Workers' Compensation
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Workers' Compensation

While workers' compensation laws vary from state to state, ACA provides members with information that can assist in navigating the often confusing workers' compensation system. Federal Workers' Compensation, and information about the guidelines many workers' compensation departments are beginning to utilize when reviewing claims.  

For information on travel-to-treat regulations, please visit the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards' website at www.fclb.org.  Select "Directory" from the toolbar, then select "US Boards" from the left hand toolbar. Finally, choose your state from the listing of states. Once you are directed to your state's scope of practice, scroll down to "Other Reference Information" to find travel-to-treat regulatory information. 

Federal Workers' Compensation

At the September 2007 meeting of the ACA House of Delegates (HOD), the HOD voted to dedicate more resources to addressing concerns with the Federal Workers' Compensation system.  Due to the procedures that must be followed, achieving success in our attempts to make changes to these federal regulations is a slow process. As such, the current regulations must still be followed when treating individuals covered by Federal Workers' Compensation. Before treating Federal Workers' Compensation patients, please be sure to read An independent AGREE evaluation of the Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines

  • California Workers' Compensation System: are Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines sufficient for the treatment of chronic spinal pain or do they require supplementation by guidelines for interventional techniques?
  • Motivating Patients to Return to Work from the National Association of Occupational Health Professionals.