Monthly Archives: May 2015

Show Notes for May 29, 2015

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Questions about ICD-10
  • And Finally, a Story about Clinical and Professional Chiropractic Education

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #509 recorded May 29, 2015.

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0509.mp3

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This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books. Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

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Next, we would like to send out a big Thank You to those of you who are linking our Podcast to your home pages…. We do request that you also include a link to our main Podcast Page at www.ChiropracticRadio.com

And as always, a big thank you to our COT HealthBeat Listener community. This podcast is made available thru the generous donations we receive and greatly appreciate. If you could remember to surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link to make a monthly donation, even $5-$10, this would be very much welcomed.

Finally, Chiropractic OnLine Today has always provided our news and education content for free and plan on continuing this policy. However, we do request that if you are enjoying these podcasts, that you surf to ChiropracticRadio.com and consider clicking on our PayPal link to make a donation to keep these Podcasts airing. We thank everyone for their continued support.

And Now for some news ….

Questions about ICD-10

It appears as of this broadcast that the conversion to the new ICD-10 codes is on track to take effect on October 1, 2015.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services release an FAQ file about this conversion.

Of interest to our listeners would be the question of when to officially begin using these new codes and discontinuing use of the present, and soon to be older, ICD-9 codes.

Listeners will have to contact all non-Medicare providers for individual conversion rules, but for the Medicare Fee-for-Service Program, another words, the original Medicare program, concerning the acceptance of claims with FROM dates of service or dates of discharge/THROUGH dates on or after October 1, 2015:

  • ICD-9-CM codes will no longer be accepted on both electronic and paper claims with FROM dates of service (on professional and supplier claims) or dates of discharge/THROUGH dates (on institutional claims) on or after October 1, 2015

Surf to our Show Notes for the full FAQ file – http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/Downloads/September-2013-ICD-10-CM-PCS-Billing-Payment-FAQs-Fact-Sheet-ICN908974.pdf

https://www.chirocode.com/blog/icd-10-required

Clinical and Professional Chiropractic Education

At the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC – Montreal) Congress, convened May 13-16, 2015 in Athens, Greece, co-convened by the European Chiropractic Union (ECU), the five (5) European chiropractic colleges and the University of Johannesburg, South Africa adopted a position statement on “Clinical and Professional Chiropractic Education.”

Whereas, the welfare of the patient is paramount; and

Whereas, chiropractic education should be of the highest quality and be founded on the principles of evidence-based care; and

Whereas, curricula should be responsive to changing patient, societal and community needs and expectations within a modern health care system;

We, the undersigned chiropractic educational institutions, state as follows:

Chiropractic education and training must adhere to the biopsychosocial model of health care and be underpinned by biologically plausible theory and peer-reviewed research. It should embrace the value of clinical experience, shared decision-making and a patient-centered approach to care.

Upon graduation, chiropractic students should be equipped to work effectively and collaboratively to deliver improved quality of life outcomes for patients with musculoskeletal disorders. This will, of necessity, incorporate:

An evidence-based approach to the case history, physical examination, diagnostic imaging, report of findings and management plan that may include a range of clinical interventions

Effective communication in a language that is clearly understood by all stakeholders in healthcare, thereby facilitating interprofessional practice and promoting effective collaboration between health care teams

Knowledge of preventative measures including but not limited to musculoskeletal care, encompassing wider public health and health promotion initiatives

Wherever possible, chiropractic educational programs should form or develop affiliations with established public and private universities preferably within a medical or health science faculty.  Such links may develop opportunities for interprofessional education and collaborative practice.

Chiropractic educational institutions should support their faculties in the provision of innovative models for the development of knowledge, learning and skills. These should focus on facilitating scholarly activity including research, interprofessional education and teaching within the context of emerging health care models.

The teaching of vertebral subluxation complex as a vitalistic construct that claims that it is the cause of disease is unsupported by evidence. Its inclusion in a modern chiropractic curriculum in anything other than an historical context is therefore inappropriate and unnecessary.

Chiropractic education should reflect ethical practice and professional standards throughout the curriculum. Upon graduation, students must understand their responsibilities to their patients, their communities and to the profession.

Practice styles promoting preset ‘high volume’ chiropractic care models as wellness care, which may contribute to inappropriate patient dependence, compromise patient confidentiality or require repeated exposure to ionising radiation are not part of an undergraduate chiropractic curriculum. Students should be taught to recognise that such approaches are not acceptable in terms of the best interests of patients or the chiropractic profession.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://vertebre.com/charte-pour-l-education-chiropratique-en-europe-8163

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As always, please surf to our Podcast Show Notes at ChiropracticRadio.com for a full listing of web references mentioned in today’s show.

