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Voice of the Doctor Archive

Low Back Measurement Tool Open for Your Comment

Chiropractic Care of Minnesota, Inc. (CCMI) will be launching a project, called ChiroFirst, in the summer of 2015. This project will utilize the ChiroCare Centers of Excellence (CCoE) to test a conservative care pathway of placing a doctor of chiropractic …

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ChiroCare Coding and Documentation Seminar Highlights

The Coding and Documentation seminar with Dr. Hamm on September 6, 2014, was a great success. Provider participation was excellent, and there were many questions and good discussions about specific concerns. If you couldn’t attend, below is a recap of …

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Chiropractic Care of Minnesota, Inc. and Chiropractic Care of Wisconsin Have Merged!

We were pleased to announce the merger between Chiropractic Care of Minnesota, Inc. (CCMI) and Chiropractic Care of Wisconsin, Inc., (CCWI) on September 1, 2014. It has been a busy few weeks at our office as we prepared to bring …

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Get It Straight and Take the Brugger Break!

“Get it straight!”  Most of us have been admonished at some point in our lives by a parent or a teacher to sit or stand up straight. It turns out that was great advice. How we carry ourselves not only …

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Pain Medications, Falls and Our Elderly: What Payers, Providers Can Do Now

What happens when the treatment for one medical condition inadvertently contributes to a health crisis? Too often, the treatment for lower back pain among the elderly begins and ends with prescription painkillers. But those medications can lead to disorientation and …

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Lessons From the National Center for Health Statistics’ Data on Chiropractic Treatment

One of five adults in Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, the Dakotas and other North Central states say they’ve used chiropractic treatment — twice the rate of the national average, according to a 2014 National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) report. We …

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Response to Modern Healthcare’s article, “Rethinking Spine Care”

Vivi-Ann Fischer“Bravo!” to Legacy Health and the other hospital and health systems around the country that are rethinking spinal surgeries, as described in this recent Modern Healthcare article. I whole-heartedly endorse their efforts at improving patient outcomes while reducing unnecessary …

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Study: Outcomes Measurements in Chiropractic Care

Vivi-Ann FischerHello from sunny Orlando! Tabatha Erck and I are here at ACC-RAC, the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference. We are honored to be presenting a poster unveiling a recent ChiroCare study, “Use of Outcomes Measurements in Chiropractic …

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Clarification of Patient Benefits

Vivi-Ann FischerI have heard from some chiropractors who have expressed concerns regarding insurance companies selling health plans with unlimited chiropractic benefits. They shared concerns about a perceived lack of clarity regarding the management and limitations of those services. 

I understand that …

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A “Fresh” Start in 2014

Vivi-Ann FischerHappy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed a safe holiday season and is ready for a fresh start in 2014.

Good hand hygiene is one of the most important (and easiest) ways to prevent the spread of infections.  According to …

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