Category Archives: Professional Relationships

Conflicts Over Scope

There has been a recent flurry of communications within the Minnesota Chiropractic Association’s members about some of the implications of this state’s scope of practice law. In particular, a specific weakness in chiropractic regulatory language appears to prohibit a DC from employing a physical … Continue reading

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A Destructive Blast From The Past

A cheery letter on 12/1/14 by UnitedHealthcare’s Optum business unit noted that the company was ‘pleased to announce’ that its new Charter product group would impose a ‘new’ requirement on its members. In this new product, members will be required to choose a primary … Continue reading

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General Practice MDs Providing Manipulation and Acupuncture

In a UK study recently reported on Medscape, UK physicians in general practice were permitted to provide osteopathic manipulation and acupuncture to patients with common complaints. It should surprise no one that statistically significant improvements in pain, satisfaction, lowered medication … Continue reading

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Paying for your enemy’s food

With the notification from John Weeks and his Integrator blog that users of the CPT (Current Procedural Technology) system are underwriting the AMA’s political arm and its vitriol, it struck me again how unhelpful the CPT codes are for chiropractors–and … Continue reading

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