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Legislation to Further Integrate Chiropractic Services Introduced in Congress
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Written by Melissa Lee   
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 12:00
Arlington,Va.--The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) today announced that its work with key congressional supporters has resulted in several important pieces of pro-chiropractic legislation being introduced in the 113th U.S. Congress. These bills, if enacted into law, would increase patient access to the services provided by chiropractic physicians.  

The first legislative initiative, the "Chiropractic Care Available to All Veterans Act", was introduced in the Senate (as S. 422) by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.). Its House companion bill, H.R. 921, was introduced by Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine), a ranking member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. The bills would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to have a chiropractic physician on staff at all major medical facilities by 2016.

The second ACA supported bill is H.R. 741, the "Chiropractic Health Parity for Military Beneficiaries Act," introduced by Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) and Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa). This legislation would extend chiropractic services to military retirees, dependents and survivors as part of TRICARE. H.R. 741 defines "chiropractic services" as diagnosis (including X-ray tests), evaluation and management, and therapeutic services for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal health conditions. The legislation specifically notes that chiropractic services may only be provided by a doctor of chiropractic (DC).

Another recently introduced bill--the "Chiropractic Membership in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Act of 2013" (H.R. 171), introduced by Rep. Gene Green (D-Texas)--would benefit the public and the chiropractic profession by requiring the inclusion of DCs in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps. USPHS is an elite team of more than 6,000 well-trained, highly qualified public health professionals dedicated to delivering the nation's public health promotion and disease prevention programs and advancing public health science.

The final ACA supported bill is H.R. 702, the "Access to Frontline Health Care Act," which would establish a new program to help chiropractic physicians and other select health care providers repay their student loans if, in exchange, they establish and maintain practices in medically underserved areas. ACA has worked closely with Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa), the sponsor of the bill, to ensure that chiropractic physicians are specified as qualifying for the program.

"Those who have made sacrifices for our country--especially veterans, active-duty military and their family members--deserve access to the best health care available, which includes chiropractic services," said ACA President Keith Overland, DC. "I am urging every chiropractic physician, chiropractic student and chiropractic supporter to contact their congressional representatives and urge them to cosponsor these bills and to help military families in need."

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA), celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, is the largest professional association in the United States representing doctors of chiropractic. ACA promotes the highest standards of patient care and professional ethics, and supports research that contributes to the health and well-being of millions of chiropractic patients. Visit   


Spring Seminar Series to be held for alternative treatment for scoliosis
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Written by Nicole Gladieux-Doyen   
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 11:39
clearscoliosisinstitute-logoCLEAR Scoliosis Institute is the preeminent alternative approach to the medical model of scoliosis treatment, which is watching, bracing and surgery.

The public at large will come to recognize that there is a less invasive alternative to scoliosis care than waiting, bracing, or surgery. The Chiropractic profession will lead this new approach to scoliosis care. This will be accomplished with CLEAR’s reliance on scientific research, documentation, and peer reviewed studies.

A growing number of chiropractors are participating in CLEAR’s continuing education programs. The educational programs are now available online, allowing the Doctor to take these classes at home. The CLEAR educational program is predicated on the premise that all chiropractors should be educated and trained on how to spot and diagnose scoliosis. Secondarily, many chiropractors have come to appreciate the technique component of the CLEAR program focusing on spinal structural correction.

The positive relationship within the chiropractic profession has led to a growing number of referrals from Chiropractor and Medical Doctors for their patients who want an alternative to waiting, bracing and surgery.

For more information and to register for the spring seminar series, go to or call the CLEAR Institute at 866-663-7030. Classes are available online or in person through Parker University in Dallas, TX.
Foot Levelers launches Redesigned and Enhanced Stabilizing Orthotics
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Written by Hilary Kelley   
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 15:13
Roanoke, Va. (March 4th, 2013)—Today Foot Levelers launches a new bright and bold look to their Stabilizing Orthotics. For over 60 years, Foot Levelers has been serving the chiropractic profession as the world’s leading provider of orthotics.
“We are fine with growing old, but not with becoming outdated or out of touch,” commented Chuck Carver, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “It was time to give the products a redesign and make improvements in the way we do business. We are extremely excited about these enhancements.”

Foot Levelers gathered feedback they received from patients and doctors over the years; to help make improvements to the Stabilizing Orthotics and to streamline the way doctors order the best products for their patients. Their mission was to empower patient-focused doctors with more enhanced products. These enhancements include:
  • Trendy new look of Stabilizing OrthoticsFL NewProducts
  • 100% recyclable, informative new packaging
  • Simplified product selection
“We are always striving to bring new and innovative products to the profession to help provide better care for patients from the ground up,” said Kent Greenawalt, Chairman and CEO of Foot Levelers. “I am very excited about these improvements and look forward to another 60 years serving patients.”

To learn more about Foot Levelers’ redesign, visit or call 800.553.4860.

