Faculty Details

World class speakers at your fingertips.

Speaker 1

Dr. Michael D. Massey, DC

A native of Cleveland, Tennessee, Dr. Massey was born and raised in our regional community. He graduated in 1982 from Bradley Central High School. He and his wife Kelley have two sons: Austin and Tyler.

When it was time to earn his Doctor of Chiropractic degree, Dr. Massey moved to Marietta, Georgia and enrolled at Life University. The postgraduate training he’s completed include a 100-hour radiology study program through Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa and a certification in sports injuries and physical fitness through Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Michael D. Massey
Heritage Square
740 Tell Street, Suite 400 Athens, TN 37303
(423) 745-8500

Postdoctoral Education:

Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician Course-1994
Northwestern Chiropractic College
Bloomington, Minnesota

Erhardt X-ray Program (100-hour pre-diplomate course)-1990
Palmer Chiropractic College
Davenport, Iowa

American Academy of Professional Coders Certified Professional Coder-2006
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians

Diplomate Designation-2008
Healthcare Quality Manager Certification-2008


Doctor of Chiropractic-1989
Life Chiropractic College
Marietta, Georgia

Professional Experience:

1991-Present Private Practice
Athens, Tennessee

8/89-6/91 Chiropractic Health Center
Crossville, Tennessee
Contract Physician

4/89-8/89 Akers Chiropractic
Cleveland, Tennessee
Associate Physician

Consulting Positions

2002-2019 Breakthrough Coaching
Boca Raton, FL
Coding and billing; Coach trainer

2016-Present Tennessee Chiropractic Association
Nashville, TN
Coding and Payer Relations Consultant

2013-2016 Empowering Chiropractic
Oceanside, CA
Specialty Expert Instructor/Consultant

2017-2018 International Surgical, SEZC Georgetown, Grand Cayman
Chiropractic Network Director/Marketing Consultant

2018-2019 AIM Specialty Health
Chicago, IL
Professional Guidelines Panelist

2018-Present AIM Specialty Health
Chicago, IL
Subject Matter Expert

2020- AMI Group, LP
Highland Park, IL
Expert Panelist

2021-West Coast Chiropractic Experts
Las Vegas, NV
Lead Expert

Professional Affiliations:
American Chiropractic Association
Council on Sports Injuries and Physical Fitness
Alternate State Delegate 2002-2004
State Delegate 2004-2011
Long Range Planning Committee 2005-06
Public Relations Committee 2005-2010
Coding and Reimbursement Committee 2005-2011
Executive Committee 2006-2010
Coding Manual Subcommittee 2006-2012
Chairman 2008-2011
Information Systems Advisory Committee 2005-2006
Insurance and Managed Care Committee 2008-2011
Hospital/Integrated Care Committee 2009-2011
Task force on Milliman Guidelines 2008
Payment Policy Advisory Board 2021-
Coding Advisory Board 2021-
Tennessee Chiropractic Association
Member-Board of Directors 1992-2006
Board Secretary 1998-2000
Vice President 2000-2002
President 2002-2004
Tennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners Member (secretary) 2004-2005
Vice President 2006-2009
President 2009-2014
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
State Delegate 2006-2014
Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards
State Delegate 2006-2014
American Academy of Professional Coders
Chiropractic Specialty Coding Examination Task force 2009

Other Experience:
Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company
Chiropractic Claims Consultant 1993-1995
State Farm Mutual Insurance Company
Claims Review Consultant 1994-2010
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee
Provider Review Panel 1993- Regional Consultant Panel 2002-
American Chiropractic Association Blue Cross Chiropractic Health Plan Integration
Program (now ACA “Local Liaison Program”)
State Liaison 2001-2006
Program speaker-Washington, D.C. 2002
American Chiropractic Association Local Liaison Program
State Liaison 2006-
Nationwide Automobile Insurance Company
Chiropractic Claims Consultant 1995-2012
Crawford and Company
Chiropractic Claims Consultant 1997-2005
Broadspire, Inc.
Independent claims reviewer
Peer Review Panel member 2009-2018
Chiropractic Review Panel 1998-2010
Merastar Insurance Company
Chiropractic Claims Consultant 1998-2011

Continuing Professional Education:
Risk assessment and documentation
Documentation, report writing, and record keeping
Low back pain syndromes
Expert testimony and impairment rating
Sports injury management and evaluation
Validating Chiropractic/Scientific Basis of Chiropractic methods
Practice Management and Development
Current treatment methodologies
Neurology and Nutrition
Mercy Conference Guidelines
Red Cross "Protect Your Back" instructor certification
Myofascial Release Techniques
Nutritional Considerations/Alternatives to Antibiotics
Radiographic Manifestations of Skeletal Stress
Sexual Boundaries Training
Whiplash and Spinal Trauma
Diagnostic Imaging of Spinal Stress
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Nutritional Management of Pain Syndromes
Equine Chiropractic
Clinical Radiography
Extremity manipulation
Advanced Imaging of the Skeletal System
Industrial Consulting
Nutrition and Blood Analysis
Orthopedic Analysis
Patient Management
Compliance and Audit Rationale
Community Education and Communication
Contemporary Issues in Medicolegal Interaction
Clinical Application of Care Guidelines and Outcomes Assessment Tools
Global Spine Care Initiative

