Legal Ease | With the passing of the Affordable Care Act, American healthcare is shifting its focus from a reactive, acute- based treatment mentality, to a healthy- lifestyle and care-at-home approach. With their focus on preventive care, chiropractors are a natural fit for this new collaborative approach. But they and other providers should be aware of legal roadblocks and take steps to ensure compliance.
Legal Ease | The OIG has started another round of audits to recapture money paid out inappropriately to chiropractors by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) system. And if you think this does not involve you, think again—you may be surprised by this brand-new risk.
Tech Talk | Lasers have evolved and improved over the last few decades. However, there are still many myths about what a laser is, how a laser works, and how much energy is needed to induce biological effects to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and initiate tissue repair.
Personal Growth | Find that silver lining, focus less on the negative, and all will be well, you are told. Is this reality or more of what one might call “faking it to make it”? On the other hand, can you exhibit a genuinely sunny demeanor when cash flow is at its leanest? Of course you can. Mindset makes a big difference, but so does authenticity.
Wellness Approach | This being a presidential election year, it brings to mind a quote made during the campaigns of then-president George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. At the time, the political pundit James Carville said, “It’s the economy, stupid.” Well, when it comes to healthy aging, “It’s the inflammation stupid; it’s the inflammation.”