Alan M. Immerman, D.C.
Advance the Interests of Arizona ChiropractorsThe 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.
ATTENTION STATE LEGISLATORS!
The chiropractic profession has one message for you this year:
"Chiropractors are part of the solution and we have the evidence to prove it." Just click here to see how we can help solve rising health care costs in Arizona with our low technology, natural health care approach.
REBUTTAL REPORTS TO LOW SPEED IMPACT EXPERTS
ACS now supplies expert reports to rebut defense low speed impact experts from Biodynamic Research Corporation (BRC) at 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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BOARD COMPLAINT? I CAN HELP: Mandi J. Karvis, Esq. of Sanders & Parks, P.C. I regularly appear before the Board and am familiar with their expectations.
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BREAKING NEWS AND UPDATES
BREAKING NEWS 05/02/13: ACS releases May 2013 eNewsletter with key stories about appeal filed with Arizona Supreme Court in ADOI lawsuit to overturn Court of Appeals decision, plans for additional litigation and legislation to achieve insurance equality, meeting with ADOI Director and executive staff, solutions for refund demands and much more. Click here to read the newsletter.
BREAKING NEWS 04/30/13: Appeal filed in ADOI lawsuit with Arizona Supreme Court to overturn Court of Appeals decision. Plaintiffs reject argument that ADOI has "no duty" to enforce the law. Read full pleading by clicking here. This is a "must-read" for every Arizona chiropractor.
BREAKING NEWS 04/22/13: Meeting with ADOI Director and staff on 04/18/13 to address ACS' complaints nonproductive. ADOI refuses to agree to enforce any of the key provisions of the chiropractic insurance equality law. ACS now strategizing other solutions. Click here to read a full report of the details of the meeting.
BREAKING NEWS 04/02/13: ACS releases all new April 2013 eNewsletter with key stories about Court of Appeals decision in favor of ADOI, legislative defeat of SB 1362, Senate committee decision in favor of Gerrie Marks as ADOI Director as much more. Click here to read full newsletter.
BREAKING NEWS 03/28/13: Chiropractors lose ADOI lawsuit in Blankenbaker v. Marks as Court of Appeals rules ADOI has the discretion not to enforce chiropractic insurance equality law if it so chooses. Click here to read the full opinion and here to read a newspaper report about the lawsuit. ACS to now pursue other options to achieve insurance equality.
BREAKING NEWS 03/27/13: State Farm files petition with Arizona Court of Appeals to force doctors to accept $12 as payment in full for depositions in PI cases. Treating DCs would be "fact witnesses" and not "expert witnesses" if State Farm prevails. ACS files Amicus brief with Court to oppose State Farm.
BREAKING NEWS 03/20/13: SB 1362 fails to pass Senate on reconsideration as some Senators still believe bill will turn DCs into PCPs while others want to wait to see how national insurance equality affects profession. Some Senators follow directions from Arizona Chamber of Commerce which is dominated by BCBS. ACS now focusing on gaining enforcement of current insurance equality law. Go to the ACS Legislative webpage at http://www.azchiropractors.org/pages/LEGISLATIVE-INFORMATION-PAGE.php to view streaming video of all Legislative hearings and votes.
BREAKING NEWS 02/20/13: SB 1362, the chiropractic insurance equality bill, passed the Senate Health Committee 5-2. It will now move forward to a full Senate vote.Go to http://azleg.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=21&clip_id=11846 to view the hearing. On the left side, scroll down to SB 1362 or advance with your cursor to 1:05.30.
BREAKING NEWS 02/11/13: ACS releases February 2013 ACS eNewsletter with lead story "Powerful, Leading Legislators Sponsor and Introduce ACS Insurance Equality Law." Also read about refund demands and all breaking news by clicking here.
BREAKING NEWS 02/09/13: U.S. Department of Labor files amicus brief supporting ACS' position that post payment audit (PPA) reviews are adverse claims determinations subject to all ERISA appeal rights. Click here to read key excerpts from the DOL amicus brief. This will greatly strengthen the ACS anti-PPA letter available by clicking here.
BREAKING NEWS 12/06/12: ACS releases December 2012 eNews with lead story "Legislators Poised to Tell ADOI to Enforce Chiropractic Insurance Equality Law or They Will Allow Public to Do It." Also, ACS explains details of how its strategy is effective in countering the epidemic of refund demands from health insurers. Read about the Governor's new appointment for ADOI Director, all of the ACS member benefits and Corporate Members. Click here to read the entire 8 page full color PDF newsletter.
BREAKING NEWS 11/07/12: ACS releases November 2012 ACS eNewsletter with story about ACS' plans to attack insurance discrimination at the Legislature in January, 2013. Also read about the complete ACS package to fight low speed impact arguments in PI cases, LaBombard defenses, how to fight refund demands, and much more by clicking here.
BREAKING NEWS 10/31/12: BCBS to be sued for charging copays for chiropractic care. The lawsuit will be handled by the law firm Hansen Reynolds Dickinson Crueger LLC from Milwaukee, WI, http://hrdclaw.com/, with Arizona bad faith insurance lawyer Stephen Ryan, www.stephencryanpc.com/. The WI firm has been litigating the same issue in WI. Here is a link to a newspaper article about their lawsuit and a link to the initial 30 page WI filing.
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 08/03/12: ACS releases all new 8 page August 2012 ACS eNewsletter. Lead story: "Insurance Restrictions on Chiropractic Fueling Epidemic of Narcotic Opiate Addictive Prescription Painkiller Abuse." Read this story and much more by clicking here. Read ACS page on the subject by clicking here. Read ACS Position Paper by clicking here.
BREAKING NEWS 06/28/12: US Supreme Court upholds national healthcare reform including powerful clause prohibiting discrimination against chiropractors. Click here to read full ACS explanation of chiropractic provisions which will be a boon to the profession.
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 69 trials and 45 depositions in the past 15 years with overall 500 case reviews.
BREAKING NEWS 03/26/12: $70,000 Plaintiff's award in classic low speed impact case. State Farm retains Joseph Peles, PhD, biomechanical engineer, and plaintiffs retained Alan M. Immerman, D.C. to rebut. Jury did not believe Dr. Peles after hearing from Dr. Immerman and concluded the plaintiff was injured, awarding $70,000. Click here to read the entire Court's Minute Entry.
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.
BREAKING NEWS 02/03/12: Arizona Capitol Times publishes Dr. Immerman's "Stop Insurance Industry War On Patients Who Rely On Chiropractic Care." Click here to read.
BREAKING NEWS 12/14/11: Press Conference on 12/13/11 great success in exposing ADOI, BCBS and ASH. Click here to read full report including links to newspaper articles and TV videos. Click here to read Media Release.
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Alan M. Immerman, D.C.
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