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ChiroFirst Project

ChiroFirst_LogoFINALFulcrum has launched a project, called ChiroFirst, that evaluates a comprehensive, conservative care pathway that places a doctor of chiropractic as the standard point of entry for adults with acute and sub-acute back pain. ChiroFirst utilizes ChiroCare Centers of Excellence (CCoE) clinics to collect data in support of the project and focuses on the Triple Aim (outcomes, cost and patient satisfaction).  After successful pilot testing in 2015, outcome measures are being captured over a 12-month period, along with data Fulcrum currently collects relevant to cost (claims data) and patient satisfaction (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems or CAHPS data).

Fulcrum has joined forces with Minnesota Community Measurement (MNCM), a pioneer in health care reporting, to facilitate and capture the CCoE clinics’ outcomes data.  This collaborative partnership will authenticate the validity of ChiroFirst’s project findings and offer stepping stones in demonstrating which care treatments yield the best results for patients. 

The results of the project will be de-identified and shared with participating ChiroCare Centers of Excellence clinics.  

ChiroFirst Introductory Webinar

This presentation is a recording of the introductory webinar held on April 5, 2016. It provides an overview of the requirements for participation and is intended for clinical and/or administrative leaders of ChiroCare Center of Excellence (CCoE) clinics considering participation in ChiroFirst, a study of the Acute and Sub-Acute Low Back Pain Measure Set. The presentation addresses the background of ChiroFirst, participating clinic expectations, and a review of the overall process. You may also download the webinar slides in PDF form.

More Information

For more information please contact:

Vivi-Ann Fischer at 651-389-0143 or