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Instructor: Kendall Payne, DC 

Chiropractic Documentation and Medical Necessity

Saturday, April 22, 2017   8 am – 12 pm

(4 hrs CE)

Sponsored by: BCBSKS


This is a four-hour course, sponsored by BKBSKS, that will help participants ensure services and documentation meet medical necessity criteria. During the session, each participant will learn the definition of medical necessity, the purpose and importance of Medical Necessity Criteria and how it impacts clinical decisions, an overview of CPT codes, best documentation practice and guidelines, appropriate utilization of x-rays, and resources to maintain documentation with required standards. At the completion of the session, each participant will receive four Continuing Education Units (CEUs).


Speaker Bio:

Dr. Kendall Payne is a graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College and has been a practicing chiropractor for sixteen years. He is a Nationally Certified Medical Examiner and is certified in whiplash and spine trauma. Dr. Payne is an instructor for BCBSKS and travels the state conducting seminars on documentation and medical necessity, and has taught documentation seminars for KCA. He is a past president of KCA, where he has also served as chairman of the insurance committee. He was the 2009 KCA Young Doctor of the Year recipient, and the 2015 Doctor of the Year. He is the immediate past District 4 representative of the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (COCSA), and also serves on the COCSA Medicare committee. He is a member of the KS State Board of Healing Arts Chiropractic Review Committee, the KS State High School Activities Association Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, and in 2014-15 worked closely with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas to develop a set of documentation compliance tools for Chiropractors. 


Instructor: Michael J. Schneider, DC, PhD

Muscle Pain and Dysfunction

Saturday, April 22, 2017   8 am – 12 pm

(4 hrs CE)

Sponsored by: NCMIC


This four-hour course will cover a review of muscle pain mechanisms, and a presentation of the four major types of muscle pain/dysfunction, with emphasis on differentiating between focal and global types of muscle dysfunction. It will address the different types of focal muscle dysfunction, with a detailed explanation of the most current theories about the trigger point phenomenon. It will cover the two basic types of global muscle dysfunction; adaptive shortening and stretch weakness (tightness and weakness). It will also address how chiropractors can use manual myofascial release techniques to treat localized painful muscle lesions and also use rehabilitative exercise techniques such as stretching and strengthening to correct global muscle imbalances. Developing a comprehensive method for proper diagnosis and treatment of FMS (false muscle pain) from “true” muscle pain and dysfunction.


Speaker Bio:

Dr. Michael J. Schneider’s seminars are relevant and timely, because they integrate chiropractic and sports medicine, physical therapy, and rehabilitative medicine into a unified approach to the evaluation of myofascial and muscular dysfunction. His outgoing presentation style and ability to dissect a lot of information into easy-to-understand, bite-size pieces will ensure your doctors a unique insider perspective into cross training between chiropractic and rehabilitation, as this relates to myofascial pain and fibromyalgia syndrome. He has has extensive experience and expertise on chiropractic, sports medicine, physical therapy, and rehabilitation and has authored numerous articles, textbook chapters and other publications on these subjects. His primary areas of interest are fibromyalgia syndrome, myofascial pain, and muscle dysfunction. In private practice since 1984, Dr. Schneider has received his Ph.D. in rehabilitative science at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the former vice president of the ACA Council on Technique and is a postgraduate faculty member of New York, Texas, National, and University of Bridgeport Chiropractic Colleges.

Instructor: Sean Hubbard, DC, DACNB

Sports Concussion and Return to Play

Saturday, April 22, 2017   1 pm – 5 pm

Sponsored by: KCA


You can hardly turn on the television or open your news feed without seeing a story about concussion and the possible long-term effects of multiple concussions. The CDC estimates that 1.6-3.8 million concussions occur annually. There is a high likelihood you are seeing these patients in your office. This seminar focuses on recognizing and managing sports related concussion and why it is important to remove players from the field, and how to manage their return to play.


Speaker Bio:

Dr. Sean Hubbard is a board certified chiropractic neurologist. More important than that to his patients he is a puzzle solver. His practice at Hubbard Chiropractic and Balance Center, LLC is designed to meet the needs of those who suffer with balance disorders, post concussion syndrome, and other problems related to the human nervous system. He has achieved diplomate status with the American Chiropractic Neurology Board and is certified by Concussion Health in diagnosing and treating concussion and post concussion syndrome. In 2015 he completed his training for diagnosing and rehabilitating mild traumatic brain injury through the Carrick Institute of Graduate Studies. He is a member of the Kansas Chiropractic Association and enjoys sharing his passion for these disorders with audiences around the state. Dr. Hubbard spends several hours a month engaging in talks around the Wichita community about disorders of the human balance system and concussion awareness. Dr. Hubbard's practice has been featured on KAKE news, and the "Lite is Local" show on Lite 99.7 FM in Wichita.


