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Trust and Health Care
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Saturday, March 10, 2018 06:01 PM

Trust is vital for our social and economic well-being. It allows us to work, buy, sell and vote with some reasonable expectation that our behavior will be met with fairness and good will.  Trust is crucial in the relationship between patients and health care providers, but it has been on the decline in recent decades.  

There are steps health care leaders and public health officials can take to show they deserve to be trusted. Clear, transparent communication and a history of fulfilled trust are important, and health care providers can build trust by disclosing conflicts of interest; creating expectations for long-term relationships; and promoting shared interests and smaller power differences with patients. 

People’s trust depends fundamentally on three questions: 

  • Do you know what you’re doing? 
  • Will you tell me what you’re doing? 
  • Are you doing it to help me or help yourself?
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Executive Director's Message, March 2018
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Monday, March 05, 2018 04:43 PM

Last Week was one of the busiest weeks of the year for the Texas Chiropractic Association, with activity in three different time zones. 

It started in Washington, DC, with TCA President Dr. Max Vige leading a small contingent of Texans to the National Chiropractic Leadership Conference (NCLC). Team TCA met with national and state leaders from both the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (COCSA) to educate the rest of the country about the daily battles Texas chiropractors face in the Lone Star State, to increase awareness and to build our coalition. It’s always inspiring to learn from other states how we can make chiropractic in Texas stronger.

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OIG Says, Get with the Program!
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Thursday, March 01, 2018 09:33 AM

Guest Contributors Kelli Moore, MCS-PI and Amanda Myers, MCS-P 
with The Collection Coach

Chiropractors are no strangers to overcoming adversity. Across decades and around the globe, chiropractors have fought for-and won-recognition as experts of the musculoskeletal system. It has been proven time and time again that chiropractic treatments are safe, effective, and can have life-changing, long-lasting gains for patients. No wonder, then, that when the Social Security Act (Medicare) was first passed in 1965 without offering coverage for chiropractic services, patients worked together with their doctors to demand change of their legislative advocates.

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What Does 'Value' Mean in Healthcare?
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Monday, February 26, 2018 07:22 AM

What do we mean when we talk about healthcare "value"?

It depends upon who’s talking. A survey commissioned by University of Utah Health of 5,031 patients, 687 physicians, and 538 employers across the nation found that, while most stakeholders agree that healthcare must deliver “value," it's not clear what that means, or how they'd prioritize the components of cost, service, and quality.

“There is not universal agreement across those three critical voices as to what value constitutes,” said Utah Health's chief medical quality officer.
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TBCE Disciplinary Actions: Dec. 2017
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Monday, February 26, 2018 07:14 AM

The Dec. 2017 issue of the TBCE’s Texas Chiropractic Board Report reports the following disciplinary actions:

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