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Founder’s Day: Chiropractic Turns 122
Written by Editor   
Monday, September 18, 2017 05:45 PM

One-hundred-twenty-two years ago, 1895, was the same year that x-rays were discovered. At that time, health care was provided by a diverse group of unregulated and unlicensed professions, these included osteopaths, magnetic healers, and “medical” doctors.   In those days, most medical education consisted of working as an “apprentice” for a medical doctor, and learning the craft by observation.

D.D. Palmer, the Father of Chiropractic, was a magnetic healer,  with a huge practice in Davenport, Iowa.   He had doubts about the “germ theory” as the complete explanation for the cause of all disease. After all, if germs kill… shouldn’t we all be dead?   He asked himself: “how it was that two brothers could work in the same shop, eat the same food, sleep in the same bed, and that one would succumb to a disease while the other one would not”? 

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September TBCE President's message
Written by Dr. Mark Bronson   
Monday, September 18, 2017 05:13 PM

By: Mark R. Bronson, D.C., F.A.C.O.

First, I want to thank those of you who read these newsletters and use the information to guide your business and practice decisions. The articles are written in the interest of preventing complaints against our licensees by focusing on common problem areas and anticipating questions or misconceptions. Not only are readers more likely to avoid Board actions, they are more likely to embrace high standards and provide honest, ethical and professional care. Earning a reputation as an honorable and skilled professional ultimately results in a successful practice.

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TBCE Hurricane Harvey Response
Written by Editor   
Monday, September 18, 2017 05:02 PM

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the TBCE reports that it has received many calls and inquiries from Texas-based and out-of-state chiropractic licensees regarding how they can assist Texas residents affected by the storm. Texas chiropractors have inquired about how they can provide temporary space to local chiropractors. Out-of-state chiropractors have inquired about how they can provide temporary services within legal parameters. The following information may assist in these two scenarios.

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How to Deal with the Angry Patient
Written by Editor   
Saturday, September 16, 2017 06:53 AM

"Mrs. Johnson is very upset and would like to speak with you."  Such will happen in every doctor’s career, and is an important moment.   When anyone perceives that someone else may be attacking them or their work, the default human reaction is to become defensive, angry, or worse still — attack back. It’s a moment that many don’t handle as well as they could. 

Here are the golden rules for when you get that inevitable call about the angry or upset patient or family member:

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CMS Changes Rules for Providers in States Hit by Harvey
Written by Editor   
Friday, September 15, 2017 05:20 PM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) says that it would suspend certain Medicare enrollment screening requirements for healthcare providers and suppliers that are assisting with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts in Texas and Louisiana.

The waiver is aimed at enabling clinicians who don’t participate in Medicare or who have come to the affected states from other areas of the country to help care for victims of the natural disaster.

The agency has established a hotline (1-855-247-8428) for healthcare providers in the two affected states to enroll in Medicare and receive temporary Medicare billing privileges. “The hotline is intended for noncertified Part B providers and other practitioners to initiate temporary Medicare billing privileges," according to a CMS news release.

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