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Wisconsin Department of Health to Study Effectiveness of Chiropractic Care
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 11:13 AM

The Wisconsin Chiropractic Association announced that a committee of the Wisconsin Legislature approved a provision that would require the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to study best practices in state Medicaid programs using chiropractic and other physical medicine treatments to reduce OTC and prescription medication use.  By working closely with pro chiropractic legislators on the budget committee, the WCA was able to get the provision included in the health package portion of the state budget.

For the First Time, Fewer than Half of Physicians are Independent
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 11:06 AM

With the ever growing corporatiztion of this era, fewer than half of practicing physicians in the U.S. owned their medical practice in 2016.  According to a new study this marks the first time that the majority of physicians are not practice owners.

Only 47.1% of physicians in 2016 had ownership stakes in a medical practice. That’s down from 53.2% in 2012, and research shows that doctors, especially young doctors, have been shifting from owning their own practice to joining corporate practices.

New Poll: Rx Painkillers Most Common Treatment for Patients Seeking Care for Back Pain
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 10:56 AM

NPR (National Public Radio) and Truven Health Analytics, the most prominent and credible source of healthcare data and analytics, recently published a new poll.

The poll’s key findings include:

  • Back pain plagues americans: fifty-one percent of Americans said they have suffered from back pain in the last 12 months, and 46 percent of those who experienced pain said they are still in discomfort.

Chiro Texpo '17 Observations
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 08:12 AM

Chiro Texpo ’17 was an awesome experience!  The TCA put on a first-class event in downtown Dallas and the setting at the Hyatt Regency Dallas made the event a memorable experience. It was the perfect setting to cap an excellent year for the TCA.

TCA President Tyce Hergert, DC, stated that, since the Chiro Texpo ’16, a lot has changed for both TCA and the chiropractic profession in Texas. Dr. Hergert noted that this was not accidental and that it took an army of doctors of chiropractic (DCs) from Texas and states around the country, indeed around the world, to accomplish.  Victories such as: passage of the TBCE Sunset bill continuing our profession for another 12 years AND including the word diagnose as a specified part of our act; passage of a bill allowing DCs, MDs, DOs and others to participate in business partnerships; passage of a bill to allow for DCs to withhold concussed student athletes without having to send them to a different practitioner and numerous other victories now offered, as Dr. Hergert put it, time for “a victory lap, a moment for Texas chiropractors to celebrate what we’ve accomplished.”  Celebrate we did!

Texas Chiropractic Association Recognizes Awards Winners at Annual Gala
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 05:41 PM

The Texas Chiropractic Association (TCA) recognized some of the state’s top doctors of chiropractic at its annual awards gala and celebration at TCA’s Chiro Texpo ‘17 conference held June 9-11 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. 

Larry Montgomery, DC, of Belton received the Keeler Plaque, the most prestigious award given by TCA. The Keeler Plaque honors the chiropractor of the year in Texas and the winner is selected by a panel of past Keeler winners. Dr. Montgomery is a 1981 graduate of Texas Chiropractic College and owns Montgomery Chiropractic in Belton. 

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