Upcoming APA events

    • Saturday, October 06, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Sunday, October 07, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • 137 S. Easton Rd, Glenside, PA
    • 12

    German Auricular Medicine: Three Level Diagnosis

    with Tom Corbin

    The third seminar in the German Auricular series comes directly from the

    translated teachings of Dr Bahr and are being offered with his approval. Dr. Bahr

    is dedicated to the continuous updating and refinement of his educational


    Participants are expected to have successfully learned correct point locations.

    This seminar will expand on the system by using functional points, auricular

    energetics, and finally the vascular autonomic signal (VAS). Diagnosis which are

    too complicated to make with just a point finder can now be discerned and

    treated. Specific strategies for challenging problems to treat, such as fibromyalgia

    and autoimmune disorders, will be addressed as well as areas of special concern

    such as inflammatory hurdles and scars. Functional points will be utilized for both

    diagnostic and treatment strategies.

    Practitioners that are familiar with Bahrs’ point locations will find this

    intermediate training to be as treatment oriented as all previous training. This

    training is certified by European Academy of Acupuncture, Auricular Medicine and

    Innovative Laser Therapy.

    This will be the last intermediate training on the East Coast! Sign up now, limited

    seats are available.

     14 PDA (NCCAOM)

    Please review the locations previously taught from the Strittmatter book as well as areas that anatomically show the greatest chance of inflammation or infection. Scars will be reviewed as well as the different tools available to practitioners that help in retrieving  diagnostic information. Attendees will be paired up  and care should be developed in choosing your partner as continued training after the seminar is critical to the success of the practice.  In addition there will be a limit placed on the number of trainees allowed into every Level 3 seminar.    

    Tom Corbin Ph.D., LAc

    Registration is not complete until payment has been received. 

    Cancellation Policy - 50% refund before September 16th  - No Refund on/after September 30th

    • Sunday, November 18, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Venetian Club, 8030 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118

    You are cordially invited to the Association for Professional Acupuncture in Pennsylvania's third annual general membership meeting.


    9am- 12pm Ethics Presentation with Michael Taromina

    Michael Taromina, Esq., is an expert in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine law and ethics. For over a decade he has litigated, educated, advocated and authored for the advancement and protection of the AOM profession in the United States. He serves as the Chair of National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine’s Professional Ethics and Disciplinary Committee. In this capacity, he co-drafted NCCAOM’s Code of Ethics and Grounds for Discipline and has personally overseen the adjudication of hundreds of acupuncture misconduct cases from all over the country.

    12pm- 1pm Brunch

    1pm-2pm Member Meeting

    Please R.S.V.P. by .

    3 Ethics PDA points (NCCAOM) will be available for all attendees.  

    • Saturday, December 01, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Sunday, December 02, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Philadelphia Marriott West

    Presented in Partnership with The Won Institute of Graduate Studies

    When: Saturday, December 1st & Sunday, December 2nd. 9am to 5pm 

    Where: Philadelphia Marriott West- 111 Crawford Ave, West Conshohocken, PA 19428

    Day 1: Beginning Billing

    • CPT Coding – which codes pay and which don’t
    • ICD10 Codes that are “covered” by Insurance
    • How to fill out the CMS Claim Form
    • Submitting Claims & Corrected Claims Electronically
    • Networks – What to Consider and How to Join

    This class is for practitioners who have no experience billing insurance or have been doing it with “limited” success. KNOW exactly what insurance carriers want to see and give it to them. We’ll teach you how to bill insurance and do it right – the first time. We’ll provide you with lots of resources such as coding cheat sheets, carrier policy bulletins, privacy practices you can use in your office. You’ll learn how to verify patient benefits as well as best office practices for taking insurance.

    Understand what is involved with network participation and the advantages and disadvantages for going “in-network” with a carrier. You’ll learn how to submit claims electronically, how to re-file or resubmit claims if you made a mistake the first time. After taking this class you’ll have the confidence of knowing every claim you submit WILL be processed.

    Throughout the class you’ll get tips and tricks from an expert in the field. Be prepared to ask questions – and get honest ethical answers as well as information you’ll use over and over again.

    Bring your office manager or biller to Beginning Billing for just $99!

    Day 1 is appropriate for practitioners, acupuncture students and your office manager or biller.

    Day 2: Examination & Bulletproof Documentation

    • KNOW the Essentials Documentation including proper Coding
    • Examinations that Establish Medical Necessity
    • Making your Progress Notes Bullet Proof
    • Know EXACTLY what Carriers Look for in your Documentation
    • Create Treatment Plans and Goals that guarantee payment
    • Know how to write letters of Medical Necessity

    Take this class and you’ll never worry again if you are asked for notes. We’ll provide you with resources you will use again and again along with samples of proper documentation as well as a through explanation about proper documentation in a way that makes it easy to understand.

    We’ll teach you how to establish a health “baseline” for your patients that can be used to show that your treatment is medically necessary as well as how to create a treatment plan and goal of treatment.

    In addition you’ll be getting instructions, samples and templates - How to write a letter of medical necessity and best practices for your office. Thinking about updating your progress notes for greater efficiency and better compliance? - We’ll have templates that you can make your own or use to update how you do things.

    As always Mori will be sharing the latest information about Insurance Carriers plus great tips and tricks that come from over 30 years in the business of acupuncture billing. We’ve also got Dr. Roger West DC., QME, who will teach the examinations you need to know and how to document ranges of motion and functional improvements as well as tests to rule out certain conditions.

    Day 2 is appropriate for practitioners and acupuncture students.

    14 NCCAOM PDA's (Pending) for this event.


    Mori West, C.P.C.

    Mori West is a certified professional codes and the CEO of Acuclaims, a well-known and respected Medical Billing Company for Acupuncturists.  For over 30 plus years Mori has been providing up to date information regarding billing and coding while donating her time at both the national and state level to insure that correct information regarding insurance billing practices is put forth.  Her classes offer real- world information that comes from processing thousands of claims each week for acupuncturists across the country.  She is known as a lively speaker who entertains and inspires her students

    Roger West, D.C., QME

    Dr West has been in private practice as a chiropractor since 1985. Prior to receiving his degree he studied Chinese Martial Arts (Hsing-i, Tai Chi) as well as advanced studies in Feng Shui since 1990.  His studies include advanced knowledge in 5 element theory as well as Taoist Cosmology.   He has always been an advocate for acupuncture and acupuncturists and has worked alongside an acupuncturist in his private practice.  He is a Qualified Medical Evaluator for the state of California and has reviewed and commented on thousands of pages of medical records.

    Are you coming in from out of town and want to reserve a hotel room? Use this link  to Book your group rate for Insurance Billing Seminar or call  800-237-3639 and ask for the APA Insurance Billing Seminar room rate. 


The Acupuncture Society of New York presents:

Marketing for Acupuncturists! at PCOM in NYC

Sunday, June 24th, 2018
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Location: PCOM New York 

110 Williams St. New York, NY 10038

The Acupuncture Society of New York presents:

Sports Acupuncture for Lower Back Injuries at PCOM in NY

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Location: PCOM New York 

110 Williams St. New York, NY 10038

for more information and to register click here

APA members receive discounts on educational events from the following regional organizations.

These state organization members receive discounts on APA sponsored classes as well.


The Maryland Acupuncture Society

The New Jersey Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

The Acupuncture Society of New York

Ohio Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Acupuncture Society of Virginia

and Many ASA Member State Associations, Check here when Registering

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