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U.S. Health Care Payment Systems: Frequently Asked Questions

*Member-Exclusive Content* Health care payment systems in the United States have come a long way from the traditional fee-for-service model that dominated in year’s past. Today, numerous new payment models have emerged that aim to increase cost efficiency and enhance value to patients. Following is a review of some of the most common and emerging systems today, including insights into pros and cons as well as answers to frequently asked questions. 

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Take the Clinical Compass Chiropractic Guideline for Low Back Pain Challenge

I strongly believe that if we do the right thing right now, the chiropractic profession is uniquely positioned to significantly impact the quality of spine care delivery. The flipside is that if we don't take right action now, chiropractic risks becoming a marginalized profession that's on the outside looking in as other health care providers take ownership of musculoskeletal conditions and spinal manipulation. 

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A Student’s Perspective: Last-Year Concerns

*Member-Exclusive Content* Last week was my first week treating the general public—instead of just other students—at our university clinic. It was completely frightening. When I was treating students at the university, I didn’t have any acute patients or a patient that had contraindications for treatment. The general public is completely a different story…and a whole new ball game.

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Bill Would Include Chiropractors in U.S. Public Health Service

Rep. Gene Green (D-Texas) has honored his commitment to America’s chiropractors today by introducing H.R. 2202, which calls for the appointment of chiropractic physicians as officers in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps.

Author: Jack Dusik
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The Evolution of Low Back Pain Treatment

*Member-Exclusive Content* In February 2017, the American College of Physicians (ACP) published a guideline calling for both physicians and patients to consider non-pharmacological options first when treating acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain (LBP).  Specifically, it recommends superficial heat, massage, acupuncture, and spinal manipulation for acute and subacute LBP, and exercise, tai chi, yoga, spinal manipulation and progressive relaxation for chronic LBP.

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Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)

Part of the Evidence in Action series by the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research

In 1992, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) encouraged and supported scientific inquiry into and public awareness of a condition that became known as the Female Athlete Triad.1 The hallmark components of the triad include eating disorders, functional hypothalamic amenorrhea and osteoporosis. A person diagnosed with the triad may present with one, two or three component conditions. In high school athletes, the prevalence can be as high as 60% for a single diagnosis, 27% for two, and 16% for all three elements.2

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Pediatrics Council Invites Doctors, Students to Enter Research Competition

*Member-Exclusive Content* The American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (ACA-CCP) is excited to announce a research competition open to all doctors of chiropractic and chiropractic students. ACA and SACA members are invited to write a narrative literature review on a topic of their choice related to pediatric chiropractic care. Doctors and students are encouraged to work together in teams and must submit their topic and team members by Monday, May 22, 2017.

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Author: Lori Hall
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