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Archive for March, 2009

Are Physical Therapists Stealing “Manipulation”?

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Doctors, do you see the line between what we do as Chiropractors and what Physical Therapists do, becoming blurred? What has your experience been? (posted by: Admin)

Informed Consent Bill Pushed in Connecticut

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

A web article by a Connecticut TV News station published 3/12/09 (http://www.wfsb.com/news/18920603/detail.html) reveals that 2 supposed stroke victims are pushing their state legislature to pass a “informed consent bill, warning of the risk of stroke” requiring all chiropractic patients to sign prior to being treated.

You might recall the controversy was initiated in the Spring of 2005 by a “group” calling themselves “Neck911.com” that littered CT with multiple billboards that read — “Warning: Chiropractic Adjustments Can Kill or Permanently Disable You”. Could this happen here in Delaware? (posted by: Annonymous)

Are you proud to be a “Chiropractor”?

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Here in Delaware, it’s my understanding that all chiropractic-related advertising, including the Yellow Pages, MUST include either the words “chiropractor or chiropractic” somewhere in the ad. (see 6.2.4 http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title24/700.shtml)

I’ve noticed a growing tendency to name clinics using generic terms (i.e. “wellness”, “injury pain health center”, “health center”, etc.) that do NOT include the words chiropractic or chiropractor. Is this intentionally done to hide the fact that there are chiropractors delivering these essential services? Is it an effort to reach more of the population that otherwise might exclude “chiropractic” care? Do you think using the words “chiropractor/chiropractic” weakens your public appeal? Do you feel that by excluding “chiropractor/chiropractic” from your clinic’s name you are given a leg-up on your chiropractic peers? What’s the name of YOUR CLINIC and why did you name it so? (posted by: Annonymous)

Do Insurance Companies Reimburse by Statute?

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Our state law mandates that third party payers pay for services rendered that are performed within our scope of practice as defined by the State of Delaware. Often insurance companies ignore this statute, and our profession seems to allow this unlawful activity. What could we do that would effectively enforce the statute that would be practical and inexpensive. (posted by: Annonymous)