The Oklahoma Chiropractors Association announced that after careful consideration, the board has agreed to participate in the ChiroHealthUSA State Association Pledge Program, noted a ChiroHealthUSA press release.
In addition to the many benefits for doctors and their patients, ChiroHealthUSA also supports the profession by pledging over 5% of their gross revenues to participating state associations, the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, Congress of Chiropractic State Associations, the Clinical Compass, the Chiropractic Future Strategic Plan, ChiroCongress Cares Scholarship, NCMIC Research Foundation and the World Federation of Chiropractic. They also fund one of the largest chiropractic scholarships in the country, The ChiroHealthUSA Foxworth Family Scholarship.
Oklahoma is the 46th state association to join the ChiroHealthUSA Pledge Program. “Oklahoma chiropractors and their patients have been utilizing the benefits of ChiroHealthUSA for years,” said Brooke Jones, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Chiropractors Association. “This is one of the easiest ways to offer legal, compliant discounts to patients while supporting the chiropractic mission in Oklahoma.”
ChiroHealthUSA is a provider-owned network that works in conjunction with a Discount Medical Plan Organization (DMPO) designed with doctors in mind. Their network model allows doctors to offer legal network-based discounts to cash, under-insured and “out of network” patients who are members. Patients covered by Medicare and federal programs are eligible for discounts on non-covered services. The network approach to discounts reduces the risks of compliance and OIG violations related to inducements, improper down-coding, dual fee schedules and potentially inappropriate time-of-service discounts. ChiroHealthUSA only makes membership available to individuals, which means there is no potential for “silent PPO” activity to lower your reimbursements. The ChiroHealthUSA membership covers patients and their legal dependents for a small annual fee of $49.
“Supporting the profession has been a core part of our mission since ChiroHealthUSA was founded over 16 years ago,” said Ray Foxworth. “As a past board president, I know how critical non-dues revenue is for most associations and I wanted to create a partnership to support the state level organizations that protect and advocate for their members.”
Founded in 2007, ChiroHealthUSA is a simple, compliant, profitable way for doctors of chiropractic to offer affordable care to their patients. As of January 31, 2024, donations back to the profession have surpassed $3.4 million.