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OptumHealth empowers 125 million consumers to choose chiropractic.

By Editorial Staff
Billing / Insurance / Records

Getting Claims Paid: Common (& Not-as-Common) Modifiers

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

How to Predict Knee Injuries (and Then Prevent Them)

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.

Chiropractic (General)

The Back Squat: Assess and Correct Upper-Body Deficits

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.

Chiropractic (General)

Chiropractic Saves Big Money

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.

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