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Mario Fucinari, DC

Dr. Mario Fucinari has helped train doctors and staff over the last twenty years. He received his bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College in 1986. Dr. Fucinari was the recipient of the 1998 and 2003 President’s Award from the Illinois Chiropractic Society (ICS) for his work with education and training and received the 2012 Chiropractor of the Year award.
Dr. Fucinari has produced classes and publications on HIPAA, Clinical Documentation, Medicare, and Stroke and Cervical Manipulation. He is a worldwide speaker for NCMIC as well as several state associations.

Mario P. Fucinari, DC, CCSP®, APMP, CPCO, MCS-P
Risk and Compliance Consultant
3350 North Water Street, Suite A
Decatur, IL 62526

President, Mario Fucinari DC, MCS-P Consultants, LLC
Graduate Palmer College of Chiropractic 1986
Doctor of Chiropractic in Full-Time Practice June 1987 – Present
Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO)
Certified Medical Compliance Specialist – Physician (MCS-P)
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP)
Diplomate Academy of Integrative Pain Management (APMP)
Post-Graduate Faculty, Palmer College of Chiropractic, NYCC, Life West, NUHS, D’Youville College and Western States Chiropractic College
Member, Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee 2016 - Present
National Speaker’s Bureau for NCMIC, CHUSA and Foot Levelers

Noted Past Experience
Adjunct Faculty Palmer College of Chiropractic (Radiology)
Adjunct Faculty Logan College of Chiropractic (Compliance and Documentation)
Certified Medical Compliance Instructor 2009 - 2017
National Speaker on Documentation, Coding and Compliance for NCMIC (2004 – Present), Foot Levelers (2007 – Present), ChiroHealthUSA (2017 – Present) – Presenter in 33 events in numerous states in 2019
Member of the Medicare Advisory Committee (2016 – present)
Represented numerous chiropractic physicians involving audit rebuttals against the Office of Inspector General, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Blue Cross, Medicare, Cigna and Aetna
Consultant under Attorney-Client Privilege and Expert Witness on numerous cases

Compliance Program Manual for the Chiropractic Office, Textbook (Eighth edition)
HIPAA for the Chiropractic Profession (Tenth edition)
ICD-10 Coding of the Top 100 Conditions for the Chiropractic Office (Seventh edition)
Documentation for the Chiropractic Office DVD
Numerous articles for Chiropractic Economics, The Examiner and several state associations

Curriculum Vitae

American Registry of Radiological Technologists (A.R.R.T.)
South Macomb School of Radiological Technology 1976

Bachelor’s degree Biology (B.A.)
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 1983

Doctor of Chiropractic Degree (D.C.)
Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa 1986

Diplomate National Board of Chiropractic Examiners 1986

Diplomate Academy of Integrative Pain Management (APMP) 1991 #2213

Chiropractic Orthopedics Program 1993 (360 Hours)

Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (C.C.S.P.) (120 Hours)
Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, MO 1994 #2153

Certified Insurance Consultant (100 Hours)
Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, MO 2004

Certified Medical Compliance Specialist – Physician (MCS-P) 2007 - Present

Rehabilitation Certification Classes – Logan College of Chiropractic 2008

Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO) – American Academy of Professional Coders 2015

Professional Experience
Private Practice, Decatur Back & Neck Center, Decatur, IL, June 1987 – Present
Post-Graduate Faculty,
D’Youville College
Life West Chiropractic College
New York Chiropractic College
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Western States Chiropractic College

Instructor, NCMIC Speaker’s Bureau 2004 – Present
Instructor, Foot Levelers Speaker's Bureau 2007 - Present
Associate Instructor, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Department of Radiology, 1984-1987
Radiologic Technologist, Palmer College of Chiropractic Clinic
Davenport, Iowa 1984-1987
Radiologic Technologist, Macomb Hospital
Warren, Michigan 1975 – 1983

License (D.C.)Illinois (1986) #038-005800

Professional Affiliations
American Chiropractic Association
Illinois Chiropractic Society
American Academy of Integrative Medicine
American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
Health Care Compliance Association

Honors and Awards
2012 Illinois Chiropractor of the Year, Presented by the Illinois Chiropractic Society, President’s Award for Education and Training
Illinois Chiropractic Society 1998 and 2003
Past President, Illinois Chiropractic Society 2009 – 2010
Illinois Chiropractic Society Medicare Committee Chairman, 2007 – Present
State of Illinois, Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee. 2010 - Present

Continuing Education
Complete list available upon request.

