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ChiroTouch to Host “Post Payment Audits—Who, Why, and What to Do!” Webinar with Dr. Stuart Hoffman
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Written by TAC Staff   
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 14:44
San Diego, CA – June 5th, 2013 – ChiroTouch™, the nation’s leader in chiropractic software, and Dr. Stuart Hoffman are pleased to announce the “Post Payment Audits—Who, Why, and What to Do!” webinar, which is scheduled to air live for one hour on June 11th, 2013, at 10:00am PST.
“Learning that a practice is being audited can be a very stressful time,” said Robert Moberg, President of ChiroTouch.  “Dr. Hoffman’s insight will help any chiropractor determine the appropriate level of malpractice coverage and navigate the audit experience smoothly and with confidence.”
Join Dr. Stuart Hoffman, president of ChiroSecure, a program providing superior malpractice insurance policy with many unique features and long-term solid protection.
In this webinar, you will learn:hoffmanstuart
  • What a Post-Payment Audit is and how to respond
  • Who is being targeted and what the red flags are
  • Who is the responsible party/entity in a Post-Payment Audit
  • Common compliance faults
  • The keys to compliance
FREE GIFT for all attendees: free 15-minute consultation and policy review.
Dr. Hoffman will help determine the parameters of your current coverage in regard to legal defense coverage for both state and private insurance program audits. He will explain the differences in claims made and occurrence type policies—to assist DCs in maintaining low risk for themselves and their associate doctors. He will review the best way to insure your corporation, entity, or franchise, and discuss when to add an additional insured to your policy or your associates’ policy.

Other recent webinar topics include “Art of the Close,” “Building Value in Your Practice and Equity in Your Business,” and “HITECH Stimulus Act Updates.”  The ChiroTouch webinar programs and the attendees have benefited from speakers such as Dr. Patrick Gentempo, Dr. Bob Hoffman, Dr. Eric Plasker, Dr. Ron Oberstein, Dr. Mark Ott, Stanley Greenfield, and many more.  This cross-section of the most influential and recognized coaches and speakers has made for a very robust and popular series of webinars.

To join ChiroTouch for this webinar, visit
About ChiroTouch
chirotouchtinylogoChiroTouch, by Integrated Practice Solutions Inc., is the premier provider of fully-certified innovative chiropractic software technology solutions for the chiropractic industry. Fusing advanced software systems with superior support services, we partner with chiropractors across the country to help them automate operations, improve patient care, and increase profitability.  Visit
ImaSight Answers Industry Demand for Lower-Cost/Higher-Quality Digital X-ray System
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Written by TAC Staff   
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 14:21
Quebec, Canada– May 31st, 2013 – ImaSight™, a pioneer in digital x-ray imaging systems and software for chiropractors, is pleased to announce it has answered the industry demand for a lower-cost/higher-quality digital x-ray system by launching the ImaSight 4000.

imasightlglogo“In today’s economic climate, chiropractors still strive to provide quality service that will meet their patients’ needs and expectations,” said Steve Johnston, Vice President and Co-founder of ImaSight.  “We understand the demands placed on chiropractors, which is why we worked diligently to create what the industry had yet to provide – a superior digital x-ray system that empowers chiropractors to provide the highest level of service without breaking the bank.”
The chiropractic community demanded a low-cost/high-quality solution to its practice needs, and ImaSight met that demand by creating the ImaSight 4000 system.  The reality is that the chiropractic community, just like the medical community before it, is embracing the power of digital x-ray technology. Patients today have come to expect digital x-ray technology when visiting a healthcare professional, and with the new ImaSight 4000 system, chiropractors now have the ability to affordably meet these expectations without sacrificing the quality of digital x-ray imaging.
“Having served nearly ten years in the digital x-ray industry, all in the chiropractic space, I’ve never encountered a system with such a high level of quality and such a low price point,” commented Andrew Cheesman, industry veteran and Sales Manager at ImaSight.

To learn more about ImaSight’s new and innovative digital x-ray system, please visit

ImaSight Inc. designs and manufactures innovative digital x-ray systems and software specifically for the chiropractic industry, empowering doctors to increase patient visits through superior communication. Founded in response to the need for a digital x-ray system that delivered hospital-quality images at an affordable price for any size practice, and combined with the ImaSight Vision Software System, we offer medical chiropractors the best digital radiography solutions on the market.  Visit
Dr. James F. Winterstein Looks Back: A 50-Year Perspective on NUHS and the Chiropractic Profession
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Written by TAC Staff   
Thursday, 30 May 2013 13:48

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The president of National University of Health Sciences, Dr. James F. Winterstein, can look back on changes in the chiropractic profession with more perspective now that he is close to retiring. Counting his time as a student and faculty member, in addition to his 27 years as president, Winterstein has seen the progress of the profession and NUHS over the last half-century.

