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Help, They Wont Pay For The Exam!
Written by Andrea Howard   
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 01:23 PM

By Kelli Moore, MCS, P-I 
The Collection Coach

I recently received a call from a distraught office manager who explained that a major insurer was consistently denying the Evaluation and Management codes, otherwise known as “exam” codes, when performed on the same day as a Chiropractic Manipulative Treatment (CMT). She explained that these denials created a significant loss of revenue to the practice and that her efforts of calling the insurer to remedy, rendered little results. I gave her three steps to take to help eliminate the problem, here they are.

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A Survey of the Scope of Chiropractic Practice in South Africa: 2015
Written by Editor   
Monday, January 15, 2018 08:47 AM

The purpose of this study was to identify characteristics specific to the chiropractic profession in South Africa and compare them with those of other countries where similar surveys have been conducted.  Compared with similar survey analyses from Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States,  findings showed overlap, but some characteristics were unique to the chiropractic profession in South Africa.

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$14 Million Research Grant Puts Manipulative Therapy in the Spotlight
Written by Editor   
Sunday, January 14, 2018 04:42 PM

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $14 million grant to the University of Minnesota and University of Washington to study the benefits of spinal manipulation for back pain vs. standard medical care (including prescription medication). Touted as one of the largest back pain studies ever funded by the NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, the national, multi-site clinical trial will feature a multidisciplinary research team from the chiropractic, medical, osteopathic, physical therapy and psychology fields, representing a half-dozen universities.

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The Invention of Prevention
Written by Editor   
Sunday, January 14, 2018 01:37 PM

Concern has mounted for 40 years over the inexorable rise of U.S. health care costs despite mediocre health outcomes compared to other advanced countries. Particularly since 2000, healthcare movers and shakers have convinced Americans that the solution is prevention -- if the health care system focuses on maintaining consumers' health, then they will avoid illnesses that require expensive treatments, and costs will decline. In this way, we will finally "bend the cost curve." After all, who wants a “sickness system"?

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Wellness IS Prevention
Written by Editor   
Monday, January 08, 2018 03:13 PM

What people mean by “wellness” is primary prevention. Overlooking, ignoring, or curtailing any of the components of individual or public health is not conducive to wellness or prevention.

For the individual this means maintaining the normal function of the body through:

  • Biomechanics
  • Biochemistry
  • Hygiene
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