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RESEARCH: Cost Effectiveness
Written by Craig Benton, DC   
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 08:42 PM
So it seems like every study done so far demonstrates that chiropractic care is more cost effective than medical care except for one study.  That was the Medicare chiropractic demonstration project which showed chiropractic to be more costly than medical care but that was only in one area of the country the Greater Chicago Area.
 
Here is a paper which appeared in JMPT last year.  It states that the costs in Chicago blew away the stats for Medicare.  It states after the Medicare Demonstration Project was done that costs were still 17% higher for chiropractic Medicare in the Chicago area, but if you remove the Chicago area we are less expensive.
 
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Parker Seminars to Debut Revitalized Seminar Experience in Charleston, South Carolina
Written by Editor   
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 08:40 PM
From nutrition and patient care to philosophy, clinic growth and beyond, Parker Seminars Charleston is set to showcase the pulse of the spinal health and wellness industry. With new speakers and a forward-thinking “Game Change” approach, the next gathering place for all who champion chiropractic care will take place June 12-14, 2014 in Charleston, South Carolina.
 
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Parker University Names Donna Wald as New Director of Alumni Relations
Written by Editor   
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 08:30 PM
Parker University has named Donna Wald, educator and experienced outreach professional, as its director of alumni relations. In her new post, Wald will oversee the outreach toward an alumni base totaling nearly 7,000 graduates and spanning more than 30 countries.
 
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Low T Business Is Booming
Written by Editor   
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 02:03 PM

It is perhaps the biggest men's health craze since Rogaine or Viagra: so-called low testosterone clinics, which have rapidly grown in cities and suburbs all across the country. But these "low T" clinics have also drawn the ire of leading urologists and endocrinologists who question the clinics' safety. 

The clinics themselves say they're legitimate medical practices. Dr. Bill Reilly is the chief medical officer at Low T Center, one of the largest chains of low T clinics, based in Southlake, Texas. His company has 45 offices and some 35,000 patients.  Reilly says the growing criticism from others in the medical community is perhaps just ignorance and fear of the competition. After all, Low T Center expects to more than double its sites in the next year, reaching perhaps as many as 70,000 patients.

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Opting Out of Medicare: Clarification for Doctors of Chiropractic
Written by Editor   
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 01:47 PM

THE AMERICAN CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION (ACA) receives inquiries from members on a regular basis regarding the rules and regulations surrounding opting out of Medicare. So, can a doctor of chiropractic (DC) opt out of Medicare? The short answer is, no. DCs may not currently “opt out” or privately contract with Medicare patients for the delivery of services outside of Medicare fee limitations and filing requirements. According to the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual (Chapter 15, Section 40.4), “the opt out law does not define ‘physician’ to include chiropractors; therefore, they may not opt out of Medicare and provide services under private contract.”

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