Chiropractic
DCs and Merchant Mariner Exams
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017 02:50 PM

News bite:  Closed minded US Coast Guard medical advisory committee members have closed the possibility that DCs could perform certification examinations for merchant mariners.

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Association Between the Type of First Healthcare Provider and the Duration of Financial Compensation for Occupational Back Pain
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 07:13 AM

News bite:  Data from a study of over 5500 workers concludes the type of healthcare provider first visited for back pain is a determinant of the duration of financial compensation during the first 5 months following injury. Chiropractic patients experience the shortest duration of compensation, and physiotherapy patients experience the longest. These differences raise concerns regarding the use of physiotherapists as gatekeepers for the worker’s compensation system.

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US Senate: Pass Legislation to Allow Health Providers to Travel with Sports Teams
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Monday, March 06, 2017 01:23 PM

News bite:  H.R. 302 ensures that sports health professionals who contract with a team are covered by their medical liability insurance while traveling with their team.  Urge members of the US Senate to immediately voice support for H.R. 302, pass the bill and send the bill to the president for enactment.

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Support the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act, An Important Step in a Fair Healthcare Market
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Monday, March 06, 2017 01:19 PM

News bite:  The Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act, HR 372, is legislation designed to restore the application of federal antitrust and competition laws to the business of health insurance.  Urge members of congress in Washington to co-sponsor HR 372.

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Congress, Administration Should Eliminate Disparities in Veterans’ Access to Chiropractic Care
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Monday, March 06, 2017 01:13 PM

News bite:  An overwhelming majority of America’s eligible veterans continue to be denied access to chiropractic care, because access to the services provided by doctors of chiropractic is often times non-existent at nearly 100 additional major VA treatment facilities.  Urge members of congress in Washington to co-sponsor HR 103.

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