Academy of Chiropractic Personal Injury & Primary Spine Care Program

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From the Desk of Dr. Mark Studin
Academy of Chiropractic
Preamble: many of these issues are small, yet each issue is just that… an issue. If you take care of the small issues, then the larger issues often take care of themselves and you can focus on the larger issues… a larger, more profitable practice and more family time.

“Dirty Little Secret”

“I figured it out by rationalizing and saved so much time…I am a putz” Mark Studin 2018



Over the last 6 months I have done 100’s of compliance reviews and either I am getting better at seeing things, or our profession is getting worse. In the past, only 1/3 of the doctors had serious compliance issues (Fraud, RICO, etc.) and today, it is almost 90%. So… IF… you have not had a compliance review… you need to do one ASAP without delay, in other words, do not procrastinate because together we will fix you before someone else wants to see your documentation and they won’t be as kind in the end. I have had too many doctors “go down” for RICO, fraud, licensure issues and it cost many their license, money and in some extreme cases, their freedom!!!

Please note this is not a scare tactic to make $$ because I do not charge to do a compliance review… it is included in your membership fee… IF… you have already had one, I will NOT do another at no charge as these take a full hour, plus organizing your records and I charge a fee for a 2nd compliance review… but are happy to answer specific questions at any time… 

These are the instructions everyone received in the welcome packet:
COMPLIANCE REVIEW: Please send me your:
1.   Last new personal injury patient E&M (99202-99203-99204-99205) report (if you haven’t had a personal injury case in the last 30 days, then send any patient)
a.   Inclusive of the history, examination, recommendations, diagnosis, etc.…
2.   All the COMPLETED intake forms given to the new patient prior to care
3.   First SOAP (treatment) note of the above new patient
4.   Office Policy you give your staff
5.   Curriculum Vita (CV)


Please scan and email them to me in the above order AS 1 FILE all in the same direction. How you follow these directions will tell me if you are “lawyer friendly” as lawyers will judge how well you follow directions and the first lesson I can give you is that lawyers will NOT work with you if you can’t pay attention to instructions because they feel you will underachieve on the witness stand (even if they know you will never get there).

If you are still “old school” you can fax them to 661-843-1062. Make sure your name is on it so I know it’s yours. DO NOT SEND INDIVIDUAL FILES…ONLY ONE CONTINUOUS FILE. This is a critical step as I must ensure your compliance before moving forward. After you have sent the file, CALL or E-MAIL me to make a 1-hour appointment to do the compliance review. IF… your files are not sent in the correct format, I will NOT do the review with you as it will not accomplish what you need. These are preferably done early in the morning.


Adjunct Associate Professor of Chiropractic, University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic
Adjunct Post Graduate Faculty, Cleveland University-Kansas City, College of Chiropractic
Adjunct Professor, Division of Clinical Sciences, Texas Chiropractic College
Educational Presenter, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Joint Partnership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

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