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Welcome To Chiropractic Law

Welcome to the premier website for chiropractors which provides vital information, unites creative minds, and empowers the profession.

We are very happy that you took the time to visit our updated site. Be sure to get connected in order to receive regular updates on blogs, developing events, and the latest resource items. 

What’s New At The Site:

Take a look at the new blog article written by Attorney Dan Riegleman which focus on recent developments with the production of patient records by electronic means rather than by paper.   See blog posts at: http://chiropracticlaw.com/blog-2/

Pose a question directly to our contributors at AskCL .  This is a first in the State where your own concerns can be addressed by one of our knowledgeable contributors, including attorneys who are experienced in chiropractic issues.

New and updated items to our resources .  The focus of these new resources is on techniques to generate more practice income and collect from those patients who may be behind on payments.  To see our complete list of new or updated resources …read more

Make a referral of a patient and access information on injury cases at patient information

Useful  News:

U.S. Surgeon General Issues a Report on Opiod Abuse … The Surgeon General held a news conference to announce a report outlining the federal government’s plans to combat prescription drug abuse.  To read more LINK HERE

FTC Statement on Advertising Homeopathic drugs ... The Federal Trade Commission released an enforcement policy statement regarding the marketing claims for the homeopathic drug market. To read more LINK HERE  This statement is regarded as “long overdue” and may apply to the advertising of the benefits of homeopathic drugs by chiropractors.

New Information on MACRA Program …The CMS has provided new information on the implementation of the new MACRA program which is designed to compensate providers based upon the quality of their performance, rather than the quantity of patients seen by the doctor.  The new information on the program can be found HERE.

Opiod Abuse Issue… The Chiropractic Society of Wisconsin is taking an active role in the ongoing public discussion over  opioid prescription abuses and efforts of law enforcement to curb those abuses.  At it’s annual convention in the Wisconsin Dells on October 21st, the CSW had a keynote speaker from the Attorney General’s office speak about the scope of the problem and steps to address the situation.  On November 10th, the CSW announced that it formally joined or became a sponsor of the A.G.’s Dose of Reality Project providing vital information to the public on this societal problem.  The CSW also launched a dedicated website and appeal for action on the matter through a heartfelt video describing the devastating personal effects of the opiod epidemic.  To view this poignant video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9W8cpe6sVw&feature=youtu.be  The CSW’s new website on the matter is www.avoidopioids.com

Proposed “PSCP” …The biggest news for the profession in years relates to the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association’s (“WCA”) legislative initiative (Senate Bill 762) to dramatically expand the scope of chiropractic to include a new professional designation known as a “Primary Spine Care Practioner”  (PSCS) who would have the authority to prescribe medication and administer anesthesia under medical supervision.  The “battle lines” have quickly formed over this matter with Chiropractic Society of Wisconsin (“CSW”) opposing the initiative, together with an uncertain number of WCA members.  The only public hearing held at the statehouse provided an opportunity for both sides of the issue to firmly “square off” over the new concept.  The “real” implications of that initial  testimony is summarized in a new blog entry.  The latest position from both organizations can be found at their websites.  The Senate informational hearing was held  on May 24th and speakers were invited to provide general information on the bill by invitation from the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services.  The hearing was recorded and the video of the hearing which lasted about two hours is available here.  Members of this site will receive updates on developments and a list of the critical legislators making decisions on this important matter. 

More Guidelines on Cervical Adjustments … See some new guidelines announced in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics on scope of care for cervical injuries is found HERE.

Examining Board Activities:

The next meeting of the Examining Board will be held on December 1, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. at the State Office Building on East Washington Avenue.  There are two major matters for discussion at the meeting.  The first is proposed changes to CHIR Chapters 4 and 10 dealing with two matters: (1) basic credit hours of training required for CT’s and CRT’s. and (2) the ability and nature of patient care delegation by doctors.  The second involves the continued review of the entire code section on chiropractic to implement updates to the language of the administrative code.  To review the agenda, LINK HERE.  Those connected with this site will receive details on the changes and insight on the implications of those changes prior to the next Board meeting.  Here you can see the last draft of the  Proposed Order 9/16 meeting.  Those connected with this site will receive advanced notice and insightful commentary of the Board’s agenda and pending actions.   

“Tips” For Now:

  • A new tool from the CMS for use by practitioners on the application of MACRA can be found at  www.qpp.cms.gov     
  • The ICA is offering a new service for doctors known as the “Leadership Line”.  This is a free, internet forum where doctors can connect with leaders in the profession to listen in on a variety of topics of interest to the profession. Information available at www.chiropractic.org.  
  • Patients can now access reputable sites which seek to compare medical and dental costs.  Such sites include:  HelathcareBlueBook.com, NewChoiceHealth.com, and FairHealthConsumer.org.  
  • Doctors may want to take a look at a new example of internet health streaming offered by an organization found at www.healthdialogue.com  This group offers a personal health portal for patients on health and wellness information.
  • Foundation For Chiropractic Progress is offering an “Opioid Toolkit” with research and information for chiropractors on this issue.  See: http://www.f4cp.com/resources/tool-kit/f4cp_opioids_toolkit.pdf
  • It may be worth making http://www.drugwatch.com a resource reference or “favorite” within your computer or lap top for quick access.  This site provides updates on the side effects of prescription and other over the counter medications; as well as, a list of medical device recalls.

 

Connections To …

Wisconsin State Legislature

Chiropractic Examining Board

Patricia Schumacher, D.C. – Chair    

John Church, D.C. – Vice Chair

Jeffrey Mackey, D.C.

Kelly Brown

Juli McNeely

Jeffrey King, D.C.

Wisconsin Chiropractic Association

521 E. Washington Avenue

Madison, WI 53703

Executive Director- John Murray

(P) 608/256-7023

Chiropractic Society of Wisconsin

2 E. Mifflin Street Suite 600

Madison, WI 53703

Executive Director – Steven Conway, D.C.

(P) 608/252-9338

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