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CLAIMS EXPERTISE

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We want to help manage your risk.

ChiroPreferred believes a strong risk management program improves patient care and protects providers from liability. That’s why we offer you access to 120+ years of risk management experience and education.

 

The educational resources we offer are flexible and come in a variety of formats, including on-demand programs and online courses. We also offer premium discounts for completing CE courses. After all, we know that better risk management helps improve outcomes for everyone.

Patient Safety & Risk Resources

Electronic Health Records: Patient Safety and Liability Concerns

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Social Media in Healthcare: A Slippery Slope

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How Staff Education Can Improve Quality and Enhance Patient Safety and Experience

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Transfer of Patient Records When Selling or Closing a Chiropractic Practice

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Informed Refusal: A Review

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Addressing Sexual Harassment From Patients or Third Parties

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Payment Issues in Chiropractic Practices

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Addressing Parent Accountability with Pediatric Patients

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Managing Negative Online Reviews From Patients

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Managing Nonadherent and Difficult Patients

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Continuing Education Opportunities

ChiroCredit Courses

ChiroPreferred has collaborated with ChiroCredit.com to offer a variety of engaging and fully-accredited online risk management programs. Topics highlighted in the 1-year and 3-year premium credit bundles include risk trends, emergency procedures, boundary training, documentation, ethics, medical errors, and more. Find out more >

MedPro Group On-Demand Programs
ChiroPreferred has collaborated with MedPro Group to offer a variety of risk management and fully-accredited on-demand programs. Gain insights into a variety of risk management issues and learn strategies to reduce liability exposure with MedPro Group’s free on-demand programs. Find out more >

Our Chiropractic Advisory Board

Our Chiropractic Advisory Board is comprised of leaders throughout the chiropractic industry to provide meaningful, specialty-specific insight on claims and risk issues. We work together to ensure that the products and services we offer continue to meet the needs of today's chiropractors.

Steven G. Clarke, DC

Dr. Clarke received his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 1982 from Logan College of Chiropractic, St. Louis, Mo. and became licensed in 1983 in New Jersey. He has treated many patient types, including World Champion boxers, as well as collegiate and professional athletes. He was also among the first chiropractic physicians to get to Ground Zero in New York after the 9/11 attacks, where he provided care to injured emergency responders. Dr. Clarke has been a member of numerous professional organizations, as well as serving in many board positions. Dr. Clarke served as President of the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors (ANJC) from 2007-2011. He was reelected President of the state association in 2016. He currently serves on the ANJC State Board of Directors and has been Legislative Chairman since 2004. He currently serves as a chiropractic physician and clinic director at High Street Rehab, LLC in Nutley, New Jersey.

John D. Davila, DC

Dr. Davila graduated in 1994 from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He then established three successful practices in the Myrtle Beach, S.C., area which he operated for 13 years. Since 2000, Dr. Davila has been training doctors and staff on the topics of federal and state level insurance compliance. He has consulted for Axis Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, American Specialty Health Network, Colonial Life, Companion Property and Casualty, Chiropractic Network of the Carolinas, and Palmetto GBA (South Carolina Medicare). He is considered the foremost authority on compliance issues as they relate to chiropractic practice. He served on the American Chiropractic Association’s (ACA) Medicare Advisory and Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue CHIP Committees. He is a lifetime member of the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) and serves as an advisor to the ICA Board on Medicare policy. Dr. Davila continues to give back through his involvement with several chiropractic colleges by working with students, faculty, and administration to improve their education on compliance. He is a core presenter for Palmer College’s Center for Business Development programs, serves as a compliance consultant for Parker University’s chiropractic clinics, and is a past adjunct faculty member at Sherman College of Chiropractic.

Edward P. Zimmer, DC

Dr. Zimmer received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, and his graduate degree in nutrition from Bridgeport University in Connecticut. He also graduated summa cum laude from the National College of Chiropractic where he received numerous honors including being voted outstanding graduate by the faculty. He has been the featured speaker at many conferences spanning across the country and has also authored many books and more than 100 articles. Dr. Zimmer currently performs chiropractic peer reviews and has been a defense expert witness for more than 12 years.

 
 
 
 

Claims Expertise

Winning a malpractice case often requires resources outside of the chiropractic profession. That’s why we defend you using 120+ years of claims experience across healthcare, the nation’s leading defense counsel, and over 7,000 of the best expert witnesses.

If your company only insures chiropractors, they may not have the breadth of resources and insights to best defend your case. Being covered by a company with experience across professions can be the deciding factor in a malpractice lawsuit — and we have the winning record to prove it. We close 80% of claims without payment and hold a 90% trial win rate.

 

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