Monthly Archives: April 2015

Health Care Data Gets Around

Compared to medical record theft, the theft of chiropractic patient records isn’t much of a problem…yet. But because most chiropractic patients are also medical services patients, doctors of chiropractic may have an ethical responsibility to help their own patient/clients understand … Continue reading

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Where Will You Fit In?

Speaking to a group of chiropractors and support staff recently about the chaotic world of health care reform, I was left wondering how to answer a basic question: where will they fit in? This isn’t an off-hand question, and it’s not about … Continue reading

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A Welcome Mat for Health Care Consumers

Shopping for health care isn’t like shopping for a toothbrush, but health care consumers are starting to have some similar expectations. This article notes the results of a set of focus groups held as a result of collaboration between Aon … Continue reading

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Value-Based Services: This Is Your Future

This report notes that Anthem’s CEO understands that health plans are now …”moving into a retail world so that our customers…are having to make choices, …and so we have to be responsive.” That’s a notable quote, but what follows is … Continue reading

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The Changing Value of Provider Networks

For two decades, provider networks have often been important–even critical–for chiropractors to stay in business. Created as a way of controlling costs through limiting access to a ‘captive’ group of providers who agreed to a set of controls, networks could keep one … Continue reading

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Patient Records, Chiropractic, and the Future

One of the quiet forces taking shape in health care reform is the relationship patients have with their own health and medical data–their PHI. An article in the New York Times on 3/31/15, The Healing Power of Your Own Medical Records, … Continue reading

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