Transforming toward a new care model that is patient-centered, comprehensive, collaborative and conservative, the U.S. healthcare system is incorporating chiropractic care as a drug-free treatment approach for the management of spinal disorders. Four recent independent studies highlighted by the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the benefits of chiropractic care, validate how chiropractic care blends with the new health care model of collaboration and coordination.
Massage therapist Dolly Wallace was presented with the Florida Chiropractic’s Association (FCA) 2018 LMT of the Year award at The National by FCA held in Orlando, Florida last month. The award was created in 1997 to honor massage therapists who perform outstanding service to the massage and chiropractic professions.
Sherry McAllister, DC, executive vice president, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, a national non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness regarding the value of chiropractic care, has been accepted into the Forbes Nonprofit Council, an invitation-only community for chief executives in successful nonprofit organizations.
American Chiropractic Association (ACA) President N. Ray Tuck, Jr., DC, released the following statement in response to UnitedHealthcare’s decision to withdraw a recent policy change that denied coverage of manipulative therapy for the treatment of headache: “The ACA has confirmed that UnitedHealthcare (UHC) has restored its policy in support of coverage for nondrug manipulative therapy for headache treatment. The original change, to deny coverage, was posted online in a revised policy document for manipulative therapy dated Aug. 1.”
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) failed to meet a deadline required under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), according to a recently released report (PDF) from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). CMS was supposed to implement a process for reviewing prior authorizations for chiropractic services billed to Medicare by Jan. 1, 2017.