Chiropractic
Why Can’t We Just Forget About Medicine and Just Do Our Own Thing? Comparable
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016 12:00 AM

For those who promote “Let’s forget organized medicine and just do our own thing,” what will you do about those who espouse the following policies?

Comment:  "AMA strongly encourages [that in] health insurance plans and managed care organizations that provide disease management, non-physicians should be certified or licensed as physician assistants or nurse practitioners, or have at least a comparable level of training."  

Do you think your doctorate degree, with or without additional specialized training, would be considered "at least comparable" by organized medicine?  If not, what are you doing about it?

ExcerptAMA strongly encourages [that in] health insurance plans and managed care organizations that provide disease management, non-physicians who function as care coordinators in disease management programs should be certified or licensed as physician assistants or nurse practitioners, or have at least a comparable level of training.

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Why Can’t We Just Forget About Medicine and Just Do Our Own Thing? Physician-led ONLY
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Tuesday, August 09, 2016 12:00 AM

For those who promote “Let’s forget organized medicine and just do our own thing,” what will you do about those who espouse the following policies?

Comment:  Organized medicine supports PAs, and NPs practicing in physician-led teams prescribing therapeutic shoes and inserts.  Do you think organized medicine would support independent DCs prescribing such?

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Medicine v. Chiropractic, a Timeline
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Sunday, August 07, 2016 08:43 AM

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) is continuing its over-a-century-long quest to eliminate the chiropractic profession.  For a decade now they have been challenging the chiropractic doctor’s right to diagnose – all the way to the Texas Supreme Court.  

The TCA and its legal team continue to intervene on behalf of the chiropractic profession.  The latest TMA lawsuit was heard August 2 in Austin.  While the chiropractic team has done well explaining the job of the chiropractor in the area of diagnosis, the TMA’s experts have admitted their lack of expertise on the chiropractic profession that they deem themselves qualified to regulate.

We thought we would present a brief synopsis of this 120+ year old battle in Texas.

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DC2017 Registration Now Open
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Saturday, August 06, 2016 12:00 AM

Register early for the premier chiropractic event of 2017 set to take place March 15-18, 2017.

DC2017, the combined meetings of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC), and the Association for Chiropractic Colleges (ACC), plans to present a chiropractic program that features compelling scientific research, global perspectives on the future of the profession, and inspirational sessions delivered by the profession's thought leaders and content experts.

Hosted by the American Chiropractic Association in the nation’s capital at the Washington D.C. Hilton, DC2017 will offer the WFC Biennial Congress, the ACC Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC), and the 2017 National Chiropractic Leadership Conference (ACA-NCLC), all of them teaming up to deliver a program that features everything you need to inspire, innovate and inform the way you IMPACT SPINAL HEALTH in your offices and clinics. 

DC2017 will offer:

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National Chiropractic Health Month Toolkit to be Available
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Tuesday, August 02, 2016 07:45 AM

National Chiropractic Health Month is October.  ACA will provide a toolkit with resources that DCs can use to promote NCHM locally and via social media. Get started soon on your 2016 NCHM proclamation. Learn more here.  

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