Articles for Associations

The Opioid Outbreak

On December 8, 2016, CNN posted an article with information that not many in our profession were surprised to see. The Opioid epidemic in the US is getting worse, not better. In 2015, the number of deaths involving opioids skyrocketed. This growing epidemic is...

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Why Risk It?

You’ve heard the question before: “Do you know of any doctors who’ve gotten audited and penalized?” The answer your members are hoping to hear is no, you don’t. Or if you do, it’s very rare. The thing is, you probably don’t hear about it as often as it actually...

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Chiropractic Health Month is Just in Time

You know how it is. Mention “health insurance coverage for chiropractic” to your member doctors and they don’t know whether to laugh or cry. We don’t have to tell you that coverage for chiropractic is woefully inadequate. Despite numerous studies that demonstrate the...

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Membership Does Have Its Privileges

Your members went to chiropractic college in order to be of service and to make a positive difference in the world. Not surprisingly, they’d also like to make a living doing it. And that’s harder to do than ever before. Payscale, a company that uses both crowdsourcing...

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Joined at the HIPAA: HHS and OCR Get Serious with Phase 2

It’s no secret that when it comes to HIPAA compliance, chiropractors are vulnerable. You know it. I know it. Some doctors know it, or at least suspect it. And the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office of...

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Stop the Patient Revolving Door

As your members are discovering, today’s healthcare environment, with its ridiculously high deductibles and copays, means that many patients may no longer consider chiropractic as essential. Rather, they consider it desirable, but optional. If they can’t find a way to...

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Is Insurance Keeping Your Patients Out?

Love it or hate it, the Affordable Care Act has changed the healthcare marketplace. For all of your members whose patients are now facing the high-deductible consequences of the ACA insurance plan they chose, it’s almost always “hate it.” And with good reason. A...

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Simplify Compliance for Better Patient Care

As most of you know, chiropractors often start as chiropractic patients. And through that experience of finally finding a treatment that gave them not just relief but that led to recovery, they also found their avocation. Chiropractors become chiropractors because...

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All in the Family

If you were to ask your members, they’d probably tell you that they’d love an easy way to bring in more new patients. Yet, many of them are ignoring the “new” patients they have right under their noses; the family members of the patients they’re already treating. DCs...

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Don’t Be Out of Luck in the New Year

Many states just finished their annual health insurance enrollment last month, leaving potential patients newly conscious of their copays and horrifyingly aware of their often outrageous deductibles. This time of year, more than ever, your member doctors are getting...

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