ASVA Event Posting Policy: We will post any events put on by partner organizations and active ASVA members. We will also post any free local events that would benefit our membership.  Non-partnering organizations offering a NCCAOM approved PDA event will need to offer ASVA members at least a 10% discount on the course if they would like us to list it on our webpage.  To post an event contact Sarah.  

Upcoming events

    • 07 Feb 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08 Feb 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Columbia, MD

    Mori West: Acupuncture Insurance Billing - Basic and Advanced

    ASVA Members recieve 10% off!

    For more information visit:

    Day 1: Beginning Billing
    This class is for the acupuncturist right out of school as well as those that have some experience billing but still have gaps in their understanding of insurance.  At the end of this class you will:

    Understand how Insurance Works- Which networks you should join and WHY
    Know HOW and why to verify a patients benefits so you are GUARANTEED to be paid and not be waiting for money that is NEVER GOING TO COME- The SINGLE BIGGEST MISTAKE Newbies Make!
    Know Coding – What treatments you can bill for to make sure you are receiving MAXIMUM Reimbursements for your Treatment also understanding Diagnosis’ restrictions
    Be able to accept a patient’s insurance with confidence, KEEP YOUR CASH flow consistent by collecting from the patient when payments are going to deductible and wait for insurance to pay knowing it WILL PAY.

    TAKE THIS CLASS AND HAVE A TOTAL UNDERSTANDING OF INSURANCE and YOUR ROLE.  Start Monday morning submitting electronic Claims and verifying benefits.

    You will be given VALUABLE FORMS, most of which can be personalized just for your office.  Forms like a customized Superbill, Privacy Practices and Acknowledgement, Business Associate Agreement, Financial Policies and Hardship Agreements and MANY MORE.   Have these re-writable PDFs at your fingertips to use in your practice and make them your own.

    Day 2:  Advanced Billing

    This class is for the acupuncturist who wants to know just what the experts know about billing and collecting to level the playing field and truly make sure you are getting paid what you are worth.  You should have a couple years’ experience submitting billing and/or at minimum have taken Billing 101.
    At the end of this class you will:

    Understand the changes in the new claim if you find carriers are requiring you to use it
    How to get things reprocessed quickly, when and how to file an appeal that will get you paid
    UNDERSTAND Documentation – KNOW Exactly what insurance carriers want to see
    KNOW how to document Medical Necessity – they HAVE to pay you if you can justify your treatment is working
    Treat VA patients,.  Don’t discount Dept of Labor WC, they pay GREAT.
    Understand the appeals process and WIN every appeal you submit


    TAKE THIS CLASS AND INCREASE THE NUMBERS OF PATIENTS YOU CAN SEE.  Have the confidence of knowing your claims WILL be paid, because you know what Insurance Companies want to see and you give it to them.

    You will get VALUABLE Forms.  Samples Letters of Medical Necessity and what GOOD Bulletproof documentation looks like.  Outcome assessment tests and instructions on how to use them.  Forms and Sample Appeal letters that work, plus MUCH MORE.

    Mori West:

    Beginning Billing:
    Mori's billing class was really good. She sure knows how to keep you engaged in a seemingly "boring" subject. The class was quite fun! She is truly invested in your success and goes above and beyond. Mike Nam LAc

    I took Mori's Billing Seminar in New Haven, CT. It was fantastic. She is dedicated and very educated in billing. The information presented was solid. She is a must have. Kevin J Pinzone, LAc

    Thank You for the Great Class yesterday! I feel more confident dealing with insurance companies. now.    Matthew Bryant LAc

    Thanks for all the info and help.  As I’m sure you remember, there we were, lingering at the door, an hour and a half after class was supposed to be over, hanging on your every word, hungry for more.  I learned more about insurance billing in four hours than during my entire practice management class.  Nathan Anderson, L.Ac.

