Billing / Insurance / Records
By Samuel A. Collins
Current procedural terminology (CPT) modifiers (also referred to as
Level I modifiers) help further describe a procedure code without
changing its definition. CPT coding modifiers (two-character appendages;
can be numbers or letters) are used to communicate that something is atypical about a particular claim.
Sports / Exercise / Fitness
By Thomas Michaud, DC
In any given year, nearly one in 25 athletes will tear their anterior cruciate ligament. More commonly, one in 10 recreational athletes develop patellofemoral pain annually, and once diagnosed, more than 90 percent will continue to suffer with chronic knee pain years later. To make matters worse, individuals with ACL tears and/or patellofemoral pain are significantly more likely to develop arthritis later in life.
By Donald DeFabio, DC, DACBSP, DABCO
The squat has been recognized as both a functional movement assessment
and a foundational exercise for activities of daily living,
rehabilitation and sports performance. My first article in this series
[January issue] reviewed optimal movement competency checkpoints for the
unloaded back squat assessment (BSA). Optimal movement competency can
be described as movement that occurs without pain or discomfort and
involves proper joint alignment, muscle coordination and posture – the
perfect combination for chiropractic rehabilitation.
By Donald M. Petersen Jr., BS, HCD(hc), FICC(h), Publisher
Hearing David Elton, DC, senior vice president of clinical programs at
OptumHealth, speak about the company's approach to saving almost a
quarter of a billion dollars per year immediately made me want to share
his riveting presentation with the entire chiropractic community.
Marketing / Office / Staff