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The Role of Chiropractic Care in the Patient-Centered Medical Home

This newly released hallmark paper documents the value of chiropractic care in the next phase of healthcare delivery. Prepared by the leading consulting firm, DISCERN, this document details the many opportunities for a Chiropractic Doctor to be a fundamental figure within the medical home model. By integrating chiropractic care, medical home care teams are able to effectively care for patients, and therefore meet the criteria and goals of the Patient-Centered Medical Home – – improved overall health outcomes – – affordable healthcare, better access and increased patient satisfaction. Click here to attain your copy, which can serve as an educational piece and/or a starting point for securing your position as a Doctor of Chiropractic within the medical home.


Optimal Health with Chiropractic Services

As the country experiences innovation and adoption in health reform, the opportunity arises to expand the continuum of care services in order to apply the right mix of resources for each individual. Chiropractic intervention is one area in which new analysis may define the placement in the care continuum. This will be especially important in the transformational years of patient-centered care with low numbers of primary care physicians to serve as medical home quarterbacks. Care that causes early engagement of both the patient and clinician coupled with shared accountability for the outcome is the most desirable of relationships. Chiropractic may be able to support and enhance this relationship. Click here to learn more.


Evidence Based Assessment

Low back and neck pain are extremely common conditions that consume large amounts of healthcare resources. Chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation and mobilization, are used by almost half of US patients with persistent back-pain seeking out this modality of treatment. Does the availability of chiropractic care improve the value of health benefit plans?

The peer-reviewed scientific literature evaluating the effectiveness of US chiropractic treatment for patients with back and neck pain suggests that these treatments are at least as effective as other widely used treatments. However, US cost-effectiveness studies have methodological limitations… Click Here to Learn More.


Chiropractic Research and Practice

Since chiropractic’s breakthrough decade in the 1970s—when the U.S. federal government included chiropractic services in Medicare and federal workers’ compensation coverage, approved the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) as the accrediting body for chiropractic colleges, and sponsored a National Institutes of Health (NIH) conference on the research status of spinal manipulation—the profession has grown and matured into an essential part of the nation’s healthcare system

Chiropractic was born in the United States in the late 19th century and the U.S. is home to approximately 65,000 of the world’s 90,000 chiropractors. The chiropractic profession is the third largest independent health profession in the Western world… Click Here to Learn More


Accountable Care Organizations Optimize Outcomes, Cost Savings
and Patient Satisfaction with Chiropractic Care

ACOThis newly released hallmark paper documents the value of chiropractic care in the next phase of healthcare delivery. Prepared by the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, this document details the many opportunities for a Chiropractic Doctor to be a fundamental figure within the Accountable Care Organization…Click Here to Learn More.