Another article in the Top 5 most-popular chiropractic news included posture treatment to avoid scoliosis …
The most-popular chiropractic news articles in 2022 from the Chiropractic Economics website and social media data ran the gamut from a school closing to the American Chiropractic Association fighting unfair reimbursement practices to new rules for durable medical equipment providers.
“The most strategic higher education institutions constantly evaluate changing business environments to increase the value of their degrees,” said Trevor V. Ireland, D.C., chairperson of the Palmer College Board of Trustees, on Palmer closing their satellite campus in California. “They review who they serve and make smart, proactive decisions focused on strengthening their institutions and wisely investing their resources.”
NCMIC, the nation’s largest provider of chiropractic malpractice insurance, had the third-most popular aticle when they announced that their “Bucks for Boards” program, aiding students with scholarship money for board testing, would double in 2022.
“We heard students’ concerns and felt compelled to respond to their ongoing need for support,” said Dr. Wayne Wolfson, president of NCMIC, of the increase. “The Bucks for Boards program has always been about lifting up future DCs and by doubling the amount awarded, we hope to take some of the pressure off paying for a degree, allowing students to focus instead on their education.”
Another article in the Top 5 most-popular chiropractic news included posture treatment to avoid scoliosis.
Here are the Top 5 most-popular chiropractic news articles from the Chiropractic Economics website in 2022:
5. ACA Seeks Examples of Unfair Reimbursement Practices to Chiropractors in Effort to Enforce Section 2706
BY THE AMERICAN CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION
Section 2706(a) of the Affordable Care Act prohibits health insurers from engaging in discriminatory access and reimbursement practices by paying different payment rates to certain medical providers over others.
BY JAMES C. ANTOS AND JOHN DYCUS
The new prior authorization process may cause issues for medical and PT/OT clinic DME suppliers located within competitive bid areas. This is due to these clinics being required to “dispense OTS L0648 and L0650 braces to patients on the same date-of-service they see and treat the patient.”
NCMIC is upping the ante of its quarterly Bucks for Boards scholarship program. Beginning in 2022, scholarship awards will double to $1,000 for each of the quarterly winners.
“Most scoliosis patients don’t care about the way they are sitting until they have scoliosis and back pain. Because it can take months to develop the pain, its easy to change your spinal curve if you have bad posture,” Dr Eric Chun-Pu Chu, leading researcher at New York Medical Group (NYMG) and chairman of CDAHK.
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“A culmination of challenges, including the escalation of the building lease, the high cost of living, the employment market, and the college’s cost to deliver the program in California compelled the decision to phase out the West campus,” said Ireland. “This difficult decision was made after thorough due diligence.”
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