    Advanced Billing and Both Days
    Mori West is amazing! I recommended her courses to anyone looking to learn how to bill insurance (or deepen your skills if you are already doing it)! She is extremely knowledgeable, engaging, and efficient - well worth your time and money! Thank you, Mori!
    Andrea Werner LAc

    Mori is incredibly knowledgeable and experienced in her field, and wants to share everything she knows. She truly cares about her students and absolutely wants the best for them. At no point was she trying to sell her services or maintain secrecy about any information related to her work. I walked out of the class filled with information and inspiration, and, more importantly, with more confidence in my ability to adequately bill insurance and understand the entire process. This course is well worth the price of admission. An added plus is that Mori is extremely charismatic and super funny! I genuinely enjoyed her 8-hour course.  Christina Bird Ward LAc

    Mori’s class is invaluable for any Acupuncturist who wants to learn more about insurance billing. Even if you don’t want to learn more because you think that billing is too difficult, her class will likely make you realize that it’s not as complicated as it seems.  Mori is clearly very knowledgeable about the profession and will teach you how to avoid the common mistakes and pitfalls of billing insurance.  She will teach you what you need to know in an organized, concise and comprehensible manner. Sarah Schwab, L.Ac.

    Even Professional Billers Take her Classes: Hi Mori, Today's billing class was exceptional! You're an excellent speaker and teacher, all the material was presented with clarity and enthusiasm. I always learn something from you to aid me in my business and came away from your class today with more useful knowledge.
    The timing of what you mentioned about Harrington Health was perfect. I've just recently gotten some Northern CA business and I am just beginning to educate myself with health plans specific to that area.
    Thanks again for an insightful and enjoyable day.                 Nancy G. Owner, Cardinal Business Services
    Not Approved for NCCAOM PDA.

    Not Approved for CALIFORNIA CEUs

    Early Registration deadline for this seminar is January 7, 2015. One day registrations are available but do not have an early registration discount.

    Cancellation Policy: Registrations must be cancelled prior to January 7, 2015 and only a 75% refund will be given. After that time you will not receive a refund.

    • 08 Feb 2015
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Fairfax, VA
    Clean Needle Technique (CNT) Course

    February 8th,2015   8:30am  – 5:00pm

    Successful completion of this CNT course is a requirement for NCCAOM board exam certification as well as a licensing requirement in most states, and all of you who have completed or will have begun a needling techniques course by February 8, 2015 should take this course.

    Contact The Virginia University of oriental Medicine for more information and to register
    9401 Mathy Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031
    School: 703-323-5690
    Fax : 703-323-5692

    • 14 Mar 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 15 Mar 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sheraton, Columbia, MD

    Clinical Wonders with Acupuncture 1, 2, 3 presented by Dr. Richard Tan - 14 CEU available

    Early Registration deadline for this seminar is February 14, 2015.

    Discount available for current ASVA members!

    Find out more information and register here.

    Download the brochure.

    Dr. Richard Teh-FuTan began his studies in Chinese Medicine as a small child living in Taiwan. He apprenticed with numerous masters and studied herbal medicine, the five elements, zang-fu energetics and channel theory.  As a young man he took his training to the army hospital, where he treated hundreds of patients in conjunction with their western medical treatment.

    After moving to the US, he became very interested in combining his traditional medical studies with the logical part of his brain.  He began to piece together all the historical knowledge that he was taught and read about in the classics. Dr. Tan is adamant that the classical texts state that the effectiveness of acupuncture treatments should be seen immediately, just as the shadow appears instantly when a pole is placed under the sun.  After decades of private practice and group teaching, Dr. Tan is now renowned for sharing his knowledge of the Balance Method to thousands of practitioners worldwide.

    Dr. Tan inspires and delights with his teachings.  He has a large following of practitioners who are devoted to the Balance Method and attend multiple seminars each year. No two classes are ever the same, as Dr. Tan encourages questions and always does class demonstrations to prove the instant effectiveness of his methods.  His dynamic teaching style is captivating!

