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Who is this program for?

All licensed health care practitioners who want to make a difference in their own lives and that of their patients.

How will this help me and my practice?

You will become a competent practitioner with all of the necessary expertise that is in demand in today's consumer driven health care market. Being certified in integrative medicine will position you as the expert in the field which will also create financial opportunities by expanding your available services to your patients.

I'm a traditional health care provider. Will this conflict with anything I am currently doing?

That's the beauty of our program. You don't have to give up your current style of practice. You can easily implement Integrative Medicine into the way you currently are practicing. However, once you see the benefits of our program, how your patients respond to your integrative treatment approach, additional referrals that will be created, clinical competency and an increase in your income, you will become motivated to expand your practice to an integrative approach.

How will I have time to take this program?

Because it is a 100% online course, you make learning convenient for your schedule. On average most practitioners dedicate 1 hour a night to learning. You can take a long as necessary in order to complete the course. You will always have access to the necessary content in order to progress through the program.

Who teaches this course and is it evidence based?

Our courses are taught from academia, published practitioners who are primarily medical doctors, chiropractors, nutritionist and osteopaths.It is overseen and quality is ensured by our Director of Education, an experienced professional in the field of online learning with a Ph.D. in Education. In addition, there is a medical advisory committee that oversees all material to assure it is evidence based and has the latest clinical application.

What does my certification mean?

Just like any other structured course it means you have passed all the requirements necessary to be competent in Integrative Medicine. You will have the confidence to approach lifestyle and genetically predisposed conditions from an integrative approach with proven, safe outcomes. You will be able speak with confidence with your patients and other practitioners about options otherwise not utilized prior to taking our course.

What are the overall benefits of taking this course?

You will have the knowledge, treatment protocols and confidence to approach most conditions from an integrative approach and create real options for your patients. It will also position you in your community as the expert. In addition, it will create tremendous financial opportunities outside of the insurance industry.

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Chiropractors' Association of Australia - Approved for 200 FLA Units

Approved for up to 70 CE units in California

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.


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The delivery of integrative, holistic, or alternative medicine (sometimes referred to as "Complimentary Alternative Medicine or "CAM") may unintentionally include the delivery of services covered by health care plans (notably, by Medicare due to the age or condition of patients triggering coverage). Since CAM practices are largely cash or private fee practices, practitioners must cautiously and carefully ensure that their services do not collect patient payments for what Medicare covers. With the Accountable Care Act being implemented on a national level, more preventative health care services are now covered by Medicare. Coverage of certain preventative care services is now enhanced or expanded. Care must be taken, therefore, since some CAM services delivered by practitioners may constitute preventative medical services mandated as covered by Medicare with no co-pay or deductible owed. HMO plans prohibit the delivery of medical services covered by the plan for patient compensation in excess of plan reimbursement, and require advance patient consent for voluntary non-medical amenities triggering additional patient payment obligations. Additionally, HIPAA/HITECH implements important patient privacy protections and may be triggered by the storage or handling of any electronic patient information. Federal law mandates patients have access to electronic health records, therefore, care must be taken to avoid charging fees for electronic health records access that is mandated by federal law, or for charges in excess of federal guidelines. Various states often have privacy and medical records access laws similar to federal laws. CAM practices often, but not always, engage in electronic communication with patients and involve family members or significant others with CAM consultations, so care must be taken regarding HIPAA/HITECH compliance with respect to privacy and records access. HIPAA/HITECH requires separate personal health information (PHI) written consent by patients, along with updated notices of privacy practices (NPPs) toward HIPAA/HITECH compliance. Due to the complexities of reimbursement and privacy laws, CAM practitioners are strongly advised to seek competent legal counsel to achieve compliance, and should not rely on IFIM presentations. Materials and information presented by IFIM are necessarily general, non-specific, and do not constitute or replace legal advice. The IFIM specifically disclaims that it is providing legal compliance guidelines, representations, warranties or assurances.