DR.-WINTERSTEIN-WEBBorn in 1943, Winterstein says, “At age four I told the town physician, ‘When I grow up, I’m going to be a doctor just like you!’ The doctor’s answer was ‘Well you better save your money, boy, because medical school costs $2000!’”

The rising cost of a medical education is just one of many changes Dr. Winterstein has seen since he entered the National College of Chiropractic in 1964.

Back when he was a student in the 60s, antagonism toward the profession was much higher than it is today. Before starting his DC degree, he had trained as an X-ray tech in the Army. When his radiologist heard he was planning to attend chiropractic school, he screamed: “They’re quacks!” and dragged Winterstein to an orthopedic surgeon who also berated him and tried to talk him out of it.

While a student at National, he worked nights as an X-ray tech supervisor at nearby Elmhurst Hospital. He was forced to keep his DC student status a secret there for three years, since one of the radiologists in the department was extremely hostile to DCs. The department even posted a notice declaring that anyone dating chiropractic students from the nearby college would be fired, since it clearly showed a pattern of poor judgment.

His night job highlights another difference between chiropractic students of his day and those of today: “Most of us worked,” he says. “Our tuition costs were lower, but we didn’t have financial aid back then, and many of us had families to support.”

In fact, Winterstein deftly juggled three jobs while he was a full time DC student. He not only worked nights at the hospital, he also worked reading X-ray films for National’s clinic radiology reading service. And on top of this, he drove a school bus every morning and afternoon. He and his wife also had two children at the time, which made for a very busy schedule.

The changes to the chiropractic profession that he regrets are those that followed when DCs started accepting third party payments. “Before that, everything was a straightforward interaction between the doctor and the patient. Now our services must match certain codes and stipulations given by those who have more interest in their bottom line than in our profession or the best interests of the patient.” He feels this issue is even more problematic today as society faces drastic changes in health care policy. He worries, since he feels the profession’s opponents will continue to try to minimize chiropractic medicine’s role in health care.

JFWstudentIf Winterstein could make one change to the chiropractic profession, it would be: “Broaden our scope of practice. When decision-makers think ‘doctor,’ they think of someone who can prescribe. We need the ability to prescribe not only to take better care of our patients, and help lower costs in the overall health care delivery system in our country, but also to gain social and cultural authority.”

His biggest reason for optimism for the profession lies in the new science called mechano-biology: how mechanical input affects human physiology down to the cellular and biochemical level. “When you work on the fascia, those fibrocytes communicate directly with one another, and they invest every organ in the human body,” he says. “What we do biomechanically has an effect that goes far beyond the bones, joints, ligaments and muscles. This has been the basis for the profession since the beginning.”

In case you heard a “straight” tone in that remark, be advised: “Limiting the broad potential of mechano-biology by a concept like ‘subluxation’ is a mistake,” he adds. “Mechano-biology is far bigger than a ‘bone out of place.’ We don’t know enough yet, and this field opens up exciting possibilities for research.”

The best advice Winterstein ever received is the advice he gives graduates during virtually every commencement address he makes: “Take care of your patients and they’ll take care of you,” he says. “Janse was the one that told me that. It’s good advice because it’s based on sound principles of ethics and hard work.”

Winterstein has additional timeless advice for the new DC today: “Be ethical in all matters and be an engaged citizen in your community. Keep your overhead low and charge reasonable fees. Be present when patients need you and treat your patients as if they are your father, mother, sister, brother, spouse, or child. Become engaged in your profession. Read voraciously every day and never stop learning.”
Pivotal Health Solutions, Inc. and Smart Step Therapeutic Flooring announce global sales and marketing agreement
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Written by TAC Staff   
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 18:41
Pivotal Health Solutions, a leading provider of products to the health and wellness industry, has been appointed Master Distributor of Smart Step Therapeutic Flooring leading line WellnessMats, in the Chiropractic and Physical Therapy markets. Under the agreement, Pivotal will immediately begin to integrate the product line into its extensive distribution chain covering Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Massage/Spa, Medical and Athletics. “We enthusiastically add the Wellness anti-fatigue Mats to our lines and believe this move further strengthens our strategic product initiatives, “said Jim Engels, CEO of Pivotal Health Solutions.

wellnessmatsPivotal Health will carry the complete WellnessMat product line including: The Original WellnessMats , Companion Mat by WellnessMats , FitnessMat by WellnessMats , PuzzlePiece Collection by WellnessMats , Motif Collection by WellnessMats , Antique Collection by WellnessMats , Granite Collection by WellnessMats , and Maxum Mats by WellnessMats .

Since 2000, Wellness Mats have been successfully addressing the ergonomic concerns of many commercial industries. WellnessMats are the mat of choice for Homeland Security and TSA, and are widely advocated by healthcare professionals. WellnessMats are commonly used in the hospitality, industrial, medical, chiropractic, and health & spa industries, among others.

