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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Industry News for
The Bodywork Insurance Program Reaches 3,000th Policy Milestone
Bodywork specialists discover the value of a specialized insurance program, and reap the benefits of easy, affordable insurance coverage.
Pleasant Grove, UT, United States – July 23, 2013
The Bodywork Insurance Program (“BWI”) has reached its 3,000th policy, up from just 1,000 in February 2013. Everyone in the beauty & health services industry, from massage therapy to face painting, has been enjoying the wide range of liability insurance coverage available for only $99 per year. Students in the beauty and health industries have also found BWI to be a benefit with student coverage available for only $67 per year. BWI’s unique online interface has made the insurance purchasing process faster and more efficient than most other programs who may require wait times for quotes and manual policy processing.
BWI was launched in September 2012 by Veracity Insurance Solutions, LLC ("Veracity"), and between then and February 2013 grew to 1,000 policyholders. Through social media, SEO, advertising, and other marketing efforts, the online insurance program for massage therapy and other beauty industries has tripled the number of policyholders over the past five months. BWI is quickly becoming the trusted brand for quality massage insurance, cosmetology insurance, and esthetician insurance coverage, among other beauty industry fields. Eligible groups for the BWI program include massage therapists, cosmetologists, estheticians, face and body painters, and more.
“We are so excited to have this program growing so quickly. We are learning more about our customers every day, which helps us customize their insurance experience in a way that benefits them more than any other program out there,” said Daryle E. Stafford, President & CEO of Veracity, BWI’s program manager. “BWI’s structure allows our customers to save money without sacrificing quality.”
BWI’s insurance coverage includes General Liability, Professional Liability, Products & Completed Operations, Identity Recovery, Personal & Advertising Injury, Business Personal Property, and Medical Expenses. Veracity has been catering to the massage and beauty industry for over 10 years and launched the BWI online program in September 2012.
For more information, visit www.insurebodywork.com or call 888-568-0548.