BS Business Administration, University Of Alabama
Doctor of Chiropractic, Texas Chiropractic College
Texas Chiropractic License
American Chiropractic Association
Texas Chiropractic Association
Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Academy of Neurology
Meridian Therapy (Acupuncture) Certification, Texas Chiropractic College
First Choice Chiropractic, Inc. (1995-1998) Position: Director of Chiropractic Services
Development of the Outcome-Based Reporting System that allows for system-wide standardization of clinical reporting of chiropractic encounters. The data is incorporated into a database that permits the following:
Easy study of chiropractic care
Variance analysis of encounter data
Analysis of risk factors contributing to extended courses of chiropractic care
Platform for quality improvement (QI) activities
Development of chiropractic specialty networks in major Texas cities for the provision of managed care services to insurance companies.
Development of chiropractic specialty networks in southeastern states for insurance carriers.
Education of providers of the chiropractic specialty care networks on network managed care policies and procedures.
Oversight of Credentialing Department activities:
Management of credentialing activities for all specialty networks
Coordination of all credentialing committee meetings and oversight committee meetings
Oversight of internal credentialing operations
Development and implementation of Credentialing Policies and Procedures that meet and exceed the National Commission for Quality Assurance (NCQA) 1997 Standards for Credentialing.
Development of Utilization Management (UM) Policies and Procedures in accordance with the National Commission for Quality Assurance (NCQA) 1997 Standards.
Served from 1991 to 1993 as the Chiropractic Representative to the Texas Workers’ Compensation Commission’s Medical Advisory Committee, a 16 member multidisciplinary committee formed to assist the Medical Review Division of the Texas Workers’ Compensation Commission. Responsibilities included attendance at all public meetings of the Medical Advisory Committee and participation in the following work groups for the Texas Workers’ Compensation Commission:
Physical Medicine Treatment Guide Work Group
North American Spine Society Treatment Guide Coding Work Group
Impairment Rating Work Group
Chiropractic Treatment Guide Work Group
Physician Manipulation Work Group
Medical Fee Guide Work Group
Spine Treatment Guide Work Group
Consultant to the Treatment, Utilization, Protocols, and Standards Advisory Committee of the Alabama State Board of Chiropractic Examiners: 1993.
Member of the National Chiropractic Healthcare Advisory Committee to the Bill Clinton Administration and co-author of the chiropractic position paper