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5 Big Changes in Coverage Policies Devastating Spine Surgery
Workers Comp

Surgeons have been seeing sudden and unannounced coverage changes for common spinal procedures over the past year, leading to denied claims and a loss of revenue and resources. The strategies used by many insurance companies to rein in costs have had a significant impact on spine practices and patient care. To continue reading, click here.

A Value-Based Approach
Workers Comp

As many employers and insurers recognize the gaps in quality, safety, access and affordability within the U.S. healthcare system, Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) is attracting much attention. Focusing on value. Rather than opting for the "one-size-fits-all" solution, Value-Based Insurance Design addresses healthcare costs based on the value of care in relation to individual patients. Fundamentally, this system of cost sharing develops copayments which are tailored to the evidence-based value of specific services for targeted groups of patients. This method allows for removal of barriers to those essential...Click Here to Learn More.

Workers' Compensation Update: Chiropractic Care More Valuable and Cost-Efficient
For Low Back Pain vs. Physician Care, Physical Therapy
Workers Comp

CARMICHAEL, Calif. - May 24, 2011 - A recent study conducted by medical and healthcare professionals outside the chiropractic profession, "Health Maintenance Care in Work-Related Low Back Pain and Its Association with Disability Recurrence," (Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, April 2011, Vol. 53 Is. 4, p: 396-404) concludes chiropractic care to be more effective for common, work-related, low back pain (LBP), when compared to treatment by a physical therapist or physician. Overall, chiropractic patients illustrated lower medical expenses, fewer disability recurrences and shorter initial periods of disability...Click Here to Learn More.

Chiropractors Use Exercise Intervention to Reduce Hamstring Injuries
Among Professional Cheerleaders
JMPT Cheerleading

CARMICHAEL, Calif. - April 28, 2011 - Doctors of Chiropractic who provided closed-chain hamstring exercise intervention greatly reduced hamstring injury and associated pains among professional cheerleaders, according to a recent study entitled, "The Effects of a Closed-Chain, Eccentric Training Program on Hamstring Injuries of a Professional Football Cheerleading Team," (Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, March 2011, Vol. 34, Issue 3, pgs.195-200).

"Each year, professional cheerleaders are exposed to forces and repetitive movements that cause disabling injuries," said Jay Greenstein, D.C... Click Here to Learn More.

Spinal Manipulation Proves Equally Beneficial as Surgery in Sciatica Treatment
Sciatica

CARMICHAEL, Calif. - April 10, 2011 - In a recent study, "Manipulation or Microdisketomy for Sciatica? A Prospective Randomized Clinical Study," (Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, October 2010, Vol. 33 Iss. 8, p: 576-584), researchers concluded that spinal manipulation was just as effective as microdiskectomy for patients struggling with sciatica secondary to lumbar disk herniation (LDH).The patient population studied included people experiencing chronic sciatica (symptoms greater than six months) that had failed traditional, medical management. Overall, 60 percent of patients who received spinal manipulation benefited to the same degree as those who underwent surgery... Click Here to Learn More.

Employer On-Site Health Clinics Growing with Chiropractic
Cisco

It is news to no one that rising health costs are causing deep concerns across the country. Individuals, businesses small and large, and governmental agencies at all levels are struggling with the expanding requirements of paying for the delivery of healthcare. While health care refor has been put forward and is being re-considered at the federal level, corporate America has decided to take a more hands-on approach to controlling their costs. Certain benefit changes, including incentives for healthy behaviors and health plan design, are some of the first line options for cost controls that are commonly utilized. But one trend that has been taking off recently with large employers is to move health... Click Here to Learn More.

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