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Apr 10 – Apr 11, 2021

1:00pm – 7:00pm


Risk Management in Spine and Extremity Care

Jeffrey Miller, DC, FIANM, MBA

12 Hours Sponsored by NCMIC*

Early Bird Tuition: $210
Regular Registration: $240
Tuition must be received at least 15 days prior to qualify for Early Bird Tuition

Logan University’s Department of Postgraduate Education is proud to present “Risk Management in Spine and Extremity Care: Indications, contraindications, clinical flags and malpractice prevention” with Dr. Jeff Miller. This seminar will address risk management, recordkeeping, documentation, and ethics. Registrants will learn HIPAA guidelines for emergency management; identify hazards and mitigation risks for the COVID-19 virus in the chiropractic office; develop an emergency plan for patient access to chiropractic care; recognize elements of the risk assessment that must be documented; learn Federal guidelines for practice recovery; and establish risk management documentation requirements post-Coronavirus.

Dr. Miller is an Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. He practices as a Chiropractic Physician in the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The Missouri Orthopaedic Institute. Dr. Milller has published more than 250 articles, 9 books and serves as a columnist for Dynamic Chiropractic and The Columbia Daily Tribune. A sought-after speaker in the U.S. and abroad, Dr. Miller has also presented more than 300 postgraduate programs in 38 states and several countries.

Dr. Miller is certified or has been certified as the following:

  • Diplomate of the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (DIANM) (us)
  • Fellow of the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (FIANM) (us)
  • Chiropractic Acupuncturist (MTAA)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP)
  • Medical Compliance Specialist-Physician (MCS-P)

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*Full-time DCs get a yearly 5% Risk Management discount from NCMIC for three consecutive policy years for attending a qualified seminar. 8 hours of qualified instruction is required and must be obtained within one year. Seminars of less than 8 hours will require that the DCs contact NCMIC once they have accrued the full 8 hours. Seminar discounts earned up to 30 days after the policy renewal date will apply immediately; those earned 30+ days after the renewal date will apply at the next policy renewal date. Part-time DCs are eligible to receive half this discount.

Risk Management in Spine and Extremity Care

Hour One

  • How you start is how you finish
    • Diagnosis: Getting off on the right foot

Hour Two

  • How you start is how you finish
    • Diagnosis: Getting off on the right foot

Hour Three

  • How you start is how you finish
    • Diagnosis: Getting off on the right foot

Hour Four

  • Treatment plans
    • Developing the plan

Hour Five

  • Red Flags: indicators of possible serious pathology
  • Yellow Flags: indicators of emotional and behavioral influences
  • Indications and contraindications to care.
    • Manipulation
    • Modalities
    • Acupuncture

Hour Six

  • Orange Flags: indicators of psychiatric elements
  • Black Flags: indicators of occupational issues
  • Blue Flags: indicators of social and economic issues

Hour Seven

  • Types of chiropractic malpractice claims
    • Failure to diagnose
    • Harm to a patient
    • Crimes and punishments
    • Do they kick your door down, take everything and arrest you?

Hour Eight

  • Conditions that can masquerade as neuromusculoskeletal conditions.
    • Uncommon pain syndromes, red herrings (more than one example in each of the categories below)

Hour Nine

  • Risk prevention and preparation (a few examples, complete list will be in the notes)
    • Documentation is the best defense.
    • Knowing your scope of practice
    • Do not get into trouble over stupid little things, keep your file clean.
    • Use standard procedures.
    • Emergency preparedness
    • Staff training preparation.
    • Be well insured.
    • Secure your assets in a corporation.
    • Be nice to everyone.
    • You do not have to accept every patient.
    • Dismissing patients
    • How to react to negative publicity

Hour Ten

  • The Dos and Don’ts if you are sued. (a few examples, complete list will be in the notes)
    • Do Not speak to anyone, especially the patient or their attorney.
    • Immediately call your malpractice carrier
    • Follow the adjuster’s company attorney’s instructions to the letter.
    • Do not alter any records.
    • If you are starting to panic, get out of the office.
    • Explain the situation to our staff only after you have spoken with your carrier.
  • What the patient and their attorney must prove to win a malpractice claim

Hour Eleven

  • Other types of risk
    • State and Federal Law

Hour Twelve

  • 10 Case studies in malpractice and other liabilities
  • Summary
    • Ten things you can implement this week to protect yourself, your practice and your family.
  • Question and Answer Session


  • Saturday  1:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Sunday     8:00am – 2:00pm

Register online, call us at 1-800-842-3234, or email

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