Orthopedic Diplomate Series 360 Hours
Disability Impairment Rating
Orthopedic Neurology
Cervical Spine Assessment
Lumbar Spine Assessment
Upper Extremities Assessment
Lower Extremities Assessment
Physical and Laboratory Diagnosis
Radiologic Diagnosis
Fractures, Casting and Supports
Correlative Review

Certification in Disability Rating 36 Hours
Rehabilitation of Spinal Disorders 48 Hours

Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician Program (C.C.S.P.) 120 Hours
Injury Assessment of On-Field Injuries
Sports Radiology
Assessment and Treatment of the Shoulder
Sports Injuries to the Spine and Pelvis
Aerobic Exercise and Fitness Program
Extremity Adjusting
Treatment of Lower Extremities
Treatment of Upper Extremities
Biomechanics and Nutrition
Geriatric, Female and Pediatric Athletics
Correlative Review

Master’s Certification in Automobile Injuries 48 Hours
San Diego Spine Research Institute
Los Angeles Chiropractic College

Insurance Consulting Certification 100 Hours
Logan College of Chiropractic

Certified Medical Compliance Specialist (MCS-P) 2007 48 Hours
Certified in Rehabilitation – Logan College of Chiropractic 2008 – 36 Hours
Rehabilitation of Cervical and Lumbar Conditions 2009 - 12 Hours
Documentation Coding and Compliance 2010 – 8 hours NCMIC
Clinical Pediatrics – 2010 8 hours
ACA Sports Symposium 2010 Portland, Oregon 16 Hours
CPC Boot Camp 24 Hours 2011
MCS-P Update San Antonio 24 hours 2011
Nutritional Deficiency Diagnosis and Clinical Treatment 2012
Medicare Guidelines (CMS) 2012
Evaluation and Management Training (CMS) 2012
ICD-10 for Chiropractic: Everything You Need to Know, for Now 2013

CPC Boot Camp 24 Hours

ICD-10 Clarity on What Will Happen (1 Hour)
Common Physical Medicine Coding Errors (1 Hour)
RAC Audits (1 Hour)
New Health Care Compliance Risks (1 Hour)
Reducing Your Risk of an Audit (1 Hour)
E/M Coding Using the ’95 vs. ’97 Guidelines (1 Hour)
E/M for Orthopedics: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes (1 Hour)
ICD-10 Musculoskeletal (1 Hour)
The Impact of ICD-10 (1 Hour)
ICD-10 Boot Camp 16 Hours

HIPAA Updates for 2014 - 8 Hours
Treatment of the Rotator Cuff - 3 Hours
Post-Concussion Examination and Treatment - 12 Hours

HIPAA Updates for 2015
ICD-10 Certification Training – 24 Hours
Examination and Diagnosis of the Lower Extremities – 12 Hours
HCCA Basic Academy in Compliance - 24 Hours
Certified Professional Compliance Officer Training
Chapter 460, Florida Statutes and Rule Chapter 64B2, Florida Administrative Code

HIPPA Update Class - 8 hours
MCS-P Update Class - 20 Hours
AAPC ICD-10 Training
Certified Professional Medical Auditor Certification Training (AAPC)
So You Received a Subpoena from the OIG – 2 Hours
2017 CPT Coding Updates – 2 Hours

Documentation 101 – Signatures, Signature Logs, Cloning – 2 Hours
Is Your Practice Healthy – 2 Hours
MACRA and MIPS Requirements – CMS – 3 Hours
Fall Prediction, Prevention and Rehabilitation – 1 Hour
MACRA APM and MIPS Proficiency in 2017 – 2 Hours
MIPS for Small and Rural Practices – CMS – 1 Hour
Updates of ICD-10 for 2018 – AAPC – 1.5 Hours
Chapter 460, Florida Statutes and Rule Chapter 64B2, Florida Administrative Code

E/M for the Musculoskeletal Specialties – 2 Hours
Understanding the Importance of Documenting Modalities – 2 Hours
Chapter 460, Florida Statutes and Rule Chapter 64B2, Florida Administrative Code
Instructor Florida Laws and Regulations 2015-Present NYCC

Subjects of Instructional Expertise
Documentation, Coding and Compliance
Documenting Rationale of Therapeutic Procedures
E & M Assessment of the Chiropractic Patient
Ethics and Compliance
Approved Instructor Florida Laws and Regulations 2015-Present
Chiropractor’s Guide to Closing a Practice
ICD-10 Guidelines and Utilization
Insurance Diagnosis and Coding
Low-Tech Physical Diagnosis and Rehabilitation
Neuromuscular Re-Education of the Injured Patient
Medicare Guidelines and Regulations
Prevention of Medical Errors
Professional and Sexual Boundaries in Sports
Professional and Sexual Boundaries in the Chiropractic Office
Therapeutic Procedures, Rationale and Documentation
Front Desk Procedures Staff Training
Effective Communication of the Chiropractic Story