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From the Desk of Dr. Mark Studin

Academy of Chiropractic

Preamble: Many of the issues I bring to you are very small, yet each issue is just that, an issue. If you take care of the small issues, then you will be able to build and more importantly, focus on the bigger issues...a larger practice and more family time. -Mark Studin 2006

“Methodology & Admissibility ”



“BBQ Mentality=Family” Mark Studin 2020 

Dan Rosner Esq. spent 90 minutes explaining the significance of Federal and state importance of the Daubert court standard in Primary Spine Care 11. The Daubert standing is about the admissibility of the technology utilized (tests or treatments) and your ability to be an expert on that technology. Mr. Rosner explained that listing methodology is one of the court's "litmus tests" required in Daubert.

All personal injury lawyers are aware of admissibility issues in your state, and Daubert is a case taught in almost every law school. Therefore, should you not list methodology for services done (specifically testing), a lawyer will be concerned and perhaps not consider working with you as a result. Their concern is that you will not be conferred as an expert.

A common mistake made by most (including myself in the past) is to list X-Ray or MRI orders and not list the views or sequences in that treatment order. Therefore, when ordering X-rays or MRIs, it is now a hard rule to list what views are being ordered, and what sequences/slice thickness are are to be done. This level of documentation has to be in either your evaluation and management note, soap note, or separate order forms. Preferably this is in your evaluation or re-evaluation reports.

Shortly, I will be adding macros for the correct language to use and posting them on the website for your repeated use.

I also urge you to take the Primary Spine Care 11 Online Webinar. this issue is one of many new things that need to be addressed in your office. 


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