November 1, 2020

RISK MANAGEMENT

Defending Chiropractors From Creative Carrier Lawsuits: Are You Next? Part 3

CLINICAL PRACTICE

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Description, Imaging, and Monitoring

PERSPECTIVE

Chiropractors and Disability Insurance, What You and Your Patients Need to Know

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RISK MANAGEMENT

Defending Chiropractors From Creative Carrier Lawsuits: Are You Next? Part 3

In parts one and two of this series, we discussed that our academic and clinical relationships with multiple healthcare disciplines demonstrated that documentation is one of the biggest challenges for the reimbursement of necessary services.

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CLINICAL PRACTICE

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Description, Imaging, and Monitoring

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) are a potentially life threatening condition with the mortality rate approaching 90 percent following rupture. The incidence of AAA is higher in individuals with hypertension, advanced age, and a history of smoking, and the rate of rupture is directly related to aneurysmal size and rate of enlargement.

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PERSPECTIVE

Chiropractors and Disability Insurance, What You and Your Patients Need to Know

Every day, chiropractors help their younger and older patients manage upper and lower extremity injuries and sickness, among other conditions. For those who have greatly benefitted from our chiropractors’ adjustments, there aren’t enough good things to say about how great you feel.

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INNOVATION

Blood Flow Restriction

I have been experimenting with Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) while exercising to help patients achieve that aesthetic look, wellness sensation, and offer services that improve fitness and post injury recovery. I’ve demonstrated that performing exercise with B Strong BFR bands helps improve my deep sleep and I’m beginning to notice improved heart rate variability based on my Oura ring data.

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FEATURE

Functional Medicine in Practice: De-coding Detoxification Part 1

Did You Know? In our modern age, the average newborn baby has over 287 known toxins in his or her umbilical cord. As a population, we are exposed to 6 million pounds of mercury and 2.5 billion pounds of other toxic chemicals each year. An estimated 80,000 toxic chemicals have been released into our environment since the dawn of the industrial revolution, with very few of them having been tested for their long-term impact on human health.

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FEATURE

Epidural and the FDA

It is often said that the enemy of chiropractic and non-surgical spinal decompression, are epidural injections. We go into this in great detail at the National Certification program for non-Surgical Spinal Decompression this year, and it will be held in Atlanta, at Life University.

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DOCUMENTATION

Moving Beyond Bullets and Body Systems — AMA 2021 Changes to Reporting a Visit

Three (3) HPI + Two (2) PFSH + Two (2) ROS + One (1) PE + One (1) new problem equals the exclusive coder’s language attempting to translate clinical documentation into a reportable “level of service.” Physicians have monitored their place on a specialty or geographical bell curve and frequently expressed frustration with the administrative burden.

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AROUND THE WORLD CHIROPRACTIC

Guilty Plea From Delray Chiropractor Richard Davidson Came Just Months After Feds Moved In Seven Bridges Resident, Subject Of “Information” In May, Entered Guilty Plea In September. Faces Decade In Federal Prison. Unrelated To Other Seven Bridges Lawsuits, Indictments, FBI Activity The United States Dept, of Justice says Dr. Richard Davidson of Delray Beach entered a guilty plea.

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SPOTLIGHT

Bovine Colostrum: A Breakthrough Category for Chiropractors

Immunonutrition for Better Patient Outcomes

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PERSPECTIVE

Treatment for Fluoroquinolone Patients

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics are fluoride-based. Fluoride is a neurotoxin, and even fluoride toothpastes have warnings on the box.

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