Community Activities:
Athens Kiwanis Club (1991-2005)
Athens/McMinn Chamber of Commerce (Diplomat 2001-2003)
Athens Little League Baseball-Coach (1995-1997)
Cleveland Dixie Youth Baseball-Assistant Coach (2005-2006)
Tennessee Wesleyan College-Team Doctor, Athletics Advisory Committee
H.O.P.E. Center-Board of Directors 1996- (Board Chairman 1999-2001)
United Way of McMinn and Meigs County (Board Member 2001-2005)
Athens Area Diabetes Association (Professional Advisory Panel 2006- ) Professional Activities:
Chairman-Tennessee Chiropractic Peer Review Committee (1997-2005)
Chairman-Tennessee Chiropractic Association Ethics Committee (1997-2005)
Co-Chair-Tennessee Chiropractic Association Insurance Relations Committee (1995-2007)
Chairman 2007-2010
Chiropractic Liaison to Cigna-Medicare Medical Director (2000-2005)
Member-Medical Staff, 1995 Nestea Atlanta Open
AVP Professional Beach Volleyball Tournament, Atlanta GA

Tennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Alternate Dispute Resolution Board Member (1998-2001)
Consultant to the Board (2000-2003)

Member-Medical Staff, 1996 Ocoee Wildwater Challenge
World Cup Whitewater Competition, Ocoee TN

Executive Committee Member-Motorsports Chiropractic Support Team 1996-
Bristol Motor Speedway NASCAR events April 13-14,
June 21, August 22-23, 1997 March 26-28, August 21-22, 1998

Member-Medical Support Staff, Ms. Fitness Tennessee/USA 1997
Bodybuilding and Fitness Competition, Knoxville TN
Network Member-ProSport Chiropractic 2000-


Graduate-Leadership McMinn Class of 1999
"People's Choice" Chiropractor The Daily Post Athenian 1999, 2000
“VIVID” Award by Athens City Council –2000 "Young Chiropractor of the Year" TCA-1995
“Chiropractor of the Year” TCA-2003
Statesman Award-TCA 2004, 2005
Fellow-International College of Chiropractors- 2005
FCLB “Pillars of Regulation” Award-
“Top Ten Chiropractors in Tennessee” 2015

Teaching Experience:

1996-Tennessee Chiropractic Association (Nashville)
Risk management, documentation, and record keeping
1997-Southeast Tennessee Chiropractic Association (Chattanooga)
Understanding and Utilizing the new CMT Codes
1997-Kats Management Service (Atlanta)
Documentation, record keeping, insurance filing, S.O.A.P. notes
1997-Tennessee Chiropractic Association (Nashville)
Risk management, informed/implied consent, and insurance overview
1998-Tennessee Chiropractic Association (Nashville)
Risk management, documentation, and insurance overview
1998-Tennessee Chiropractic Peer Review Committee (Nashville)
Committee Orientation Program
1999-Tennessee Chiropractic Association (Nashville)
Documentation and Record Keeping
2000-Tennessee Chiropractic Association (Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville, Nashville, Memphis)
Chiropractic Therapy Assistant Review Course
Terminology and Documentation Modules
2001-Tennessee Chiropractic Peer Review Committee (Nashville)
Committee Orientation Program
2001-Tennessee Chiropractic Association (Nashville)
Insurance Relations
HIPAA Primer
2002-Tennessee Chiropractic Association (Johnson City, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Memphis)
HIPAA Guidelines and Implementation
2002-Logan College of Chiropractic (St. Louis)
Introduction to HIPAA Compliance for the Chiropractic Practice
Effective CPT Coding
2003-Cleveland Chiropractic College (Extravaganza-Las Vegas, NV)
HIPAA Overview for the Chiropractic Practice
2004-Tennessee Chiropractic Association (Nashville, Johnson City, Knoxville)
Insurance Relations and Coding Tips
2004-American Chiropractic Association/Illinois Chiropractic Society (Chicago)
Navigating the Maze of Procedural and Diagnostic Coding
2004-American Chiropractic Association/Massachusetts Chiropractic Association (Boston)
Navigating the Maze of Procedural and Diagnostic Coding
2005-Numerous independent seminars and regional professional association “miniprograms”
2006-Tennessee Chiropractic Association
Chiropractic Therapy Assistants: documentation, recordkeeping, risk management
2006-Knoxville, TN
Insurance, managed care, documentation, and coding
2007-Tennessee Chiropractic Association
Sexual Boundaries, Jurisprudence & Risk Management
2008-Knoxville, TN
Insurance, coding, documentation, outcome assessment
2009-Tennessee Chiropractic Association
Risk Management, Coding, Documentation
2010-Massey Practice Solutions-Chattanooga, TN
Audit Shield: compliant coding and documentation
2011-Massey Practice Solutions-Nashville, TN
Practice Shield: compliance, documentation, and audit preparation/prevention
2012-Massey Practice Solutions-Knoxville, TN
Practice Shield: compliance, documentation, and audit prevention
2014-Massey Practice Solutions-Knoxville, TN
Documentation, Coding, Outcome Assessments, Quality Measures
2015-Tennessee Chiropractic Association-Johnson City, Chattanooga, Nashville
ICD-10 Transition
2015-American Chiropractic Association- Harrisburg, PA
ICD-10 Coding Introduction and Workshop
2018-Forward Thinking Chiropractic Alliance-Kansas City, MO
Medicare Myths and Misunderstandings
2019-Forward Thinking Chiropractic Alliance-St. Louis, MO
Evidence-based Documentation

Expert witness for plaintiff and defense (billing, coding, fraud, malpractice, etc.)
Founder and CEO: Massey Practice Solutions/Practice Mechanics, LLC (2008) Chiropractic practice consultancy
Networked via Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter