Opioid Use Among Veterans of Recent Wars Receiving Veterans Affairs Chiropractic Care

 Opioid Use Among Veterans of Recent Wars Receiving Veterans Affairs Chiropractic Care A ChiroSecure Research Update Abstract: To examine patient sociodemographic and clinical characteristics associated with opioid use among Veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) who receive chiropractic care, and to explore the relationship between timing of a chiropractic visit and receipt […]

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HHS CARES Act Relief Fund Additional Payment June 3 Deadline

HHS CARES Act Relief Fund Additional Payment June 3 Deadline Providers must accept the Terms & Conditions AND submit revenue information by June 3rd to be considered for additional payment. First Round Payments: Most providers received the first round of deposits automatically beginning April 10th. Instructions were issued that you must accept their terms and conditions to keep […]

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Effectiveness of Chiropractic Care to Improve Sensorimotor Function Associated With Falls Risk in Older People: A Randomized Controlled Trial

 Effectiveness of Chiropractic Care to Improve Sensorimotor Function Associated With Falls Risk in Older People: A Randomized Controlled Trial Content: A ChiroSecure Research Update Abstract: This study assessed whether 12 weeks of chiropractic care was effective in improving sensorimotor function associated with fall risk, compared with no intervention, in community-dwelling older adults living in […]

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First-Contact Care With a Medical vs Chiropractic Provider: Comparison of Outcomes, Patient Satisfaction, and Health Care Costs in Spinal, Hip, and Shoulder Pain Patients

 First-Contact Care With a Medical vs Chiropractic Provider: Comparison of Outcomes, Patient Satisfaction, and Health Care Costs in Spinal, Hip, and Shoulder Pain Patients Content: A ChiroSecure Research Update Abstract: The purpose of this study was to identify differences in outcomes, patient satisfaction, and related health care costs in spinal, hip, and shoulder pain […]

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Reductions in high blood tumor necrosis factor-alpha levels after manipulative therapy in 2 cerviogenic headache patients

   Abstract: This case report discusses the treatment of 2 patients with cervicogenic headache (CHA) attending the Outpatient Clinic of the Hungarian National Institute for Rheumatology and Physiotherapy (Budapest, Hungary) and reviews the pathophysiology, therapeutic strategy, and problems associated with the treatment of CHA. Discussion: Patient 1 was a 27-year-old female who sustained a […]

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Inflammatory response following a short term course of chiropractic treatment in subjects with and without chronic low back pain

Inflammatory response following a short term course of chiropractic treatment in subjects with and without chronic low back pain    Abstract: Inflammatory markers interleukin-6 (IL-6) and C-reactive protein (CRP) have not been evaluated in response to a short course of lumbar spinal manipulation. The purpose of this study is to observe the responses of […]

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State of Illinois: Model Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Program

State of Illinois  Model Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Program The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) was charged by Public Act 101-0221 (commonly referred to as the Workplace Transparency Act) to develop and release a model Sexual Harassment Prevention Training program for Illinois employers. “We cannot combat rampant sexual harassment in the workplace without substantive and accessible […]

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Symptomatic, Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Confirmed Cervical Disk Herniation Patients: A Comparative-Effectiveness Prospective Observational Study of 2 Age- and Sex-Matched Cohorts Treated With Either Imaging-Guided Indirect Cervical Nerve Root Injections or Spinal Manipulative Therapy

 Symptomatic, Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Confirmed Cervical Disk Herniation Patients: A Comparative-Effectiveness Prospective Observational Study of 2 Age- and Sex-Matched Cohorts Treated With Either Imaging-Guided Indirect Cervical Nerve Root Injections or Spinal Manipulative Therapy Content: A ChiroSecure Research Update Abstract The purpose of this study was to compare the outcomes of overall improvement, pain reduction, and […]

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Adding Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy to Standard Medical Care for Patients With Acute Low Back Pain: Results of a Pragmatic Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Study