Backed by the American Chiropractic Association: As a Corporate Partner with the ACA, WellnessMats works with thousands of chiropractors across America to educate people about the need for anti-fatigue flooring as part of the solution to address the epidemic of lower back pain.

WellnessMats Original smooth surface is incredibly supportive, resilient and feels like heaven on your feet. It is easy-to- clean, will never curl or delaminate and, of course, it provides unprecedented comfort and relief while you stand.

You Stand On It, We Stand Behind It: One of its kind, WellnessMats are the only mats on the market still today that offer a comprehensive 7-year warranty. WellnessMats strongly believes in producing the highest quality products, abiding by U.S. Government instilled guidelines, and supporting the American economy, with 100% MADE IN USA WellnessMats.

According to Daniel Bouzide, Owner and CEO of Smart Step Therapeutic Flooring, “The strategic partnership with Pivotal Health Solutions will help us to effectively reach more end-users with our product line and further promote a “Healthy Way of Life”, while never compromising the integrity and values that our company was founded upon.”

Pivotal Health Solutions was formed in 2007 with the mission of becoming the leading manufacturer and supplier of quality products to the health and wellness industry. In this journey Pivotal Health Solutions has brought together some of the industries finest brands. With multiple manufacturing sites supporting products in the chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, spa, athletics and medical markets, Pivotal Health Solutions has one of the highest quality and most comprehensive product lines in the market today.

We will start distribution of the WellnessMat products as of June 1st, 2013. To locate a dealer in your area or to order WellnessMats, please contact our customer service team at (800) 743-7738, or via email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Chiropractic Under the African Sun
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Written by WFC   
Monday, 20 May 2013 12:26
wfcdurban1From April 8–13 the Chiropractic Association of South Africa (CASA) hosted the World Federation of Chiropractic’s 12th Biennial Congress, titled Chiropractic Under the African Sun, at the International Convention Center in Durban, South Africa.

More than 750 delegates from 42 countries attended the Congress, the largest and most impressive meeting ever held in Africa. Many rated it “the best ever” chiropractic event in their lives.

“This was a wonderful Congress in very, very many respects”, said Dr Bill Meeker, President, West Campus Palmer College, which was one of the major sponsors together with Neuromechanical Innovations and Foot Levelers.

Beyond outstanding academic and social programs there were many special celebrations and events since this was the Silver Anniversary of the WFC which was formed 25 years ago in 1988. These included:
  • A video from researchers worldwide honoring Dr Scott Haldeman who was retiring as Chair of the WFC Research Council after 25 years of distinguished leadership.
  • Renaming of the original research awards as the NCMIC Louis Sportelli Research Awards to honor both Dr Sportelli for his career of leadership in building research capacity for the profession, and the NCMIC Group Inc. for its long term funding of the main awards. From the 174 research submissions received, first and second prizes of US$12,000 and US$7,500 respectively were awarded for research papers from research teams affiliated with the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) and led by Dr Jessica Wong and Dr Jairus Quesnele.
  • Launch of an illustrated history titled The Global Advance of Chiropractic: The World Federation of Chiropractic 1988-2013 authored by Dr Reed Phillips. This history documents the international expansion of the chiropractic profession during the past generation, is of exceptional quality, contains over 600 images, and may be purchased through the WFC’s website
  • Honor Awards for outstanding service towards the international growth of the chiropractic profession to Mr. Kent Greenawalt, CEO, Foot Levelers, USA, Dr Jean Moss, President, CMCC, Canada, and Dr Anthony Metcalfe of the UK, a Past- President of the British Chiropractic Association, the European Chiropractors’ Union (ECU) and the WFC.
One important goal of holding this WFC Congress in Africa was formation of a regional organization to represent and advance the chiropractic profession in Africa, the only world region without such a regional organization. That was achieved with the formation of the African Chiropractic Federation (ACF) at the WFC Assembly by chiropractic delegates from 13 nations – Botswana, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

wfcdurban5The first ACF seminar meeting is to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from April 3-5, 2014, hosted by the Chiropractic Association of Kenya.

“Our Silver Anniversary Congress was such a success because of many partners and individuals,” said WFC President Dr Dennis Richards of Australia, “but none more so that the members of the CASA Local Planning Committee led by Dr Caileen Walker and Dr Reg Engelbrecht. The WFC and everyone who attended this historic meeting are greatly indebted to them.”

Special thanks are also due to many exhibitors and sponsors, led by Platinum Sponsor Neuromechanical Innovations (Dr Christopher Colloca, President). Many of these donated prizes to a fundraising raffle which raised over $5,000 to support the inspirational work of Sister Brigitte Yengo DC, MD at her orphanage at Brazzaville in the Congo (www.SisterYengo’

The next WFC Congress is to be held in Athens, Greece from May 14-16, 2015, together with the annual convention of the ECU and hosted by the Hellenic Chiropractic Association. WFC member associations in the Asia and Pacific Regions are being invited to bid to host the 2017 Congress.

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