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Chiropractic Law’s blog (or “CL Blog”) is this website’s location to find informative and insightful entries posted by attorneys and other contributors. To learn more about those attorneys and contributors, please visit our contributors pages where you can also obtain contact information. Blog entries will be posted periodically on a wide range of issues of relevance to the chiropractic profession. The identity of the attorney or contributor posting on the blog is referenced with each entry.  Your feedback on all blogs is always appreciated.

Important Notice: Please read the disclaimer when using this website. All material presented on this website is intended for general informational purposes since the services of a competent professional, should be sought for any specific legal needs. Use of this website and transmission of resources and other information does not create or constitute an attorney-client relationship with any attorney contributing to this website.

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Letter of Protection … Or Else

Doctors are increasingly facing situations where either the patient or their legal counsel is avoiding payment for ongoing charges.  There is one strong option available for the doctor which should be considered in those situations.

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Over-the-Counter Medication Debate Needs Accuracy and Transparency

The Wisconsin Chiropractic Association’s (“WCA”) most recent legislative initiative has once again caused division within the profession and was initiated without accurate and open discussion of the issue.  This time, the WCA sought to use the budget reconciliation process as a means of surreptitiously obtaining an amendment

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WCA’s 2017 Legislative Initiative Into Accupuncture

WCA Legislation to Propose “Chiropractic Acupuncture”

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5 Major Legal Factors to Consider With Worker’s Compensation

There have been recent changes in Wisconsin’s workers compensation law which may impact a patient with this type of claim. The chiropractor treating these types of patients should be aware of various legal implications of the law, including these five major factors:

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How to Reactivate Prior Patients

An important tip for any new year involves methods to activate prior patients into new patients. Some methods are provided in this blog.

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Gift Giving to Patients

Particularly at this time of year, many doctors consider providing a gift or other form of renumeration to a patient. Over the years, we have seen that the contemplated gift can come in a variety of forms and amounts. Although the motivation for a gift if well founded, doctors must be careful in their gift giving. There are both state and federal limitation on the nature of gift giving by a physician. In a recent directive, the OIG clarified what gifts will be regarded as acceptable and which should be avoided.

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How to Handle Electronic Requests for Patient Records

Chiropractors are increasingly receiving requests that patients’ protected health information (“PHI”) be transferred electronically, rather than in paper format. Here are some insights on how to address these types of electronic requests for records under “HITECH” and a review of various legal aspects of this type of request.

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Board Meeting Takes on Issue of Delegation

A major item for discussion at the Examining Board’s next meeting relates to the issue of delegation.  Since the creation of the role of  the “CT” and “CRT”, there has been some confusion as to the extent of matters which can be delegated and the roles of

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HEARING ON PSCP LEGISLATION RAISES THE REAL CHALLENGES

Just days before the close of the legislative session, the State Senate’s Committee on Health and Human Services granted a public hearing on the controversial legislation introduced by the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association (“WCA”) to allow chiropractors to become “Primary Spine Care Physicians” (PSCP”). By the time their testimony

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Class Action Decision from Larson Affects Co-Pays

Chiropractic treatment is a common healthcare service that years ago was not routinely covered in health-insurance policies. For more than 27 years, however, Wisconsin has required health insurers operating within the state to cover chiropractic care on an equal basis as other forms of medical care for

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