   A ChiroSecure Research Update      Abstract To assess changes in pain levels and physical functioning in response to standard medical care (SMC) versus SMC plus chiropractic manipulative therapy (CMT) for the treatment of low back pain (LBP) among 18 to 35-year-old active-duty military personnel. Discussion LBP is common, costly, and a significant […]

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COVID-19 Social Distancing Signs and Floor Decals

COVID-19 Social Distancing Signs and Floor Decals Now is the time to making your practice’s hygiene efforts conspicuous. Post signage at your entry doors alerting patients that they should not enter if they have symptoms of COVID-19 has had contact with someone who has been exposed to the virus or has traveled out of the […]

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Rare Opportunity for DCs to Become a DME Provider with No Fees

Rare Opportunity for DCs to Become a DME Provider Dear Breakthrough Coaching Member, Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the requirement for DME Accreditation on the physical plant has been dropped for DCs. This process used to take four months.  In addition, there are no FBI fingerprinting or site visits required. Medicare has also dropped the […]

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CARES ACT Provider Relief Fund

CARES ACT Provider Relief Fund Most likely you had a nice surprise when you checked your practice bank account this morning. Today was the first day that providers who treat Medicare patients received their piece of the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund. The CARES Act Provider Relief Fund is a program that provides $100 billion […]

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Effects of Cervical High-Velocity Low-Amplitude Techniques on Range of Motion, Strength Performance, and Cardiovascular Outcomes

  A ChiroSecure Research Update      Abstract Cervicogenic headache is a disabling headache where pharmacological management has limited effect. Thus, non-pharmacological management is warranted. Our objective was therefore to investigate the efficacy of chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy versus placebo (sham manipulation) and control (continued usual but non-manual management) for cervicogenic headache in a prospective […]

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Summary of Bipartisan Agreement on “CARES” Act

Summary of Bipartisan Agreement on “CARES” Act Released Wednesday, March 25, 2020 NOTE: Summary of Bipartisan Agreement on “CARES” Act Released Wednesday, March 25, 2020 The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will revise this document as it continues to review the bill. Summary as of 9:00 AM Thursday, March 26. Bill text can be found: here. […]

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BREAKING: House Passes Historic, $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill

BREAKING: House Passes Historic, $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill The U.S. House of Representatives approved a $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue bill as the pandemic continues taking a devastating toll on the U.S. economy and health care system. The House passed the sprawling measure Friday afternoon after almost five hours of debate, by a voice vote. The measure […]

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Blood pressure changes in African American patients receiving chiropractic care in a teaching clinic: a preliminary study

A ChiroSecure Research Update Abstract The purpose of this preliminary study was to determine if a course of chiropractic care would change blood pressure measurements in African American patients and to determine if a study was feasible in a chiropractic teaching clinic. Discussion Twenty-four African American patients received chiropractic care in a chiropractic teaching clinic […]

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Billing for Telemedicine in Chiropractic

Billing for Telemedicine in Chiropractic Twenty percent of Americans live in rural areas, but they are only served by nine percent of health care providers. Telemedicine is a way for these patients to be able interact with providers when it may be difficult or impractical to see them in person. These types of encounters could provide revenue to […]

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Defending Against COVID19 Cyber Scams

Defending Against COVID19 Cyber Scams The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Cyber actors may send emails with malicious attachments or links to fraudulent websites to trick victims into revealing sensitive information or donating to fraudulent charities or causes. Exercise caution in […]

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COVID-19: TIPS FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

COVID-19: TIPS FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS As COVID-19 concerns continue to grow, we have been receiving more and more inquiries regarding matters that impact our clients’ businesses. Below are some tips we hope you find useful. We remain ready and willing to answer your questions as they arise. Tips for Health Care Providers: (1) Check […]

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CMS Moves to Allow Digital Communications by PTs

CMS Moves to Allow Digital Communications by PTs The new regulatory waivers will allow PTs, OTs, and SLPs to engage in patient-initiated “e-visits” for purposes of assessment and management services. In the federal government’s rapidly evolving response to the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced that it is easing […]

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