Legal Ease When one of the authors of this article had the opportunity to attend a seminar on street gangs sponsored by a university in Illinois, the instructor for the class was touted as being an expert on various gangs across the nation. While attending the morning session, however, he was disappointed and, rather than returning for the afternoon portion, he returned to the training academy to get some work done. On returning to the police academy, he was questioned by his supervisors why he had left the gang seminar.
Wellness Approach The pervasive use of preservatives in the food supply and the drastic increase of modified foods in the Western diet have caused the current generation more digestive problems than any other. It has caused food in the U.S. to be among the most highly processed and least nutritious on earth, and peoples’ high rate of sugar and carbohydrate intake promotes the growth of fungus (like Candida) in the gut The preservatives in food that are designed to kill bacteria in food products also kill the beneficial bacteria that are needed for proper gut health.
Money Management Although only some large businesses are required to file government forms and reports electronically, the number of professionals, practices, and businesses filing their taxes electronically this way has increased by 10 percent since 2015. This change has led to a total of more than seven million electronic reports. Is your chiropractic practice taking advantage of the IRS’s e-file program? The IRS offers options for paying user fees and federal taxes electronically.
Clinical Concerns Shoulder injuries account for nearly 7.5 million injuries per year in the U.S., with an estimated 250,000 rotator cuff surgeries annually. Diverse multidisciplinary treatment models include manipulation of the humerus, physiotherapy, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and laser. Other modalities used range from massage therapy to various fascial and soft tissue approaches, steroid injections, and surgeries.
Practice Central Change is in the air in all areas of healthcare reimbursement, and this is particularly true in the workplace. Employers are dealing with rising insurance costs that are taking a big bite out of the bottom line. They are searching for an answer that will reduce costs and maximize the productivity of their employees, while protecting their profitability. At the same time, chiropractors are searching for ways to decrease their dependence on third-party insurance reimbursement with cash-based services.
Feature Excuse me, but we’re doctors, too, is something you occasionally want to say when you hear comparisons made between MDs and DCs. After all, you have much of the same training, and in the area of neuromuscular and spinal health, you’re a specialist. But when it comes to pre-employment and fitness-for-duty examinations, you’ll find what amounts to a level playing field. This didn’t happen by accident.
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