    More information, including his list of publications is available at

    Dr. Tan revised his teaching curriculum to benefit both his new and experienced students. He will clearly explain the fundamental concepts of acupuncture, along with clinical examples, case studies, and demonstrations of the most common pain patterns seen in practice.

    Students will get hands-on training and needling practice. Working in small groups, they will treat each other under Dr. Tan’s guidance. Former students say they now have a deeper understanding of Dr. Tan’s Balance Method and feel confident using it immediately in the clinic since they have experienced the instant results themselves in his class.

    Cases are resolved in three easy steps: First, students identify the meridian that is the cause of the pain or disorder. Second, they choose the meridians that will balance the affected meridian(s). Third, they select the points along the meridians that will be needled. Numerous cases will be discussed with the application of each of the Six Systems for each disorder.

    Dr. Tan wants all participants to achieve excellent results in their clinical practice after completing his seminar. He provides personal supervision to ensure students learn the theory and hands-on technique.

    Students will:

    • Learn Dr. Tan’s famous Six Systems, which tie together 2,000 years of Chinese Medicine into an amazing step-by-step format
    • Understand Dr. Tan’s simple three-step strategy, which is effective for all pain symptoms, tingling, numbness, and burning
    • Discover how to use both the Imaging and Mirroring Formats with ease in order to get INSTANT results
    • Find out how to use only distal points with powerful effects in order to avoid aggravating a patient’s pain
    • Gain the trust and confidence of patients by relieving pain within seconds of needle insertion
    • Gather practical knowledge through Dr. Tan’s emphasis on clinical cases and real-life scenarios
    • Learn the “Matrix Analysis Technique” to balance complications arising from painful areas which cover multiple meridians
    • Address complicated pain patterns simultaneously in one treatment with minimal needles for optimal efficacy (i.e., lumbar pain, shoulder pain and headaches occurring all at the same time)

    Pending for NCCAOM PDA

    Inquire for CALIFORNIA CEUs

    Early Registration deadline for this seminar is February 14, 2015.

    Cancellation Policy: Registrations must be cancelled prior to February 15, 2015 and only a 75% refund will be given. After that time you will not receive a refund.
    • 18 Apr 2015
    • 19 Apr 2015
    • Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church, VA

    Registration Now Open!

    Acupuncture Society of Virginia Presents

    Acupuncture & In Vitro Fertilization: Safe and effective strategies to significantly improve pregnancy outcomes

    Featuring Lee Hullender Rubin, DAOM, LAc, FABORM

    14 PDA NCCAOM approved, ABORM and CEU CA Pending


    Saturday April 18, 2015  8:30am - 5:30pm        

    Sunday April 19, 2015 8am - 3:30pm

    ASVA Annual Meeting: Lunch Sunday April 19 12pm - 1:30pm

    Improve your in vitro fertilization (IVF) patient success rates with acupuncture. Learn the advanced skills needed to work with this complex patient population from Lee Hullender Rubin, DAOM, LAc, FABORM, a dynamic and interactive speaker. In this pragmatic workshop, acupuncturists will learn methods to effectively and safely integrate acupuncture into an IVF cycle. By the end of this course, you will understand the risks associated with IVF and confidently manage adjuvant acupuncture treatment with assisted reproductive therapies like IVF or intra-uterine insemination (IUI). The course content is based on her extensive experience managing an acupuncture program at an IVF clinic, as well as her own research. Dr. Hullender Rubin is clinician and researcher who will present an evidence-informed, comprehensive course describing how to integrate TCM-based acupuncture into an IVF or IUI treatment plan.

    Day 1 is a brief overview of the biomedical and Chinese medicine perspectives on reproduction. Day 2 describes specific strategies to effectively incorporate acupuncture into an ART cycle based on the fundamental concepts learned in Day 1.

