Good morning,

Thank you for all of you who attended yesterday’s All Hands-on-Deck webcast, we discussed insurance carrier lawsuits and the commonality between them across the country. I had reviewed those points and what you can do in your practice to ensure that you are protected.  The webcast discussed the launch of a new EMR and annual compliance audits which will be announced and become available at the Utah conference.  If you do not understand how insurance carriers come after practices and more importantly WHY, you need to watch this presentation and learn from it.  I have been able to read 6 RICO lawsuits over the last year which has helped me to craft updated processes for the National Spine Management Group.

There was an upgrade to the LearnPress application within the website which contained an error on their end.  We are working to resolve that problem, that is WHY you could not start the Guided Curriculum.  The WORK AROUND is to click START and refresh the page in your browser.  That will activate everything, and you will be good to go.

Additional items to keep in mind which are coming up…

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Weekly Webcast Schedule – all webcasts are recorded and posted to the website under the appropriate classroom.  If you are unable to attend, please check those areas to keep up to date.  Here is a listing of the regularly schedule presentations during the week.  If there are changes you will receive email and SMS notices.  These may change during conferences or holidays.   If you need help registering, please mail Jody at jrpeccia@nationalspinemanagement.com and she can send you the link.

All Hands Webcast – Tuesday at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST – this is for all members

Elite Webcast – Thursday at 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST

Fellowship Webcast – Thursday at 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm EST

Clinical Grand Rounds – Thursday at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST

We will be in Utah for the conference August 5 – 8, 2021 and will return on that Monday August 9th.  This is going to be a great conference and is bigger than the Florida Seminar held last February.  I am looking forward to the Fellowship Day on Friday which will address ligament injury and wound repair.  The following doctors will be presenting, this is for Fellowship Candidates and Graduates only.  The next seminar will be February 18-20, 2022, in Ft Lauderdale Florida.  It is important to note that these seminars BUILD on one another, they are not repeating.

 

Anton Bowden, PhD, PE

Laboratory to Clinical Practice 

The Mechanical Structure and Function of Spinal Ligaments – what every spine clinician needs to know

Anton E. Bowden loves BYU and especially his interactions with the students in the Mechanical Engineering Department! His background and research interests are in spinal biomechanics, medical device design, computational biomechanics, and engineering leadership education. He directs the BYU Applied Biomechanics Engineering Laboratory. He received his PhD in Bioengineering from University of Utah and his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Utah State University. He is a licensed professional engineer and a recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He is grateful to have been awarded the Weidman Professorship in Leadership and enjoys serving in various committee capacities for the Orthopedic Research Society. He speaks Spanish with moderate fluency and is currently trying to learn Mandarin Chinese. He and his wife Jennifer love learning and traveling with their children and live in Lindon, Utah.

 

Rich Jackson, MD

Advanced Imaging and Ligament Injury 

Diagnosing spinal ligament injury on Dynamic Plain Film and MRI

Dr. Richard Jackson, is a neuroradiology specialist in Lehi, UT. He currently practices at Mountain Point Medical Center A Campus of Jordan Valley Medical Center. Dr. Jackson is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology.

 

Kelli Hiatt, MD

Spinal Ligament Pathology

Histological and biochemical response to traumatic injury

Dr. Hiatt is a board-certified otolaryngologist treating a wide range of pediatric and adult ENT disorders. While pursuing her medical degree at Indiana University, Dr. Hiatt completed her PhD in Immunology. She completed a research-track residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck surgery at Indiana University, continuing to study allergy modulation and nerve regeneration. Dr. Hiatt has a wide range of interests including allergy and sinus disease, surgical treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the salivary and thyroid/parathyroid glands, voice disorders, and ear disease. Treatment of pediatric ear, nose and throat problems is also a major aspect of her practice.

 

John Edwards, MD

The Spine Management Physician

A neurosurgical perspective on the management of ligament injuries 

Dr. Edwards was born and raised in Utah Valley. He received a BS degree in microbiology at Brigham Young University and graduated from the University of Iowa Medical School at the top of his class. He completed his neurosurgery residency at Indiana University, where he trained at one of the busiest and most well-respected neurosurgical practices in the country. Dr. Edwards has been practicing in Utah Valley since 2015 and has performed thousands of surgeries. His use of the latest and most minimally invasive surgical techniques allows patients to heal faster and have the best outcomes. Some of his unique specialties include scoliosis, spinal deformities, brain and spinal tumors, and motion preservation spine surgery, including lumbar and cervical artificial disc replacements. He is grateful for the opportunity to use these and other surgical skills to serve and give back to the people in his home state. He is a bold and creative patient advocate who collaborates with a broad spectrum of providers to give patients the best available care.  He and his wife, Marie, have four loving, energetic boys. As a family they enjoy basketball, skiing, golf, and walks around their neighborhood.

 

Sincerely,

William J Owens Jr DC DAAMLP CPC

Adjunct Assistant Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Family Practice Department
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, Cleveland University – Kansas City, Chiropractic and Health Sciences
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