April 2011
April 2011

Director's Desk
From the Directors DeskFrom the Director's DeskJoseph P. Busch, B.A., D.C.There are now 12 million cancer survivors in the United States according to the most recent statisticspresented by the CDC.  Although many go on to live with no side effects, some of them experience agonizing side effects associated with peripheral...Read More >>
News Around the World
OSCA Leads the Nation With ERISA UHC Class Action and PPACA Compliance for Patient ProtectionOSCA Leads the Nation With ERISA UHC Class Action and...TAC Staff COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - 03/18/11) - On March 16, 2011, Ohio State Chiropractic Association (OSCA) announced that it was sponsoring the second PPACA Claims Regulations Claims Specialist training in an effort to meet a July 01, 2011 deadline for full enforcement...Read More >>
Arizona Chiropractors Versus Department of InsuranceArizona Chiropractors Versus Department of InsuranceTAC Staff PHOENIX, AZ: Two Chiropractors and a patient, backed by the Arizona Chiropractic Society (ACS), filed a lawsuit on the 14th  against the Arizona Department of Insurance (ADOI) alleging failure to enforce the chiropractic insurance equality law, ARS 20-461(A)17 and ARS 20-461(B). This law...Read More >>
News Across the Profession
Report from RAC: Powering Integration Through ResearchReport from RAC: Powering Integration Through ResearchDr. Arlan W. Fuhr, DCI recently returned from the Association of Chiropractic Colleges’ annual Research Agenda Conference in Las Vegas. The theme was “Focus on integration: Chiropractic education and practice in integrative healthcare.” The opening session speaker was Rebecca S. Halstead, Brigadier General,...Read More >>
Practice Management
The Financial Report of Findings: Say It and They Will Pay It!The Financial Report of Findings: Say It and They Will...Kathy Mills ChangOne of the most overlooked areas of practice management, meaning the management of your practice, is in the area of finances. For whatever reason, doctors of chiropractic have struggled with this area due to lack of knowledge, lack of the...Read More >>
The Multidisciplined Approach to Growing Your PracticeThe Multidisciplined Approach to Growing Your PracticeSusan Blackard, R.N., N.D.c, M.H.A., F.N.P.cSo I bet you’re getting all the clients you can handle and don’t want any more right? Let’s be honest, we could all benefit by having at least a few more people walk through the door. But where do...Read More >>
Should You Go Cash or Insurance?Should You Go Cash or Insurance?Claude Cote "The insurance companies are getting harder and harder. They pay less and less. Soon, insurance will not pay for chiropractic care anymore. I think about going cash only. My friend was audited and he had to give $100,000 back to the...Read More >>
INTERNAL HEALTH: A Chiropractic Specialty Parasympathetic Dominance Sympathetic WeaknessINTERNAL HEALTH: A Chiropractic Specialty Parasympathetic Dominance Sympathetic WeaknessHoward F. Loomis, Jr., D.C.This is my third article in a series designed to highlight visceral dysfunctions that are perpetuating muscle contractions, loss of joint range of motion, and reoccurring structural misalignments that have become chronic and defy permanent correction. It is exactly these...Read More >>

Incorporating Social Media into MarketingIncorporating Social Media into MarketingTom Owen IIIChiropractors are constantly looking for good marketing. Most of them are willing to pay large amounts of money for marketing that promises to get patients in the door (keeping them is another article for another issue.) It may surprise you...Read More >>
Alternative Therapies
Acupuncture and Massage in Chiropractic—Is It Right for Your Practice?Acupuncture and Massage in Chiropractic—Is It Right for Your Practice?Dr. Michael Failla, D.C.Chiropractors are used to thinking outside the box when it comes to treating patients. Where a general practitioner might prescribe an anti-inflammatory, a chiropractor could provide equal, if not better benefits with a simple adjustment. This willingness to go...Read More >>
Chiropractic Key in Electing the 46th President of the United States: A Vision for the Future Chiropractic Key in Electing the 46th President of the United...Mark Studin, D.C., F.A.S.B.E.(C), D.A.A.P.M., D.A.A.P.L.M. Press Release-November 8, 2016, Arlington, Virginia The New York Times reported that the key states in getting President Elect XXXX voted into office were Ohio, Florida and California. When analyzing the key parties involved, the United States Chiropractic...Read More >>
Cobb Angle: Friend or FoeCobb Angle: Friend or FoeClayton Stitzel, D.C. Cobb angle should not be the Gold Standard for radiographic evaluation of scoliosis. While Cobb angle has been the subject of numerous reliabilitystudies, there are several disadvantages to be noted. These disadvantages range from high inter-examiner variability to lack of...Read More >>
Case Study
Hip Imbalance Leads to Tension and PainHip Imbalance Leads to Tension and PainJohn Danchik, D.C., F.I.C.C., F.A.C.C.History and Presenting Symptoms A 56-year-old male presents with recurring episodes of moderate pain and “tension” in his left hip. He denies injuring the hip, and cannot discern any specific precipitating activities or events. Mornings seem to be particularly problematic,...Read More >>
Malpractice Insurance
RAC Audits: Preparing for Medicare’s Hired GunsRAC Audits: Preparing for Medicare’s Hired GunsJennifer Kirschenbaum, Esq.If you haven’t heard, Medicare is utilizing third parties, otherwise known as Recovery Audit Contractors (“RACs”), to identify services provided by doctors that do not meet the many documentation requirements now required by Medicare for reimbursement. For instance, we have...Read More >>
The Professional Liability Risk DynamicThe Professional Liability Risk DynamicStuart E. Hoffman, D.C., F.I.C.A. The doctor of chiropractic in active practice has a lot to be concerned about and a host of issues and administrative and management steps that must be covered to make certain that all aspects of the practice are properly addressed on...Read More >>
The Role of Chiropractic in an Integrative Cancer Treatment SettingThe Role of Chiropractic in an Integrative Cancer Treatment SettingJames Rosenberg, D.C.Conventional oncology and alternative medicine are often considered to be on opposite ends of the medical spectrum. However, cancer patients are increasingly seeking out alternative options such as chiropractic, naturopathy, and acupuncture as complementary practices to augment their cancer treatment.  ...Read More >>
The Post-Chemotherapy Cancer Patient—A Growing Chiropractic Patient PopulationThe Post-Chemotherapy Cancer Patient—A Growing Chiropractic Patient PopulationJohn Hayes, D.C.A cancer diagnosis is terrifying. The questions, the fear and the concept of facing their own mortality are enough to paralyze even the strongest individual. In the not so distant past, the standard was surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation or some combination...Read More >>
Digital X-RayDigital X-RayAndrew CheesemanThe technology used in conventional X-ray film is 100 years old. There are not many technologies that do not evolve and improve in 100 years, and the X-ray field is no different, although many doctors have not yet made the...Read More >>
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