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An Integrated Approach to Chronic Pain
Findings from a unique Medicaid pilot project in Rhode Island involving high-use Medicaid recipients from two health plans were recently presented to the state's Department of Health, demonstrating stellar outcomes with regard to medication use, ER visits, health care costs and patient satisfaction.
Why I Quit Doing House Calls
My father was a chiropractor who did house calls, so when I became a DC, I figured doing house calls was part of the job. My March article recalled my experience as a small boy, accompanying my dad while he went to patients' homes to treat them.
Is the New Medicare Reporting Exemption Right for You?
What you've heard is not a rumor – there will be exemptions for providers of Medicare patients, with no penalties assessed for offices that do not do Quality Payment Program (EHR, PQRS, MACRA and MIPS) reporting.
Creating Good Business Buzz
What do patients really think about working with you? Rarely do you hear the whole truth. Those who improve may be candid in their gratitude.
Bill With Confidence: Learn What to Collect
Q: I am trying to understand what I may collect from my patient when there is insurance. Do I have to accept the amount allowed by the plan or may I collect up to my billed amount? Please note, I am not a member of any insurance plan.
Is It Time to Rethink Mental Illness? (Pt. 1)
Invariably, patients will ask their chiropractor about depression or various mental illnesses. Some practitioners will reflexively offer a cervical adjustment, suggest St. John's wort or contemplate a referral to a specialist.
A Daily Strategy for Heavy-Metal Detox
In modern society, we are constantly exposed to heavy metals such as cadmium, lead and mercury. These heavy metals have no essential biochemical roles in our body, and conversely, can cause us a great deal of harm if they build up to toxic levels.
Give Yourself the Digital Advantage
When you see this article in the print version of this issue and swear you read it already, don't be alarmed: you probably did. That's because by that time, the May issue will have been available online in digital format for three weeks.
Universal Design: Principles & Practice
In many respects, universal design serves as the core of ergonomics. It's also a good tool to use when designing a return-to-work program for injured and/or ill patients. Let's take a closer look at universal design and why it should matter to you and your patients.
A Major Role in Back Pain: The Multifidus
Back pain affects roughly 80 percent of the population at one time or another and is one of the leading causes of doctor visits.
News in Brief
ACA Adopts New Governance Model; ACA 2017 Awards; CCA Helps Calif. DCs "Share the Love"; $1 Million to Help Advance the Profession; D'Youville Raises the Bar on Anatomy Education; ErRatum.
Clearing Blocks: A Way to Improve Cosmetic Acupuncture
As a Five Element acupuncturist who teaches facial acupuncture classes nationally, I was surprised to learn that one of the basic principles I was taught in school is unfamiliar to most acupuncturists.
Raditation & Your Smartphone: Is it Worth the Risk?
If radial arteries could talk (and in my experience they can to some extent), they would say, "Step away from the smartphone." At least that is the message I am receiving loud and clear as I feel the pulses of many patients.
Eczema & Acupuncture: A Sound Solution (Part 1)
Eczema affects approximately 3.5 percent of the global population and is one of the most common skin complaints seen by dermatologists.
Women's Hormones: A Western & Eastern Perspective
Sometimes it may seem that you require a degree in medicine to understand hormones and how they function.
An Unexpected Diagnosis: The Result of Lacking Communication
A couple years ago I had a case that showed me the importance of open communication between health practitioners. We need to show up with less fear, and let go of our judgments so we can do better for the patient.
Balancing Spring Challenges
As the winter months come to a close and warmer spring weather appears, patients may begin to present with new challenging pattern presentations.
The Visual Error Scoring System: A Concussion Tool
Postural stability and oculomotor function are the most easily recognized physical indicators of neurologic motor dysfunction associated with concussions.
New Relationships, Old Trauma: AOM & Other Healing Strategies
Being in love is one the most beautiful and enjoyable experiences. Most of us are willing to pay almost any price to have that experience, and still often find it elusive or fleeting. Navigating the ups and downs of loving relationships are often challenging — even for the most psychologically balanced among us.
Taking the Chiropractic Message to the Press
"There is no better place on earth to have a news event," the National Press Club boasts, and it's easy to understand why: Every year, the 108-year-old Washington, D.C.-based organization hosts countless press conferences on the hottest topics impacting America and often the world.
December, 2008, Vol. 08, Issue 12
Dawn of a New Era of Wellness Integration
By Editorial Staff
With multidisciplinary collaboration at an all-time high and a clear trend toward integrating services, providers and consumers increasingly demand information on and access to a wide array of complementary health care options.As a massage therapist, where do you turn to learn how to integrate? Beginning in February, you can visit the Integrated Wellness Pavilion, which is being offered for the first time at the Spa & Resort Expo/Medical Aesthetics Conference & Expo in Los Angeles.
MPA Media, the publisher of Massage Today, Dynamic Chiropractic, Dynamic Chiropractic Canada, Acupuncture Today, Nutritional Wellness and Naturopathy Digest, is the exclusive media sponsor of the Integrated Wellness Pavilion, which makes its debut Feb. 21-22, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Plans are also in the works to feature the pavilion at the Spa & Resort Expo/Medical Aesthetics Conference & Expo in New York City in October 2009 and at other future events.
"Everyone knows that patients want their health care providers to work together for their benefit," said Donald Petersen Jr., publisher/president of MPA Media. "Except in times of emergency, patients want their health care providers to focus on wellness. These trends are irreversible. This event is designed to bring health care professions together to focus on wellness and how they can better serve their patients with an integrated approach. MPA Media is proud to be the exclusive media sponsor of this initiative."
The Integrated Wellness Pavilion puts four health professions in one area of the show floor: massage therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture and Oriental medicine, and naturopathic medicine. Combined with the larger spa and medical esthetician expo, attendees will have true wellness integration at their fingertips.
The pavilion will feature speakers and vendors representing each of the four professions. Anticipated course offerings include integration strategies, revenue potential in an integrated practice, and interactive massage and acupuncture workshops. The massage-specific workshops will focus on cupping, stone massage for the face, deep tissue healing using stone massage, and trigger-point, prenatal and sports massage. There will also be 30-minute lectures on the exhibit floor within the pavilion.
Attendees can select specific courses of interest or purchase a full-day or multi-day pass and then attend multiple courses. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about complementary care that can help expand your career and offer more to your clients. For additional details regarding this event, visit www.spaandresortexpo.com.
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