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Help, They Wont Pay For The Exam!
Written by Andrea Howard   
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 01:23 PM

By Kelli Moore, MCS, P-I 
The Collection Coach

I recently received a call from a distraught office manager who explained that a major insurer was consistently denying the Evaluation and Management codes, otherwise known as “exam” codes, when performed on the same day as a Chiropractic Manipulative Treatment (CMT). She explained that these denials created a significant loss of revenue to the practice and that her efforts of calling the insurer to remedy, rendered little results. I gave her three steps to take to help eliminate the problem, here they are.

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$14 Million Research Grant Puts Manipulative Therapy in the Spotlight
Written by Editor   
Sunday, January 14, 2018 04:42 PM

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $14 million grant to the University of Minnesota and University of Washington to study the benefits of spinal manipulation for back pain vs. standard medical care (including prescription medication). Touted as one of the largest back pain studies ever funded by the NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, the national, multi-site clinical trial will feature a multidisciplinary research team from the chiropractic, medical, osteopathic, physical therapy and psychology fields, representing a half-dozen universities.

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Executive Director’s Message Jan 2018
Written by Jeff Jenkins   
Friday, January 05, 2018 01:29 PM

Choose TCA for Your Continuing Education Hours 

Happy New Year! Hope it was an enjoyable and relaxing holiday. Now it’s back to the business of chiropractic.

It won’t be long for many of you start thinking about your continuing education hours. Let’s face it! Earning CE hours can be drag. No one wants to sit in the classroom all day. That’s why online learning is so appealing to many.

We encourage you to consider the Texas Chiropractic Association when planning your CE hours in Texas. TCA is hosting three conferences in 2018. You won’t get the same boring lectures. Every event features an all-star line-up and some type of hands-on training. We’ve also included additional sessions to help your practice grow.

Check out these TCA events:

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Records Show JFK’s Assassination Aided by his Bad Back
Written by Editor   
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 08:24 AM

Camelot, a shining time of promise led by John F. Kennedy, the nation’s youngest president brought to an abrupt and bloody end in 1963. While conspiracy theorists debate who pulled the trigger, there’s another culprit that often goes unmentioned: Kennedy’s lifelong struggle with back pain. It was his habit of wearing a tightly laced back brace that may have kept him from recoiling to the floor of his car after the assassin’s first bullet struck him in the neck.

“The brace was a firmly bound corset, around his hips and lower back and higher up,” said Dr. Thomas Pait, a spinal neurosurgeon who co-authored a paper about Kennedy’s failed back surgeries and other treatments such as manipulation under anesthesia.  “He tightly laced it and put a wide Ace bandage around in a figure eight around his trunk.  

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Presidents Holiday Message 2018
Written by Andrea Howard   
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 01:19 PM

While everyone appreciates a gift at this time of year, we all know the true reason for the season. The holidays are also all about spending quality time with family and friends. So, forget about Amazon or a trip to your local shopping center. If you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift, why not give the gift of chiropractic through the Texas Chiropractic Association?

Here’s a few suggestions:

 

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