing, you can set your Criteria for Care. These objective measurements will allow
you to objectively set goals for care and measure your patients’ progress toward and the achievement of maximum
improvement. Most importantly, it will establish the unshakable medical necessity for your care. This session takes the
guesswork out of case management once and for all.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Mark Sanna, a second generation chiropractor, is proud of his chiropractic heritage. He is one of few
people to find their absolute life's work, and is at the forefront of a new generation of chiropractic
leadership. Dr. Sanna is Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors, a member of the ACA’s
Governors’ Advisory Cabinet, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress board member, Finance Committee
chairman for the Chiropractic Summit, NCLAF board member, and CEO of Breakthrough Coaching. For
More info, see www.mybreakthrough.com
Take Action to Avoid the Most Common HIPAA Violations................................................... (2 CE | 2 Cat 1)
Presented by: Jeff Lewin DC of Breakthrough Coaching
Course Description
Most chiropractors are familiar with the importance of safeguarding their patients’ protected health information (PHI) under the
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the consequences that can occur from a violation of the privacy
law. Even if you are one of them, your practice could still be in danger of violating HIPAA if you are not up-to-date on the
changes to the laws brought by the final HIPAA Omnibus rule. The changes brought to HIPAA by the Omnibus rule, mean that a
violation could result in not only a damage to your reputation, but also significant criminal and civil fines. In this session, we’ll
review the most frequently encountered violations and what your practice can do to avoid them.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Jeff Lewin is the Director of Coaching Services at Breakthrough Coaching. Prior to becoming a full time
coach in 1998, Dr. Lewin had been a client of Breakthrough Coaching for many years. He has brought with
him his expertise in the areas of multidisciplinary practice, active care and rehabilitation, industrial
relations, managed care issues, and innovative practice profitability programs. He has spoken both
nationally and internationally in these areas with the primary goal of helping his chiropractic colleagues
develop the successful practices they have always dreamed of. He is also a frequent guest on radio talk
shows in the Fort Lauderdale area.
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Hotel Accommodations
The Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort room rate for this event is $239 per night plus tax. Make your
reservations online at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/NYSCA15 or call (866) 708-1340 and mention
“NYSCA15" to get these rates in our room block. The group rate is only available until February 19, 2015
and is subject to availability.
NYSCA 2015 Spring Convention Registration Form
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Participating vendors will offer up the latest in chiropractic equipment, supplies and services to energize your practice at the
NYSCA’s Spring Convention and Two-day Expo Friday and Saturday. Exhibition times are Friday from 12:30pm to 7:30pm and
Saturday from 8:30am to 12:15pm and 1:30pm to 6:30pm.
Booth Company Name and Contact
Harlan Health Products
Lewin & Baglio, LLP
Clear Image Testing
Fass & D’Agostino, PC
[email protected]
Ligament Laxity Analysis
[email protected]
Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann
Rosado, Chechanover, Apat & Dudley LLP
Life University
Goldman Law Offices PLLC
New York Chiropractic College
Foundation for Chiropractic Progress
SI-Bone iFuse Implant System
Beige Law
Munawar & Andrews Santillo LLP
LightForce Therapy Lasers
Stymco Technologies
Fusco Brandenstein & Rada
SPN Diagnostics
Booth Company Name and Contact
Stat Biomedical Technicians
Eclipse Practice Management
K-Laser USA
Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers
Renovatio MedSurg
Take Shape For Life | Mary Didio, DC
The Law Office of Thomas Tona, PC
University of Bridgeport
OUM Chiropractor
Elite Medical Supply of New York
Breakthrough Coaching
American Chiropractic Association
Capital Region Upright MRI
Ideal Protein
Integrity Life Sciences
Berman Partners
Valpro Supplies
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