Questions About the Medicare Economic Stimulus and Other Thoughts

April 17, 2020

By John Falardeau Recently, Medicare providers, including chiropractors, who filed claims in 2019 discovered that funds were distributed automatically to their checking accounts. These are payments, not loans, to healthcare providers and will not need to be repaid. Since the...

Senate Approves Coronavirus Economic Relief Package

March 26, 2020

Provisions of interest to chiropractors address student loans, small business loans, employee retention, and individual rebates. By Meghan O'Brien March 30 Update: Just before midnight on March 25, the Senate unanimously passed H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security...

New Dry Needling Codes Included in CPT 2020

November 6, 2019

By Leo Bronston, DC, Chair, Coding Advisory Board, and Kris Anderson, DC, MS, ACA’s alternate representative to the AMA RUC Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee. The American Medical Association (AMA) announced in September the release of the 2020 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set...

Top 4 Most Commonly Missed Hip Diagnoses

June 17, 2019

By Tim Bertelsman, DC Problems involving the hip are some of the most frequently undiagnosed or misdiagnosed conditions. When a patient presents with hip pain, chiropractors immediately consider the most probable culprits——like greater throchanteric pain syndrome and osteoarthritis. But what...

Social Factors: A Sometimes-overlooked Opportunity

June 11, 2019

By Anna-Marie Schmidt, MM, DC, and Robert Vining, DC, DHSc The biopsychosocial model is a widely recommended method of clinical evaluation and management.1–5  The model identifies three important areas. “Bio” refers to evaluating/treating biological problems (e.g., pathology), “psych” refers to psychological...

Population Spine Health Management

June 4, 2019

Enhancing clinical outcomes for spine pain patients while establishing a progressive identity for chiropractic David J. BenEliyahu, DC Introduction The health care landscape in the United States is rapidly evolving with a shift to new payment models such as “pay...

Choosing Outcome Assessments for Back Pain

November 13, 2018

By Kara Shannon, DC, and Zacariah Shannon, DC, MS What is health and how do you measure it? In chiropractic practice, improving our patients’ health is the primary treatment goal. “Health,” however, has a broad definition. The World Health Organization...

ACA and APTA Collaborate on Dry Needling Code

November 1, 2018

Following a successful nine-year collaboration between the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), a new CPT® code for dry needling will likely be available to providers sometime in late 2019, paving the way potentially for...

Funding Retirement: Opportunities vs. Challenges

October 26, 2018

The choices for retirement savings are extensive and can be overwhelming. And when it comes to retirement planning, inaction can be as bad as making a bad investment decision. One of the most common fears, public speaking, may now be...