    By the end of the course, you will:

    1. Understand the assisted reproduction process, including a thorough overview of the various types of IVF, IUIs, and basic additional services offered at a modern fertility clinic, and a brief review of reproductive endocrinology

    2. Review TCM reproductive physiology, the four phases of the female menstrual cycle, how TCM interprets ART, common TCM diagnoses, and acupuncture treatment principles

    3. Interpret Basal Body Temperature charts in relation to the menstrual cycle’s four phases and identify key abnormalities to aid in TCM diagnosis

    4. Become familiar with the current clinically relevant research literature on the effectiveness, risks, and safety of adjuvant acupuncture and assisted reproduction.

    5. Design a treatment plan to support an ART cycle with relevant treatment principles and methods, including acupuncture, electro acupuncture, and moxibustion.

    6. Identify risks unique to the various types of IVF and IUIs and appropriate treatment adjustment.

    Bibliography: Lee Hullender Rubin is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, licensed acupuncturist, and clinical researcher specializing in reproductive medicine, female sexual pain, and women’s health. She earned her master’s degree at Bastyr University in 2001 and doctorate at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2009. She is board certified in reproductive medicine (ABORM) and oriental medicine (NCCAOM) with more than 12 years of clinical experience. In addition to her private clinic, Dr. Hullender Rubin managed an acupuncture program at a Seattle area IVF clinic for many years. She is an active researcher, has published numerous articles, and presented several research abstracts on pregnancy outcomes with adjuvant acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and ART. She was recently awarded a grant to investigate acupuncture as a treatment for vulvodynia. She is adjunct research faculty and the AOM Infertility DAOM module instructor at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, and Visiting Scientist at the Oregon Health and Science University. She currently practices at the Portland Acupuncture Studio(http://www.pdxacustudio.comurrently) in Portland, OR.  You can view her CV here.

    Rates: Early Bird/Regular

    Early Bird Rates end Friday March 6th, 2015

    ASVA Member - $300/330

    Student ASVA Member - $250/$275

    Allied State Organization Member* - $306/$337.5

    Non-Member of ASVA or Allied State Organization - $340/$375

    Student Non-Member of ASVA or Allied State Organization - $275/$300

    Extra $50 for registration day of event

    *Allied State Organizations - Acupuncture Society of DC (ASCD), Maryland Acupuncture Society (MAS)

    Cancellation Policy: 

    One month prior to seminar date: Full refund minus $25 cancellation fee.

    One month to one week prior: 60% of tuition will be refunded.

    Less than one week prior or nonattendance: No refunds

    Location: Fairview Park Marriott

    3111 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042

    Special room rate: $86/night

    Guests can call 1-800-228-9290 and ask for the "ASVA (Acupuncture  Society of Virginia) room block”. For those who would like to book online through the hotel's web site, go to   The code to enter in the "Group Code" box located under the “Special Rates & Awards” section is APVAPVA.

    If you are a vendor looking to sponsor the event you can click here for more information.

    • 19 Apr 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive · Falls Church, Virginia 22042
    Registration is closed


    Registration Opening Soon

    Join ASVA for our Annual Meeting!

    Sunday April 19th 

    12pm - 1:30pm

    3111 Fairview Park Dr
    Falls Church, VA 22042

    A networking reception will take place at noon with the meeting to follow. Food and drink provided for current ASVA members. 

    Learn what the Acupuncture Society of Virginia has been doing the last year. The annual meeting includes legislative updates, how government affects your practice, elections of board members, and networking with other acupuncturists.  
    The meeting is open to licensed Virginia acupuncturists and students attending ACAOM accredited or candidate for accreditation schools.

    If you are not a current ASVA member and would like to attend, the cost for lunch is $25.  You are also welcome to come for free and not eat.

    Please register so we know how many people to expect

    Parking is free   

    ASVA Board Elections

    Nominations are now open for ASVA board positions!

    We are accepting nominations via email now until April 20th. Please submit your nominee or volunteer yourself by the deadline. Voting will take place in person at annual meeting.

Acupuncture Society of Virginia
2308 Mt Vernon Ave #218
Alexandria, VA 22301

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