Information & X-Ray
For Doctors Of Chiropractic
To be vigilant of
changing California laws regarding Chiropractic and x-ray, and notify doctors of possible consequences to their practices.
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The state of
diagnostic imaging today is complex and rapidly-evolving. We provide doctors with continuing education to satisfy California
x-ray and Chiropractic recertification and relicensing requirements, sharpen diagnostic skills and better utilize diagnostic
imaging in their practices. I also offer a webinar-based mature and effective prep course to pass the difficult exam
to obtain a CDPH-RHB Radiography X-Ray Supervisor and Operator Permit.
Click here for Courses
Click here for Dates & Pricing
Formal x-ray reports are a legal requirement
for all radiographs taken on human beings. We offer Chiropractors x-ray interpretation by a Chiropractic radiologist
for their analog and digital radiographs at bargain prices. For analog (films): regular mail, pick-up or even read on-site (distance limited). For digital radiographs:
direct DICOM send from your x-ray server, or export and upload from any computer, or upload direct from CD (all free of charge),
or if you prefer, mail DICOM CD.
Click here if you need X-ray Interpretation
To contact Bustin Seminars, please browse to the bottom of this
- Annual Chiropractic license
renewal requires 24 hours of 'approved' continuing education (CE); 6 hours of which must be in the 'mandatory' category. Ten
hours of 'approved' x-ray CE are required independently every two years by the California Department Of Public
Health, Radiologic Health Branch (CDPH-RHB) to renew your CDPH-RHB Radiography X-Ray Supervisor & Operator permit
(XSOP). All of our Board Approved continuing education is usable for both.
- If your office has a wet film processor, and you are not doing
the daily and semi-monthly quality assurance (QA) testing required since October 2012 (ie. daily measuring and charting density
difference, mid-density, base plus fog; quarterly fixer retention testing and bi-annual darkroom fog testing), the CDPH will
absolutely issue you a violation during your next equipment inspection. By your second inspection after the new regulation
took effect, inspectors who were lenient the first time will now be harsh. The inspector may also cite you for not having
a small office radiation protection program, also required by statute. I have a low-cost ($75) 5-hour workshop designed
to: (1) show you where to get all necessary equipment at the lowest price, (2) get you all the forms and charts you need,
(3) train you to do ALL of the QA testing properly, plus (4) give you a FREE radiation protection program
for your office. You will be in compliance of all CDPH regulations. No doctor need
be forced to remove x-ray from his or her office. I still get weekly phone calls or emails from doctors who just
got inspected, got cited for not doing the QA testing, and tell me they wish they would have taken care of this before, but
time passed and they did nothing.
seminars offer FREE certificates & FREE duplicate certificates if you lose your original.
- If you are open to taking courses on your computer, smartphone or
other mobile device (eliminating all travel), our webinar attendees get x-ray hours faster and less expensively than any other
Board approved method. Thru December 2016 webinars were classified as live classroom courses. As of January 2017,
webinars have been re-classified by the BCE as online/distance learning limited to 12 hours per year for Chiropractic. This
does not affect CDPH-RHB XSOP renewal. No getting up at 5AM, no driving, no parking and no test required are all benefits
- I offer a webinar-based
9 hour mature and effective prep course for doctors (MD, DO, DC, DPM) who must take the CDPH-RHB Radiography X-Ray Supervisor
And Operator exam (see schedule in Dates & Pricing).
- For schedule, pricing and web links to the hotel sites, navigate to the bottom of the Dates & Pricing page.
- Download a REGISTRATION
FORM on the Dates & Pricing page.
I email x-ray tips, including interesting cases, monthly to those on my email list.
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and please email suggestions for improvement.
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The California Department Of Public
Health (CDPH) passed new x-ray quality assurance (QA) regulations that took effect October 2012. If you have an x-ray machine
in your office, and you use wet film processing, you are required to perform and record daily and semi-monthly QA
testing. If you are not currently doing these QA tests, and keeping proper written records of the results, you are in violation
of the new regulations and will be cited at your next CDPH equipment inspection (specifics on my Permits & Licensure page).
During routine equipment inspections, CDPH inspectors are now issuing violations to some
small offices with x-ray machines that DO NOT have a comprehensive written radiation protection program suitable for a small office. This applies
to both digital and screen/film offices. This violation is based on an old statute not previously enforced for small offices.
I now have personal experience with both digital and screen/film offices getting this violation. Please browse to Permits & Licensure (3rd item down) to read more.
NEW continuing education requirements mandated
by the CA BCE are posted on my Permits & Licensure page, along with current CDPH-RHB CE
requirements to renew your CA XSOP.
NEW IMPORTANT NEWS:
If you currently have analog (traditional film/screen) or digital x-ray equipment, and you treat Medicare
patients, the following provision in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 became law in December 2015. Beginning 2017,
Medicare will reduce payments 20% for x-rays performed on analog systems. Beginning 2018, Medicare will reduce payments 7%
for x-rays performed on CR equipment for the next five years, and 10% after that. This is an obvious bias away from analog
and CR systems, and toward DR systems.
To contact Bustin Seminars, use any of the following:
PO Box 304
San Dimas CA 91773-0304
|Phone: (909) 599-0237 Fax: (909) 599-8689|
We will contact you by
phone or fax within one business day.