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Less Time Than Required
Q: When is it appropriate to use a modifier -52? Can I use it for a timed service when I do less than the time required by the code?
Let's Talk About Biceps Injuries at the Elbow
While most muscles cross over only one joint, the biceps crosses two joints: the elbow and the shoulder. Injuries to the lower biceps cause considerable elbow pain. Here's how to assess and treat an injury to this area conservatively.
Adventures with the Pericardium
My previous column on the San Jiao deserves equal time for SJ's loving partner, the pericardium. I nicknamed SJ the travel meridian – but pericardium can also play a crucial role in air travel.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) lists more than 80 common autoimmune diseases including asthma, Crohn's disease, Guillain-Barré syndrome, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus.
Don't Ignore the Lower Half of the Pelvis (Part 1)
When your patient complains of lower back or pelvic pain, but your usual treatments are not getting the job done, what do you examine and treat? You may be missing important structures in the lower half of the pelvis.
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in Taiwan Hospitals
This spring, a team of Western medical doctors and TCM practitioners from Cleveland Clinic traveled to Taiwan to visit Kaiser Pharmaceutical Co. (KP), and China Medical University (CMU), Taiwan's leading integrative medicine hospital.
What are the Meridians?
The meridian and collateral system (jing luo, hereinafter referred to as "Meridians") is comprised of the main meridian channels (jing mai) and the collateral vessels (luo mai). Jing takes from meaning of the Chinese word pathway (also jing) and are the main branches of the system.
Chiropractic in the Eyes of the Public: 2nd Gallup-Palmer Poll
The second Gallup / Palmer College poll has been completed, yielding significant additional data regarding Americans' experiences with and perceptions of chiropractic care.
Are Probiotics Doing More Harm Than Good?
Considerable controversy exists concerning the efficacy of probiotic supplements. Very few human studies show any real positive impact on the microbiome or health. The "promise" of probiotics is based on the few animal studies that suggest a positive effect.
International Congress on Integrative Medicine
"Bridging Research, Clinical Care, Education and Policy" was the theme for the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health 2016 (ICIMH).
Lessons from Functional Neurology
Chiropractic neurology, also known as clinical neuroscience or functional neurology, is moving the chiropractic profession forward by leaps and bounds.
A Study of Relationships
Sa-Ahm's five element acupuncture method is known to be one of the most effective acupuncture techniques in Korea because it gives an instant response at the time of treatment and has a high success rate in resolving chronic problems.
Work Stress and Musculoskeletal Health: Do Your Patients Get the Connection?
Most people underestimate the impact their job has on their health, especially if that job isn't particularly physically demanding. Big mistake.
The Professional and Practice Benefits of Political Activism
Welcome to election season, a vital part of our American culture. Every two years, without fail, we are bombarded with TV, print materials and phone messages seeking our vote.
Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes (Part 1)
More than 45 million children ages 6-18 participate in some form of organized athletics, and 75 percent of American families with school-aged children have at least one child participating in organized sports.
Time to Fight for Your Medicare Right
I have heard a lot of noise and a lot of debate about what is going on with Medicare. As an ACA delegate, I often get asked: 'What is the ACA even doing?'
What's New in the NCCIH Strategic Plan
The NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) released its draft strategic plan 2016-2021 for public comment in early spring of 2016.
Know Your Research: Tips for Evaluating Literature Reviews
Clinical and experimental studies are not the only types of published research we might encounter as we look for evidence to inform our practices. One of the most useful types is the literature review, which summarizes a group of studies.
Code Connection: Guidelines for the Use of Modifier -52
Modifier -52 identifies that a service or procedure has been partially reduced or eliminated at the physician's discretion. This is to indicate the basic service described by the procedure code has been performed, but not all aspects of the service have been performed.
Illuminating the Hidden, Freeing the Source
Amongst the Primary Channels, from a classical point of view, the small intestine is perhaps the most important channel to understand. It is one of the least used acupuncture channels in modern acupuncture, yet it within it can be found a wealth of theories from the Ling Shu.
Analyzing Acupuncture Case Studies
Confirm the answer quickly by the elimination method. Take this case study as an example. After two treatments for back pain, a patient presents for a third session complaining of rapid breathing and wheezing that is made worse during cold weather.
MPA Media Wins More Publishing Awards
The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) has honored Dynamic Chiropractic with a national award and two regional awards for editorial excellence, and sister publication DC Practice Insights with two regional awards for graphic design excellence.
July, 2004, Vol. 04, Issue 07
What Are My Choices?
By Editorial Staff
You've invested a lot of money in your education, practice location, marketing, and everything else you need to be a successful massage therapist. Now what? Where can you find information on products, continuing education information and other goods and services to help your practice grow?
"What Are My Choices?" is a periodic column that gives you the information you need, straight from the experts - the companies themselves.This installment focuses on companies that offer health and liability insurance, and other business-related services.
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The Day Spa Association: Founded in 1992: To promote our members' businesses through the distribution of THE DAY SPA DIRECTORY to consumers and the spa industry throughout North America and on the Web. To unify and support the spa industry and its professionals through information exchange, networking, and educational events. To increase consumer awareness of and demand for spa services and products. To protect the consumer by continuously elevating the standards of professionalism and quality in the day spa industry.
Member Services: Membership Certificate & decal; Inclusion in THE DAY SPA DIRECTORY and on the web; Long list of benefits incl. FREE subscriptions to most industry journals, discount to products and services, Publications & Statistics: THE DAY SPA BUSINESS BIBLE, THE SPA ENCYCLOPEDIA, MARKETING DEMOGRAPHICS & BUSINESS REPORTS on consumer day spa spending & DAY SPA BENCHMARKING; Health Benefit program; certification & accreditation programs, working capital and more; Day Spa Industry e-News. Address: 310 17the Street, Union City, NJ 07087; Tel: 201-865-2065; Fax: 201-865-3961; E-mail: ; Web: www.dayspaassociation.com.
The International Medical Spa Association: Formed in the summer of 2002, this professional trade organization was created to promote the highest standards of care within the medical spa industry by providing information and education to both industry members and the general public. We are dedicated to help shape the Medical Spa industry by expanding into broader fields to bring spa services into medical and semi-medical facilities such as hospitals, living care facilities, medical practices and more.
Membership Services: Listing of the business in The Medical Spa Directory; listing of the business on www.medicalspaassociation.org, Membership certificate & decal, Code of Ethics (laminated for front office), Mentoring Services, FREE subscription to Trade Publications, Medical Spa Industry eNews, Discount on industry books, studies and reports, Melanoma Poster for display at spas - proceeds to benefit the MRF. Address: 310 17the Street, Union City, NJ 07087. Tel: 201-865-2065; Fax: 201-865-3961; E-mail: ; Web: www.medicalspaassociation.org.
Massage Therapy Associates: dbaMassageCPT.com: In 1994, Ed Denning had just started his massage practice. He had a Worker's Compensation client who wanted him to do billing. He knew nothing about doing that. By 1995, he had written an insurance billing manual for his own use and started promoting it to other massage therapists. To promote his manual he started writing articles for the major massage magazines. He has been published yearly since 1995.
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