Life West CE courses are not only designed to motivate and educate; they are also designed to help you earn multiple credits in one day and meet busy schedules. The next CE Saturday will be April 27, and Life West has a great line-up of classes planned:
Toddler Adjusting for the Practicing Chiropractor
This class addresses how to offer chiropractic help for patients under 3 years old. Ideal for both recent graduates and long-time chiropractors, this course helps you to better meet the needs of your smallest patients. This is the first year Life West is offering this course, given by Life West instructor Dr. Geraldine Mulhall-Wright, and Life West is excited to help doctors gain more insights into pediatric chiropractic care.
- 8 am-1 pm
- Five CE hours – Category A Exam/Technique
- Instructor: Geraldine Muhall-Wright, DC
Ethics Top 10: Common Board Violations and How to Prevent Them
Join Dr. Wayne Coleman for an engaging discussion on ethics and California chiropractic law. Learn about common and surprising issues that can arise and how to ensure they don’t cost you time, money, or worse, your reputation.
- 1 pm-3 pm
- Two CE hours – Category A Ethics
- Instructor: Wayne Coleman, DC
Billing, Coding, and Documentation
Learn how to code correctly for all patient types and produce a clean claim, reducing delays and denials.
- 3 pm-8 pm
- Five CE hours – Category A Billing
- Instructor: Lisa Bilodeau, CA
CCEP VII: Global Assessment of the Extremities: Two-Day Class
Life West is also offering a two-day Global Assessment of the Extremities (CCEP) course on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, which allow chiropractors to earn 15 CE hours in one fell swoop. Taught by John Downes, DC, CCEP, who has had a long career in chiropractic care, this final module of the Extremity Practitioner series summarizes the CCEP series with practical management tools that benefit chiropractors and their patients. In this extensive course, you will learn more about the proper and holistic evaluation of extremity and spinal dysfunction and their neurological impacts, rather than limiting care to the central pain point.
For more information on the subject matter or the professors, click on the link associated with each class. Register today for Life West’s April CE Saturday!
As a practicing chiropractor, you know the importance of continuing education (CE) and the rules and requirements to keep your license active. In California, for any license expiring after June 8, 2013, you’ll need to earn 24 hours of CE credits, which must include:
- Two hours of Ethics and Law
- Four hours of any combination of History Taking and Physical Examination Procedures, Chiropractic Adjustive Techniques, Chiropractic Manipulation Techniques or Ethical Billing and Coding
- 18 hours of topics included in CCR Section 361
At least 12 of those hours must be taken in-person, while the other half can be via distance learning. When looking at options for CE credits, you also need to be sure that the classes are BCE-approved. The completion of these hours is very strict with no grace period, so it’s recommended that courses and license renewals be completed at least 60 days prior to expiration.
While the rules regarding the type of courses to take and when they must completed are rigid, you do have the choice to decide where you’d like to learn. We invite you to learn more about Life West CE classes, which are an extension of our curriculum and are led by highly qualified instructors who support you and help you continue providing optimal care to patients.