July 1, 2013

American Academy of Family (Medical) Physicians and the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic Hold a Historic Meeting on Patient Collaboration

Cover Your Assets With Objective Data

Dr. Dick Versendaal A Pioneer of Modern Chiropractic Wellness

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American Academy of Family (Medical) Physicians and the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic Hold a Historic Meeting on Patient Collaboration

O n May 15. 2013. the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, under the direction of adjunct professors Dr. Mark Studin and Dr. Bill Owens, and a group of highly crcdcntialcd chiropractors presented an overview of chiropractic and chiropra

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Cover Your Assets With Objective Data

T he current healthcare ecosystem mandates efficiency and objectivism. The requirements to document, bill third party payors and actually get paid are becoming increasingly more rigorous and laborious. It is no longer enough to properly document and

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Dr. Dick Versendaal A Pioneer of Modern Chiropractic Wellness

D r. Dick Vcrsendaal is one of the last living doctors of chiropractic who studied under Dr. B.J. Palmer. Today, he still practices with the "big idea" in mind. In a Q & A session with Dr. Ken Murkowski. Dr. Versendaal talks about his past and prese

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The History and Mystery of the Kinesio Taping Method

I n 1999 I was introduced to the Kincsio Taping® Method (KTM) against my will. I was working in rehab in New York City at the time, and a co-w orkcr who had signed up fora course in Massachu­setts that included Kincsio Taping had dropped out. My bos

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Personal Injury Collections by State: 2011 vs. 2013 Comparison of Collections vs. Cost of Living Analysis

I n February of 2011. I wrote in The American Chiropractor magazine. "Why is a life in Tennessee. South Da­kota, and Texas worth more than a life in Hawaii and New York?" There is really no reason other than insurance companies and state politicians

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How to Explain "SICKNESS" To Your Patients

L et"s cover an issue that many doctors often struggle with handling. You arc doing your chiropractic "thing" and a patient suddenly says. "Dr. Bob. I couldn't sec you last week because I liad the flu. I thought that if I was routinely adjusted. I w

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Five Ways to Manage Clinics that Have Several Employees

I t is important to be proactive rather than reactive when addressing potential problems within your practice that occur when more than two or three people work in your clinic. The greatest asset in a chiropractic practice is the staff. Unlike other

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Lower Extremity Aging Concerns

History and Presenting Symptoms A 60-ycar-old female presents with recurring episodes of moderate pain in her lower back and right knee. As a full-time w aitrcss/cashier. she spends almost lialf her workday on her feet. She recalls no specific back

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Meditation and Chiropractic: A Symbiotic Relationship

M editation can be defined as a practice of concen­trated focus upon a sound, object, visualization, breathing, or movement, or as attention in order to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance persona

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The Extra Costs of Playing the Insurance Game

W hen comparing the amount of time it takes to get paid from insurance carriers versus cash-paying patients (on auto-debit plans), there arc some factors you need to consider. First, if you look at the number of boxes on a CMS-1500 claim form, there

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