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  • 08/03/2018 1:17 PM | Linda Robinson-Hidas (Administrator)

    How to show patient progress and get paid: 

    Measurement Tools to Validate your Practice 

         This course will review the methods to demonstrate a patient is improving using techniques that make it clear for the patient, the practitioner, the insurance company, and the Veterans Administration.  

         We will review how to chart notes and document the patient’s condition so that improvement can be ethically and clearly demonstrated. Patients do not always remember what degree of discomfort there was before improvement. These skills will help to patient to recognize improvement so they can continue treatment.

         We will also cover outcome measures, how to use them, why to use them, and which ones to choose. Outcome measures are a way of quantifying subjective symptoms so that changes can be easily appreciated. Included will be how to score the patient reported outcomes and how to report the scores.  

         This class will also address how to fit this documentation into your practice as seamlessly as possible.

    NCCAOM PDA's pending

    Annual Meeting to follow

  • 03/13/2018 3:10 PM | Linda Robinson-Hidas (Administrator)

    ASM Case Share will meet every 3 months. Case Shares will take place in different offices across the state including: North Shore, South Shore, Boston, Central & Western Massachusetts.

    Find out more and register here Events

  • 02/07/2018 9:03 PM | Linda Robinson-Hidas (Administrator)

    Dear Friends and Fellow Acupuncturists,

    Good News! S1198 – An Act Relative to the Practice of Acupuncture was reported favorably out of the Public Health Committee today.

    We will share more information and future actions steps as we learn them. But today, it is time for celebrations.

    Thanks to all those who helped move this piece of legislation forward by writing, testifying, contacting their legislator and educating patients. Together we have cause to celebrate.

    Link to S1198 An Act relative to the Practice of Acupuncture

  • 10/12/2017 10:34 AM | Anonymous

    The Acupuncture Society of Massachusetts is excited to bring two great classes to Massachusetts this weekend. Registration is still open, with lower fees for ASM members.

    Essential Insurance Billing, October 14th 
    Bulletproof Documentation, October 15th 

    Both will be held at Worcester State University with instructor Mori West. Take one class or both! Be ready and confident in your abilities to successfully bill insurance by Monday morning.

    View all the details here

  • 07/16/2017 10:53 AM | Anonymous

    The Acupuncture Society of MA is looking for patients willing to testify about the benefits of acupuncture and how it has supported them. This is for House Bill 566. If you have insurance, testifying to how having it supported you to receive acupuncture, and if you don't, how great it would be if you had insurance to cover the cost of your chosen form of adjunct health care. We will be gathering at 10:30 and waiting for the time the bill comes up. Meet us in A-1 (or ask for the joint health care testimony room).

    You can just show up or register here Legislative Hearing on H566 An Act Relative to the practice of Acupuncture

  • 04/28/2017 8:43 AM | Anonymous

    This week we moved our website to a new home on the internet and have given it a great spring makeover! We hope you find it more user-friendly. It is also now mobile responsive. 

    Although forwards to the new site, we recommend that you update any bookmarked pages you may have created in the past. 

    You can reach us at our new email If you aren't seeing our eblasts in your inbox, check your spam/junk folders. We recommend that you white list the new address just to be sure.

  • 04/25/2017 6:50 PM | Anonymous

    We wanted to let everyone know that over the next few hours our website will be moving from to (yes, unfortunately someone already owned ASM). This matches our recent name change from the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Society of Massachusetts to the Acupuncture Society of Massachusetts.

    Watch for additional announcements once the move is complete as we share some of the new features and give you some tips! 

    Please note that future emails will come from If you don't see them in your inbox, please check your spam or junk folders. To ensure delivery, you may want to white list our new email address!

  • 04/22/2017 7:30 AM | Anonymous

    Please join us on May 15th at the State House in Boston as we gather to support the acupuncture profession, network with colleagues and meet legislators. This is a great opportunity to help educate our elected officials about the importance of Acupuncture within the healthcare system. 

    Please bring your patients and anyone you know who advocates for Chinese medicine. We will be offering mini auricular treatments and refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you. Click here to register

  • 04/21/2017 1:30 PM | Anonymous

    Practitioners: Meridians, The Journal of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, is looking for Clinical Pearl stories to publish in the next issue. The Clinical Pearl Topic for the Summer 2017 Issue is How Do You Treat Plantar Fasciitis in Your Clinic? If you’d like your story to be considered for publication, please follow these Submission Details and also read an example of a Clinical Pearl. Then submit your Clinical Pearl (approx. 500 words) on or before May 8, 2017 to

  • 04/21/2017 10:00 AM | Anonymous
    The Spring 2017 Issue of Meridians is now available in the Members' Section of our website. Meridians, The Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is a membership benefit for all professional level ASM members.  To access the member's section, please login first with your membership email/password at the top right corner and then choose MEMBERS from the menu.   
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