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Putting the Power in Pain Patients' Hands

Calif. bill would require MDs to disclose opioid risks, offer referral for nondrug care.

By Editorial Staff

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What Direction Is Airport Chiropractic Taking Us?

By James Lehman, DC, MBA, FACO

As the director of University of Bridgeport Clinics and Community Health Clinical Education, I enjoy the opportunity to teach postdoctoral classes throughout North America, although it requires a great deal of air travel. Hence, I frequent many of the airport terminals and spend a great deal of time in the Delta Sky Club. (I wrote this article in the Sky Club in Orlando, Fla.)

Billing Basics

DME Billing Made Easy: The Modifiers That Matter

By Samuel A. Collins

Some insurers will pay for a TENS unit, E0720 for a two-lead or E0730 for a four-lead, with the use of the Health Care Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code alone. However, there are modifiers that are appropriate for billing durable medical equipment (DME), and payers are increasingly not making payments unless the necessary modifiers are present.

Practice Pearls

Business Lesson #1 – From a Child

By Steven Visentin

Are you ever afraid to ask patients to pay or to tell them how long it will take to fully correct their spines? Then this story's for you. Here's a valuable business and life lesson on why we sometimes hesitate and the secret to living a fearless, abundant life.

Standards & Accreditation

CCE Puts Life U. Chiropractic Program on Probation – Again

By Editorial Staff

The Council on Chiropractic Education has placed Life University's DC degree program on probation effective May 20, 2019. In a public disclosure notice dated May 23, the council noted the reason for its action as "noncompliance concerns related to program completion rates," specifically CCE Policy 56:

Clinical Corner

Evaluating Hip Pain Isn't Always as Easy as You Think

By Marc Heller, DC

When your patient says, "My hip hurts," where do you start? You won't be effective unless you know exactly what to address. The word hip is misused by both patients and practitioners. Hip can refer to the SI, lateral structures or groin.

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