October 1, 2011

Urge Your Representative and Senators in Washington to Support Legislation Designed to Expand Chiropractic!

BACKGROUND:

Chiropractic Growth vs. Attrition: Current Trends and a History Lesson

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Urge Your Representative and Senators in Washington to Support Legislation Designed to Expand Chiropractic!

Earlier this year, four separate pieces of legislation were intro­duced in the U.S. House of Representatives and one in the U.S. Senate that would expand patient access to the services provided by doctors of chiropractic in several federal health ca

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BACKGROUND:

H R 329. the Chiropractic Care to All Veterans Act, introduced by Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA), would require the VA to have a chiro­practic physician on staff at all major VA medical facilities by 2014. It would also amend the current statute, the Depart

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Chiropractic Growth vs. Attrition: Current Trends and a History Lesson

F oreman and Stahl wrote in Chiropractic and Oste­opathy in 2010 that, due to a myriad of reasons, the 10 year attrition rate of chiropractic in California rose from 10% for graduates licensed in 1970 to 20-25% for those licensed between 1992 and 19

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What Practice Structure Suits You Best?

If you are considering a solo practice, a partnership, incorporating, etc. ponder these points before you plunge in. Solo practitioner (no Incorporation) This type of practice structure is when a doctor is not incorpo­rated. In this case, the doctor

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What do Insurance Companies Really Want From Me?

Do you ever sit at your desk, look around at the stacks of re­quests, letters, and charts and ask yourself, "What do insurance companies really want from me, anyway?" The volume of new regulations and rules are raining down at a fast and furious pac

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Doing the Right Thing the Wrong Way Can Cost You! Yes, I know. Sounds strange doesn't it?

S trange as it sounds, it is far too familiar to those of us who work with doctors on a daily basis to help improve their documentation, billing, coding and collections. We see examples of doing the right thing the wrong way every day in chiropracti

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Genetics, Diet, and Ankylosing Spondylitis

S ome health problems are purely genetic. Others have nothing to do with genetics but are purely the result of environmental influences, such as diet, infection, or trauma. Then, there are many conditions in which some genetic predisposition interac

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Stay on Purpose: A Report from the Life West Wave Conference

Roving Reporter for The American Chiropractor ■ Over Tin-: summer, I attended and spoke at Life West's investiture of Dr. Brian Kelly, the college's new president. When Dr. Gerry Clum, the retiring president of Life West, prepared to hand the reins

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The Power of Software Automation

by Michael Failla, D.C. P aperwork. Administration. Billing. Employees. Supplies. Collection. Equipment. SOAP notes. Insurance claims. Le­gal issues. These are the realities of a chiropractic practice, and we haven't even discussed the adjustment. D

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Multidisciplinary Practices Require Keen Compliance Tactics

Many healthcare providers have begun to recognize the po­tential benefits — in patient care and in practice growth — that can be obtained when MDs. DOs, DCs and PTs work together. By working together all participants add valuable expertise to their

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