August 17-18, 2019
2019 UP Convention
Ramada by Wyndham Marquette
Saturday, August 17 | 12p-8p
Sunday, August 18 | 8a-3p
Ramada by Wyndham Marquette
412 W. Washington St.
Marquette, MI 49855
Ramada Wyndham Marquette
2 doubles or 1 queen | $152 (plus tax)/night
2 queens or 1 king | $162 (plus tax)/night
Reservations: 906.228.6000 / 877.361.2502 or www.ramadamarquette.com Code "CGMICR"
Room block ends August 1, 2019.
|Club Members & Non-DC Staff||Free||Register at the door!|
|MAC Members||$199||Register at the door!|
|MAC Members Non-DC Staff||$59||Register at the door!|
|Retired Members||$100||Register at the door!|
|Non Members||$299||Register at the door!|
|Non-DC Staff||$99||Register at the door!|
|Saturday, August 17|
|12:00 - 8:00 PM||The Over Trained Youth Athlete - Alan Smith, DC|
|1:00 - 7:00 PM||CA Insurance Roundtable - Carl Alden|
|4:30 - 5:30 PM||Break. Pizza and Appetizers.|
|Sunday, August 18|
|8:00 AM - 11:30 AM||
Conquering the Medicare Morass - Carl Alden
|11:30 AM - 12:00 PM||Break. Light lunch and snacks.|
|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM||Why the knowledge that chiropractic adjustments can alter the prefrontal cortex is so vital to the profession and our patients (pre-recorded) - Heidi Haavik|
|1:00 PM - 3:00 PM||Ethics and Boundaries - Carl Alden|
Alan C. Smith, DC – The Over-Trained Youth Athlete
Saturday, August 17: 12p-8p
The speaker for this course will discuss treatment protocols for the over-trained youth athlete. Topics of discussion include repetitive motion injuries, the most common injuries in youth sports, traditional medical vs. the chiropractic approach to these injuries, the biomechanics of young athletes, injury prevention, diagnostic testing, and clinical applications and gems, including diagnostic and therapeutic protocols for youth sports. 8 CEs possible. Pain and Symptom Management. Physical Measures. Performance and Ordering of Tests.
A 2001 graduate of Parker, Dr. Alan Smith has built two successful multi-disciplinary practices. His current clinic, the Axiom Wellness Center in Jacksonville, is named after the five axioms of health – Chiropractic, Exercise, Positive Mental Attitude, Nutrition, and Sleep. He is a member of the ICA, Florida Chiropractic Association, ICPA, and the Wellness Coalition of America. He is a lifetime member of the Parker College Association and the recipient of the James W. Parker Philosophy Award.
Heidi Haavik, DC – Why the Knowledge That Chiropractic Adjustments Can Alter the Prefrontal Cortex Is So Vital to the Profession and Our Patients
Sunday, August 18: 12-1p
Appearing Via Video Presentation! The World-Renowned Chiropractic Neurophysiologist and Researcher!
Have you ever wanted to be able to explain why when patients report they have had improvements in mental health, autonomic nerve function, endocrine function, immune function, or conditions related to inflammation (coronary artery disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, or cancer)? Join internationally known chiropractic neurophysiologist and researcher Dr. Heidi Haavik and learn how to explain at least one way we know for sure that your chiropractic care works. It will help you to understand why some chiropractic patients sleep better, cope better, function better, feel better and/or have less pain. Dr. Haavik will explain the neurophysiological understanding of the impact of spinal function on brain function, the impact of spinal dysfunction on brain function, the impact of chiropractic care on brain function, and the function of prefrontal cortex on health, intelligence, autonomic function, immune function, inflammation, mental health, and more. Most importantly, she will explain how this can be communicated with the public in easy-to-understand language you can use in your office on Monday morning. This knowledge has amazing implications for the future of chiropractic as a profession! Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to see one of the world’s foremost experts on chiropractic neurophysiology!
Dr. Heidi Haavik is one of the most popular chiropractic speakers in the world today. The Director of Research at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, Dr. Haavik is a chiropractor with a PhD in human neurophysiology from the University of Auckland. She is the author of the best-selling book, “The Reality Check: A Quest to Understand Chiropractic from the Inside Out,” which describes in easy-to-understand language what happens in the brain when a chiropractor adjusts the spine. Dr Haavik has used her neurophysiology expertise to study the effects of adjusting subluxations on the function of the central nervous system. She was named Chiropractor of the year in 2007 by both the New Zealand Chiropractic Association and the New Zealand College of Chiropractic Alumni Association. She also runs a company with the mission of enlightening the world about the science of chiropractic - www.therealitycheck.com.
Carl Alden – Conquering the Medicare Morass
Sunday, August 18: 8a-12p
MAC Insurance wizard Carl Alden has just completed state-of-art training on the latest in Medicare documentation requirements. He will share critical information that will help you get paid and stay out of audit trouble! His recent training includes the latest on Medicare compliance requirements and a review of Medicare guidelines and definitions for chiropractic treatment and required documentation. You will hear all about the clinical requirements to support active treatment, participating / non-participating providers, treatment of non-covered services, PART analysis, the proper development of the clinical treatment plan, the ABN form, a documentation self-checklist, and informed consent and how to properly integrate an informed consent system into your chiropractic practice. Conquer your Medicare fears and learn the latest! 4 CEs possible.
Carl Alden – Ethics and Sexual Boundaries
Sunday, August 18: 1-3p
Join the MAC’s Carl Alden for this in-depth look at ethics and boundaries issues potentially encountered in chiropractic practice. Carl will define ethics and good moral character and discuss unethical behavior under the Michigan Public Health Code (violation of general duty, personal disqualifications, prohibited acts, and unethical business practices), the Chiropractic Administrative Rules, Michigan’s “Duty to Report” child abuse and domestic violence laws, and the Health Care False Claims Act. 2 CEs possible. Ethics and Sexual Boundaries.
Carl Alden is the Michigan Association of Chiropractors’ resident specialist on insurance. Most of his days are spent on the phone assisting MAC members with a variety of insurance issues. Along with these duties, Carl is also the MAC Governmental Relations Director. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.
Mr. Carl Alden – CA Roundtable – Back by Popular Demand!
Saturday, August 17, 1-7p
Chiropractic Assistants: Due to a number of requests, we are pleased to bring our Upper Peninsula CAs this excellent opportunity to share information and get answers to your important questions!
Join Carl Alden for a comprehensive review and roundtable discussion of insurance issues affecting your office. Topics will include the new Auto No-Fault statute, coding and billing issues, documentation, Medicare, Workers Compensation, Blue Cross and other insurers, and more!
To help Carl prepare, please send your questions to the MAC office at firstname.lastname@example.org, Attn: UP Convention. We’ll be sure Carl has an answer for you!
Also Sunday from 8a-12p Carl will be teaching Medicare Compliance the newest way to keep the audit rate down. This is a must attend for any CA. And right after lunch Dr. Heidi Haavik through a video presentation will give you a better understanding of chiropractic and Neurophysiology that would be very helpful for any CA to know. Extend your education this weekend by attending these two additional classes on Sunday.