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Advancements in Personal Injury Practice: 2019 - Module One

May 25, 2019 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM (PDT)


Please note the location has changed to:

711 S. Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

The California Chiropractic Association (CalChiro) is currently spearheading relationship building in the Personal Injury Communities throughout California with Personal Injury Attorneys, Insurance Companies, Medical Doctors and other Healthcare Providers as well as with Law Enforcement.

Doctors of Chiropractic specialize in neuromusculoskeletal injuries and are a very important, and integral part of the treatment team that cares for personal injury patients. CalChiro recognizes this and is making inroads within the Personal Injury Communities in an effort to help patients get well and minimize opioid usage.

Module One is part of a comprehensive Personal Injury Program currently being offered by the California Chiropractic Association. This module can be taken as a stand-alone or as part of a program series.

We have assembled a team of experts in the fields of law and healthcare to serve as faculty for our courses. The California Chiropractic Association’s Personal Injury Program and its doctors will be promoted to personal injury attorneys, insurance companies, medical doctors and other healthcare providers through listing on the CalChiro website, direct presentations, educational programs, and at major events.

The Blueprint for Developing a Thriving PI Practice seminar is designed to not only further the knowledge of doctors already practicing personal injury, but also for those who aspire to enter the field.

Module One: The Blueprint for Developing a Thriving PI Practice

A. Personal Injury 101 - Speaker: Eric Gofnung DC

  1. Evolution of The Personal Injury Case.
  2. How Insurance Companies Analyze Personal Injury Medical Claims.
  3. Importance of Chiropractors in Personal Injury  

B. Legal Landmines and How to be Compliant - Speaker: Dmitry Gurovich Esq, Healthcare & Criminal Law Attorney 

  1. What is Insurance Fraud
  2. Special Investigations Unit Process
  3. Criminal Filing 
  4. How to stay clear of liability

C. Personal Injury Practice in 2019 - Speaker: Albert Abkarian Esq, Personal Injury Trial Attorney

  1. 7 Things you must know before handling Personal injury cases in 2019
  2. Assignment of benefits and the new case law
  3. Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims

D. What the Doctor Must Know About PI Liens and Enforcement  of Payment? - Speaker: Christopher Hyland Esq, PI Medical Lien Collections Specialist and CEO of Transcon Financial Inc.

  1. Foundation and Planning – What the Doctor should do to assure that the lien will be taken seriously and placed in line for payment
  2. Building Blocks of the Lien Process – What the contents and verbiage of the lien should be. How early follow up and tracking of the case should occur
  3. Finishing up – Enforcing the lien, strong negotiation tools, patient involvement 

E. Imaging and Its Relevance to PI - Speaker: Sana Khan MD of Expert MRI

  1. Overview of the most common imaging modalities used in musculoskeletal injuries - XRay, CT, MRI
  2. Basic MRI physics - How does an MRI work without any radiation.
  3. Relevance of using proper nomenclature in radiology reports for personal injury cases.
  4. How MRIs may be "False Negative", how that affects both medical and legal case management in personal injury cases and how to utilize proper techniques to minimize that problem.

F. Documentation - Speaker: Wayne Whalen DC

  1. Obtaining and documenting the history
  2. How to document clinically meaningful changes & when to reassess
  3. What IME’s look for in your notes
  4. Bullet proofing your care with practice guidelines and research
  5. How to get your care denied and not paid
  6. Documenting consent
  7. Red flags & yellow flags to consider- documenting factors that delay recovery
  8. Documenting functional improvement
  9. Daily treatment notes: the good, the bad and the ugly

G. What is Appropriate Evaluation/Diagnosis/Treatment? - Speaker: Eric Gofnung DC

  1. General classes of neck and back injuries
  2. Which examinations and procedures are helpful/required?
  3. Diagnostic codes that help or hurt the case
  4. Review of current best practices for neck and back pain treatment and evaluation
  5. Home care measures
  6. Multi-modal care
  7. Which therapies have evidence they work, and which don’t?
  8. Trials of care & therapeutic withdrawal
  9. Co-management /referral issues

H. Prognosis and Future Care Explanations - Speaker: Kent Choi DC

  1. Epidemiology of neck and back pain- how long will it last?
  2. Maximum medical improvement: when, and what next
  3. Prognosis and your crystal ball
  4. Avoiding “maintenance” and “supportive care” terms
  5. What are reasonable treatment parameters for chronic conditions?

*You will get 8 hours of knowledge and earn 7 hours of approved CE by the CA Board of Chiropractic Examiners: 6 general and 1 mandated CE hours: CA-A-19-04-04115, --04116, --04117.

Prior Personal Injury Experience is not a requirement for attending this Module.


Registration: 8:30am - 9:00am Lecture: 9:00am - 6:00pm



711 S. Hope St, Los Angeles, CA, 90017, United States



Lunch is included with your registration.

Contact Information

California Chiropractic Association
Name: Kayleigh Carey
Phone: 9166482727

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