Foot Levelers
Foot Levelers, Inc., world’s exclusive provider of individually designed Stabilizing Orthotics and other therapeutic products, has been serving healthcare professionals for over 60 years. Foot Levelers supports every step patients take to enjoy fuller and happier lives at work, home, or at play.
ChiroTouch to Present “Keeping Compliant in 2013 with PQRS/ARRA Stimulus” Webinar
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Written by Robert Moberg   
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 15:05
San Diego, CA – March 1st, 2013 – ChiroTouch™, the nation’s leader in chiropractic software, is pleased to announce “Keeping Compliant in 2013 with PQRS/ARRA Stimulus” webinar, which is scheduled to air live for one hour on March 5th, 2013, at 10:00am PST.

“We get so many questions from doctors across the country about the stimulus program,” said Robert Moberg, President of ChiroTouch. “Our latest webinar will answer many of these questions and ultimately help chiropractors navigate the program, ensure compliance, and maximize reimbursement.”

Learn the in’s and out’s of PQRS (Physician Quality Reporting System) and what it means to your practice. Learn how to use the meaningful use quality measures data to take advantage of the PQRS Incentive Program that offers payments of 0.5 percent during 2012–2014 and avoid penalties in subsequent years.

*  Have you already gone through your first attestation period in 2011 or 2012?
*  Are you seeing Medicare patients but are not planning to participate in the stimulus?
*  Are you aware of PQRS (Physician Quality Reporting System) and how to keep compliant in 2013?

If you are a Medicare provider, this is a must-watch! You could still be eligible for up to $39,000 in reimbursements if you act by 2013! Fabio Checchin, account coordinator with ChiroTouch, will be giving an update on the ARRA Stimulus with the current timelines and how it affects you and your practice.

Dr. Bryan Weissman, southeast regional sales consultant with ChiroTouch, will also be demonstrating how to implement PQRS within ChiroTouch.

Chiropractic software designed from the ground up to maximize efficiencies for virtually every process, including patient self check-in, scheduling, SOAP notes, billing, interoffice communication and more, ChiroTouch has developed its HIPAA-compliant system to drastically reduce the time it takes to perform tasks that chiropractors are already doing.  That gives chiropractors more time to see more patients—resulting in increased referrals, improved efficiencies, and a direct, measurable impact on practice profitability.

Other recent webinar topics include “Art of the Close,” “Building Value in Your Practice and Equity in Your Business,” and “HITECH Stimulus Act Updates.”  The ChiroTouch webinar programs and the attendees have benefited from speakers such as Dr. Patrick Gentempo, Dr. Bob Hoffman, Dr. Eric Plasker, Dr. Ron Oberstein, Dr. Mark Ott, Stanley Greenfield, and many more.  This cross-section of the most influential and recognized coaches and speakers has made for a very robust and popular series of webinars.

To join ChiroTouch for this webinar, visit

About ChiroTouch

ChiroTouch, by Integrated Practice Solutions Inc., is the premier provider of fully-certified innovative chiropractic software technology solutions for the chiropractic industry. Fusing advanced software systems with superior support services, we partner with chiropractors across the country to help them automate operations, improve patient care, and increase profitability.  Visit
Foot Levelers Gives Generous Donation to Palmer College’s Florida Campus
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Written by TAC Staff   
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 22:27
Roanoke, Va. (February 20, 2013)—Foot Levelers recently hosted Dr. Peter Martin, President of Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Florida Campus, and Bob Lee, Vice Chancellor of Advancement, at the company’s headquarters in Roanoke, Va. Dr. Martin and Lee had the opportunity to tour Foot Levelers’ facility and thank Kent Greenawalt, CEO of Foot Levelers, and Dr. Mark Zeigler, Foot Levelers’ Vice President of Education, for their generous donation and commitment to Palmer College’s Florida Campus capital campaign.

palmerfl2Dr. Martin stated: “Bob Lee and I wish to express our thanks for the warm hospitality afforded to us during our recent visit to Foot Levelers and the city of Roanoke. The dedication that Kent Greenawalt and the Foot Levelers team have for chiropractic and chiropractic education is apparent in their thoughts and actions. It was great to be able to meet with Kent and his team on their home turf and to see the Foot Levelers organization first hand.”

During the visit, Greenawalt and Dr. Martin discussed in what way Foot Levelers’ $200,000 donation will be utilized and how the student cafeteria on the Florida Campus will be named after Foot Levelers’ founder, Dr. Monte Greenawalt.

An appreciative Dr. Martin was recently quoted as saying: “During the August 2012 FCA convention, Mr. Kent Greenawalt put us over the $2 million mark with a generous gift of $200,000 toward the capital campaign. The generosity of corporate donors such as Standard Process and now Foot Levelers, has ensured the success of our campaign and will allow the College and campus to continue to provide those enhancements to campus life that are an integral part of our students’ education.”

Foot Levelers
footleverslogo2Foot Levelers, Inc., world’s exclusive provider of individually designed Stabilizing Orthotics and other therapeutic products, has been serving healthcare professionals for over 60 years. Foot Levelers supports every step patients take to enjoy fuller and happier lives at work, home, or at play.  

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