Alan M. Immerman

Alan M. Immerman, D.C.
ACS President and
Executive Director
(Since 1991)

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MISSION STATEMENT

Advance the Interests of Arizona Chiropractors

The Arizona Chiropractic Society (ACS) is a non-profit state association for Arizona chiropractors founded in 1991. ACS works to enforce the critically important chiropractic insurance equality laws, to strengthen and protect chiropractic, to represent the profession in the Arizona Legislature, to make needed changes in health insurance law and personal injury laws and litigation, provide information regarding claims denials, IMEs, low speed impacts, and biomechanical issues, advise doctors who have had Chiropractic Board complaints and provide personal advice to chiropractors. Read what other Arizona chiropractors have written about ACS here.

 


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REBUTTAL REPORTS TO LOW SPEED IMPACT EXPERTS FROM BIODYNAMICS RESEARCH CORPORATION PLUS OTHERS

Dr. Alan M. Immerman  now supplies expert reports to rebut defense low speed impact experts from Biodynamic Research Corporation (BRC) www.brconline.com of San Antonio, TX along with local Arizona defense experts such as Joseph Peles, PhD and Robert Anderson. Click here for more information. 


ACHIEVEMENTS FOR ARIZONA CHIROPRACTORS

Since 1991, ACS and its President Alan M. Immerman, D.C. have enacted four insurance equality laws, fostered an atmosphere of "live and let live" in the chiropractic community, reigned in excesses by the Chiropractic Board, passed a vastly improved health care lien law, worked with the State of Arizona Department of Insurance to enforce existing laws, and more....

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BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS 04/05/14: ACS releases all new April 2014 eNewsletter with breaking news stories about lawsuits which will bring needed relief to profession, status report from Arizona Legislature, news that AAC AHCCCS bill was killed in the State Senate, everything you could ever need to know about liens, great article about fasting, loads of breaking news, member benefits, corporate members, and much more. Click here to read the entire newsletter in PDF format.

BREAKING NEWS 03/03/14: ACS releases all new March 2014 ACS eNewsletter with breaking news stories about chiropractic bills being on hold at Legislature, class action lawsuit nearing completion, upcoming appearances in Phoenix by national chiropractic leaders, ADOI response to ACS complaint, the truth about epidural spinal injections, and much more. Click here to read the full newsletter.

BREAKING NEWS 02/03/14: ACS releases all new February 2014 ACS eNewsletter with breaking news stories about chiropractic bills at the Legislature, pending class action litigation, posssible violations of Obamacare by Arizona insurers, a diet proven to help multiple sclerosis, and much more. Click here to read the entire newsletter.

BREAKING NEWS 01/03/14: ACS releases all new January 2014 ACS eNewsletter with key stories about legislative effort with great news that Senate Health Committee Chair Nancy Barto has agreed to sponsor ACS insurance equality and copay legislation, news about impending class action lawsuit against BCBS and ASHN, Dr. Immerman's new book about low speed impact automobile accidents, and much more. Click here to read the entire newsletter.

BREAKING NEWS 12/03/13: ACS releases all new December 2013 ACS eNewsletter with key stories about ACS' biggest push ever at the Arizona Legislature to get an enforceable insurance equality law and lower copayments, former Senator Linda Gray's plans to return to the Legislature, possible class action litigation against BCBS and ASHN, a diet proven to control rheumatoid arthritis, and much more. Click here to read the full newsletter. 

BREAKING NEWS 11/19/13: ACS releases 2014 Legislative Information Proposal and Documentation Part One and Two. We request that all legislators read this vital document in anticipation of meeting with our lobbyists, doctors and patients. ACS lobbyist Timothy LaSota was recently profiled in Phoenix Business Journal article. Click here to see Dr. Immerman's testimony on insurance equality testimony from early in 2013 beginning at the one hour, ten minute mark. 

BREAKING NEWS 11/04/13: ACS releases all new November 2013 ACS eNewsletter with key stories about ACS' plan to introduce insurance equality and copay bills in January, 2014, details about the class action law firm considering a lawsuit against BCBS and ASHN, news about Patrice Pritzl's resignation as Chiropractic Board's Executive Director, upcoming special PI seminar, and much more. Click here to read the entire newsletter.

BREAKING NEWS 10/03/13: National Health Reform Provider Non-Discrimination Provision’s Impact on Health Insurance and ERISA Plans -- Click here to read comprehensive 13 page analysis. Governor chooses State Employee Benefit – United Healthcare EPO as Arizona’s Essential Health Benefits benchmark package for state exchange. Chiropractic coverage includes 20 spinal manipulation and 60 rehabilitation services per year. This is the minimum plan almost all employers must offer beginning 01/01/14. Click here to read the Benefit Plan Booklet from the Arizona Department of Insurance (ADOI) website.

BREAKING NEWS 09/21/13: ACS releases full HIPAA compliance package for 09/23/13 deadline to comply with new rules. The package has been emailed to members and is now posted on the Member Benefits page under HIPAA Compliance.

BREAKING NEWS 09/20/13: AAC secretly petitions Arizona Legislature to grant chiropractors prescription drug rights, immediately rejected. Read their petition by clicking here. Read ACS analysis and position by clicking here.

BREAKING NEWS 08/23/13: Court of Appeals rules chiropractors can be paid $12 for depositions as fact, not expert, witnesses. Click here to read full Court decision, click here to read Amicus brief filed with Court by ACS, and click here to read full ACS report including guidelines to know when expert questions are being asked and you can demand to be paid expert, not fact, fees in a deposition. ACS and others are asking Court to reconsider its decision. NEW: Click here to read ACS Amicus motion for reconsideration 09/04/13 and click here to read Court's denial of motion dated 09/13/13.

BREAKING NEWS 05/16/13: How to Use the Health Care Appeals, Grievance and Timely Payment Laws to Get Paid. ACS has made key Member Benefit documents public so entire profession can use powerful key tools to get paid. Click here for complete information. Much more information like this available to members. Join today online!

BREAKING NEWS 10/20/12: ACS releases Low Speed Impact Defense Package including a letter to send to a claims adjuster who has raised low speed impact arguments, telling you to limit treatment because property damage was minor. The package is posted on the Member Benefits page, #35.1 to 35.6.

BREAKING NEWS 04/28/12: ACS publishes Complete Directory to Personal Injury Resources, superior to many hours of seminars and hundreds of dollars of expense. Based on Dr. Immerman's 73 trials and 50 depositions in the past 15 years with overall 700 case reviews. 

KEY DOCUMENTS FOR YOUR PRACTICE 11.3 – Letter to fight refund demands. If you receive a refund demand, contact ACS. 34.1 -- Who Can an ARS 33-931 Lien Be Enforced Against, by PI attorney Steve Pincus.  Also: New PI/health insurance lien forms for health insurers that refuse to honor assignments of benefits. New liens grant more rights than county liens plus work in UM/UIM cases. Also, all new ASH Claims Denial Center with key analysis at 11.5.

MOST READ: Watch live testimony from the Legislature as Dr. Immerman argues that chiropractic should be included in health insurance. Click here to see 2013 video. Begin at the one hour, ten minute mark. Click here to see earler video. Begin at the 50:30 minute mark.


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Alan M. Immerman, D.C.
President and Executive Director
 

Lobbyist Timothy LaSota

Renee Giovando,
Administrative Assistant

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