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Attending our seminars will give you the opportunity of applying to become a part of our network; Network opportunities will not be covered in the seminar.

Information on how to access and participate in a variety of MPN’s can be found here.

SEMINAR DATES:  June 13, 2021 – November 14, 2021 (See calendar below for specific dates)

DURATION: 4 hours (9am – 1pm PST)

PRICE OF SEMINAR: To Be Determined

UNITS EARNED: 4 units per seminar, Category 1, (pending approval from the California Acupuncture Board)

LOCATION: Webinar

CONTACT PERSON: Katya.drkatz@gmail.com

SEMINARS WILL COVER:

  • An overview of the acupuncturist role in the Workers Compensation system
  • How to increase referrals from Primary Treating Physicians
  • An understanding of MTUS (Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule)
  • How to greatly improve the approval rate of your requests
  • Effectively appeal denials

In addition, you will be able to acquire clinical skills to diagnose and treat your patients effectively. Personal cases will be discussed so the provider can better understand why care was not approved-paid and what can be done about it. Please feel free to bring cases as there will be an open floor for discussion.

PAST SEMINARS HAVE COVERED TOPICS SUCH AS:

SPINAL EXAM, POSTURAL INSTRUCTION & STABILIZATION EXERCISES

  • Lumbosacral Spine and Pelvic Girdle
  • Cervicothoracic Spine and Shoulder Girdle

Course Content

  • Orthopedic Tests: those that are reliable and those that are not
  • Neurologic Testing
  • Body Mechanics related to posture and activities
  • Stabilization Exercises

EXTREMITY EXAM, JOINT MOBILIZATION & NERVE GLIDING WITH MOVEMENT

  • Hip, Knee, Ankle, and Big Toe
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, and Finger

Course Content

  • Orthopedic Tests: those that are reliable and those that are not
  • Testing for and treating adverse neural tension
  • Manual Mobilizations
  • Belt Mobilizations

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Providers that are interested in understanding the Workers Compensation system, improve their clinical skills, and increase the number of patients seen.

“When you understand your role in the worker’s compensation system, you will be able to network efficiently and increase your patient referral’s.”

 – Dr. Alejandro Katz

PAST INSTRUCTORS:

Alejandro Katz, OMD. L. Ac., (Medical Director) has over 40 years of experience in the acupuncture field; 25+ years in Workers Compensation and for 20+ years with Utilization Review companies.

Kathy Agharabei, LVN. (Nurse Case Manager) has extensive knowledge of the Workers Compensation system. Kathy has managed the claims and billing department of Pain Management Center, Inc. for 16+ years and successfully receives payment for claims submitted. She uses her experience to also appeal “non-certified” treatments from various insurance companies; over 90% of these appeals come back approved.

Katya K. (Network Manager) uses her networking and managerial skills to actively grow our Acupuncture Network. Her 8+ years with Pain Management Center, Inc., have allowed her to build and maintain relationships with a diverse group of referring physicians, providers, insurance companies, and clinics. Katya has extensive knowledge in insurance credentialing, contracting, workers compensation billing, and marketing.

No videotaping or voice recording is permitted during the seminars.