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ChiroHealthUSA ranks No. 988 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America list
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 02:16 PM

Inc. magazine ranked ChiroHealthUSAno. 988 on its 33rdannual Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy — America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000 list.

“We are honored to be included in this prestigious list,” Ray Foxworth, DC, President of ChiroHealthUSA said. “Our inclusion is a reflection of doctors and staff searching for ways to keep care affordable for their patients without violating the layers of rules and regulations governing our financial and discounting polices. My thanks go to our amazing team at ChiroHealthUSA, the many consultants, partnering state associations, and companies who have helped us educate the profession about the importance of having a compliant financial policy.”

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Pushing back against the Texas Medical Association
Written by Editor   
Friday, September 19, 2014 12:34 PM

Others are taking note of the Texas Medical Association's often heavy handed approaches.  Jeff Hays Films, producers of the movies Doctored and Bought notes:

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Antibiotics Prescribed for Kids at Twice Expected Rate
Written by Editor   
Thursday, September 18, 2014 07:24 PM

Antibiotics are prescribed almost twice as often as expected to outpatients aged 18 years and younger nationally, according to results of a new study published online September 15 inPediatrics.

That translates to about 11.4 million potentially unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions every year, a number that has not decreased substantially over the course of 10 years.

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Final Interstate Medical Licensing Compact Released
Written by Editor   
Thursday, September 18, 2014 05:37 PM

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has released the final version of an interstate medical licensure compact intended to help physicians gain licensure in multiple states. The FSMB expects the compact to facilitate the practice of telemedicine and to expand access to care in underserved areas of the country.

To take effect, the compact must be approved by legislatures in at least 7 states. If medical boards recommend joining the agreement, she added, there is no reason why state legislatures would not follow their advice.  In essence, the compact streamlines the process of applying for medical licenses in multiple states while keeping the responsibility for licensing and disciplining physicians within state boards.

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Court rules in favor of class standing in UHC/Optum lawsuit
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Thursday, September 18, 2014 04:53 PM

A long-awaited decision was issued by the U.S. District Court in the pending action against United Healthcare/OptumHealth, a case led by the American Chiropractic Association: The Court granted class standing, which not only allows plaintiffs who are not within United’s network of providers to seek relief on a class-wide basis, but also endorses the applicability of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 regulations to UHC/Optum’s requests for repayment.

The decision is a landmark step toward the goal of achieving significant reform of UHC/Optum practices. Any out-of-network DCs who are currently subject to a repayment demand from United or Optum should contact the ACA concerning the impact of the decision.

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