Instructor: Michael J. Schneider, DC, PhD

Evidence-Based Rehabilitation

Saturday, April 22, 2017   1 pm – 5 pm

(4 hrs CE)

Sponsored by: NCMIC


This four-hour course will present an overview of the basic principles of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and examples of the hierarchy and levels of research evidence. It will cover understanding how systematic reviews and meta-analyses are conducted, the anatomy of good clinical practice guidelines and how they are created, and navigating the use of PubMed and other online research resources. It will also highlight examples of good and poor rehabilitation literature and how to critically appraise articles and apply a quick “sniff test” for their scientific validity and clinical relevance. The role of EBP in Health Care Reform and the future role of chiropractic will be discussed, and the “Triple Aim” and the Healthcare Value Equation will be covered, as well as inter-professional health care teams and integration of chiropractic services into the mainstream of rehabilitation services.

Instructor: Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD

Chiropractic’s Critical Role in Interprofessional Care: Growing Beyond 14%

Sunday, April 23, 2017   8 am – 8:20 am


Dr. McDonald has more than 20 years of experience as a senior administrator at chiropractic institutions and 30 years as a successful chiropractic practitioner. participated in numerous accreditation activities through the Council on Chiropractic Education and was a CCE board/council member from 2005 to 2013. Currently, Dr. McDonald serves on the executive committee of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges and is a board member for the Spine Institute for Quality.

Instructors: John Nab, DC, FICC and Georgia Nab, DC, MS, CNS

Advancing Clinical Practice—The Triple Aim and Nutritional Pearls

Sunday, April 23, 2017   8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Sponsored by: Standard Process


This four-hour course will cover a historical perspective of clinical practice, the public perceptions of chiropractic, and how practitioners are positioned today to be effective. The Triple Aim will be examined: definition, impact on clinical practice, and embracing the future; as well as Nutritional Pearls: definition of functional medicine.


Speaker Bios:

Georgia Nab, D.C., M.S., C.N.S. Standard Process Wellness Chiropractor
A 1994 graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College-Kansas City, Dr. Nab owned a successful chiropractic clinic in Wichita, Kan., before joining Standard Process’ health and wellness team in 2012. Dr. Nab currently helps to provide chiropractic care, nutrition counseling, and nutrition education training to more than 350 employees at the company’s corporate headquarters. Dr. Nab is certified in applied kinesiology and nutrition, achieving her Certified Nutrition Specialist in February 2016. Dr. Nab is a speaker for Standard Process on topics including nutrition, functional medicine, and purification. Dr. Nab is also an adjunct professor at the University of Western States. Dr. Nab has numerous publications including a book titled “1 Degree of Change”. Dr. Nab is a graduate from the University of Western States with a master’s degree in human nutrition and functional medicine. She also works with Affiliated Monitors, Inc.TM, an independent monitoring company for professionals, and is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, the ACA Council on Nutrition, the Chiropractic Society of Wisconsin, and the American Society for Nutrition.


John C. Nab, D.C. Director of Professional Development Standard Process Inc.
Nab is responsible for advancing the company’s academic partnerships across practitioner disciplines, furthering the development of education initiatives and overseeing chiropractic relations. Nab, a 1994 graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College (CCC) in Kansas City, Mo., is a member of the Chiropractic Summit since Summit 2. He serves on several Chiropractic Summit committees including the Governmental Relations Committees. He has served on the Council for Chiropractic Education (CCE) Accreditation Standards Committee for the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (COCSA) and on the Chiropractic Assistant Task Force for the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB). In April 2016 Nab was elected to the Board of Directors of the Association for the History of Chiropractic (AHC). In May 2016 Nab was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE). He is also an active member of the High Country Chiropractic Knights of the Roundtable currently serving as Chairman. Nab comes to Standard Process from CCC. In 2004 he was elected to the college’s board of trustees, and in 2006, he joined the college’s administrative team as a multi-campus officer. Ultimately, Nab became the college’s vice president of institutional advancement and alumni services.




Instructor: Steven Gould, DC, DACBR

Radiologic Technology

Saturday, April 22, 2017      8 am – noon, 1-5 pm

Sunday, April 23, 2017        8 am – noon 


KDHE requires 12 hours per year of continuing education for Non-Licensed radiographers in the state of Kansas. This is a 12-hour course that covers the following:

Legislation of Radiology Technology licensure (Ks law #), Education requirements of Licensed and Non-licensed radiographers.  (KS Law #), Required documentation: Radiology Department manual (Signage in office, Patient forms), Safety  (Occupational exposure records), Radiology Technology: Anatomy Overview (Skeleton/Muscles/Viscera/Nervous system, Superficial Landmarks for radiographic positioning), Production of Radiation: History of discovery and development of radiology,

Biologic effects of Radiation (Radiation Safety procedures), and Production of the Radiographic image.


Speaker Bio:

Dr. Steven Gould is a Board Certified Chiropractic Radiologist who became a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology (DACBR) in 1993. He has a full-time radiology and clinical/patient practice where he performs interpretations on plain film radiographs and MRIs for referring chiropractors. In his clinical practice, he has provided chiropractic care to the Wichita Wranglers professional baseball team and the Wichita Thunder hockey team. He is a member of the Kansas Chiropractic Association who named him young doctor of the year in 1995. He has served as president of the Sedgwick District of the KCA. In addition, Dr. Gould holds memberships in the American Chiropractic College of Radiology and the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). He was president of the ACA's Council of Diagnostic Imaging and is currently their secretary/treasurer.



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