Research Results | Ahilflower oil offers you a vegetarian option for omega-3 fatty acids. A new plant-based essential fatty acid dervived from Ahiflower (Buglossoides arvensis) oil is now available to healthcare practitioners and patients. Developed over 12 years from selected wild oilseed cultivars, the resulting dietary oil offers rich and biologically advanced essential fatty acids from a non-genetically modified crop.
Technique Speak | The Tupler Technique can serve your low-back pain patients afflicted with diastis recti. Among the many causes of back pain, poor posture and obesity are two of the most commonly cited culprits. Rarely, however, will diastasis recti, also known as abdominal separation, make the short list—even though it may well be the reason for a person’s poor posture and often coincides with an enlarged stomach area.
Feature | Some of your patients are trapped in the Metabolic Syndrome, but you can rescue them. You are likely familiar with a certain type of patient: He or she is overweight or obese, with an apple-shaped figure caused by excess adipose tissue about the midsection.
Coding Keys | The sky didn’t fall, but make adjustments now to stay ahead of the curve. Now that the dust has settled after the October 1, 2015, implementation date for ICD-10, we are beginning to see what some of the problems and misconceptions regarding ICD-10 are really about.
Wellness Approach |Recommend these 3 anti-inflammatory nutritional remedies for post-exercise relief. Despite its benefits, exercise often causes muscle aches and soreness. The pain can be frustrating, especially if it limits physical activity. Yet exercise alone may not be to blame—the real culprit could be a person’s diet.
Practice Central | You love your patients. But you also know that dealing with patients isn’t always easy. In fact, some of them lie, some don’t show up, and some blame you for their symptoms even though they haven’t followed your directions. All of this and more can cause enough stress to make you want to show them the door.
Money Management | Play to win: Follow these savvy tips to improve your credit score. The rules of the credit score game are cloaked In mystery. Instead of laying out an obvious, intuitive set of guidelines, the system often manifests as finicky and opaque
Research Results | Should you be using orthotics in your practice? At a recent seminar, in a discussion about the use of orthotics that covered some of the technical aspects of providing and fitting them for patients, one of the doctors present asked, “What I don’t understand is, why do chiropractors need to use orthotics? I don’t use them in my practice and I don’t see what the big deal is.”
Tech Talk | If you are planning on incorporating treatment protocols and services related to metabolic management, or contemplating a move into the specialization of wellness aging, body composition analysis (BCA) should be high on your list of items to address.
Legal Ease | The federal government has announced it will soon be using “targeted tactics” to audit a select group of chiropractors who exceed rendering 12 visits per year to Medicare patients. In a report by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG), the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that provisions for oversight include requiring preauthorization of services provided by chiropractors with aberrant billing or high rates of denials.