And remember – COT’s Healthbeat always recommends discussing any nutritional or exercise lifestyle modifications with a qualified healthcare professional.

Thank you for listening…. As always, We Want to hear from you. Please send us emails…. Simply surf to our Web Site at ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the Email link.

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If you have an idea for a future Health Segment, please feel free to contact me directly via email …. The address is: healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

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If you have a Web Site for your practice and you would like to add content to help attract more patients, please consider adding a Personalized HealthBeat segments to your site. Many listeners are finding this a useful content addition to an Office’s Web Site. For more information, please send me an Email at healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

While at our Web Site, please remember to consider making a donation to help keep these Podcasts airing. Listener support such as yours, via our PayPal link, does help in allowing us to bring these Podcasts to you weekly.

And please remember to support our sponsors by clicking their links located at ChiropracticRadio.com

Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
– John Wayne

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been Dr. Todd Eglow.

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Show Notes for May 22, 2015

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Updated Security and Privacy Guidelines
  • And Finally, a New Test for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #508 recorded May 22, 2015.

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0508.mp3

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books.  Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

We also would appreciate your passing the word of our Podcasts to your friends and colleagues.  Please let everyone know how easy it is to subscribe via the Apple iTunes directory.

If you are interested in creating personalized Healthbeat podcasts for your office or website, to help attract new patients, please surf to our web site and send us an Email ….

…. or Skype us by typing in “healthbeat”, all in small letters.

Twitter – We are always looking to expand our interactivity with you, our loyal Health Community.  If you would like to be kept up-to-date with current events about Health, Technology and ME, feel free to surf to – http://www.twitter.com/teglow and click on the Follow link.

Next, we would like to send out a big Thank You to those of you who are linking our Podcast to your home pages…. We do request that you also include a link to our main Podcast Page at www.ChiropracticRadio.com

And as always, a big thank you to our COT HealthBeat Listener community.  This podcast is made available thru the generous donations we receive and greatly appreciate.  If you could remember to surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link to make a monthly donation, even $5-$10, this would be very much welcomed.

Finally, Chiropractic OnLine Today has always provided our news and education content for free and plan on continuing this policy.  However, we do request that if you are enjoying these podcasts, that you surf to ChiropracticRadio.com and consider clicking on our PayPal link to make a donation to keep these Podcasts airing.  We thank everyone for their continued support.

And Now for some news ….

Updated Security and Privacy Guidelines

The HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (“ONC”) recently released a new and improved version 2.0 of their Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information.

The Guide provides a general overview of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and the EHR Incentive Programs, and gives pragmatic advice in areas including:

  • How to identify whether a contractor is a Business Associate under HIPAA;
  • When patient authorizations are and are not required to disclose protected health information (“PHI”);
  • Questions to ask EHR health IT developers about security; and
  • How to implement a security management process to address the security requirements of the EHR Incentive Programs.

In addition to the Guide, providers can use the HIPAA compliance and training tools developed by ONC and the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) to assess their current privacy and security practices, including the security risk assessment tool, the HIPAA Phase I audit protocol, and ONC’s privacy and security training games.

Notably, the Guide does not include information on state privacy laws or state data breach notification laws.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.healthlawpolicymatters.com/2015/05/07/onc-releases-privacy-and-security-guidance-geared-toward-small-providers/#page=1

http://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/privacy/privacy-and-security-guide.pdf

New Test for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

An estimated 25 million to 45 million Americans suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, a gastrointestinal condition that can cause miserable symptoms. Making it worse for many patients, there hasn’t been a conclusive test to diagnose what’s wrong with them. Without proof of a physical cause, some doctors considered IBS a psychological disorder.

But that could finally change with the introduction of two simple new blood tests for spotting the disease. Dr. Mark Pimentel of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles developed the tests.

The tests, which measure antibodies in the blood, were based on research suggesting that IBS may develop after infection from a bacterial toxin found in food poisoning. Researchers believe the toxin triggers the immune system to attack a person’s intestinal tract long after the toxin is gone.

CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook, who is also a practicing internist and gastroenterologist, points out that the test is not perfect. While a positive test result is highly suggestive of IBS, only 44 percent of patients with IBS tested positive, meaning that many people who test negative could in fact still have the condition.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0126438#ack

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs-new-blood-tests/

This podcast is made available through the generous donations from our great Listeners, such as You!  If you are enjoying these HealthBeat Podcasts, Please surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link.

For information about adding Personalized HealthBeat Podcasts to your office’s Web Site, to help you attract new patients, please Email us at – healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

And remember to surf to our Show Notes, located at http://www.ChiropracticRadio.com

As always, please surf to our Podcast Show Notes at ChiropracticRadio.com for a full listing of web references mentioned in today’s show.

And remember – COT’s Healthbeat always recommends discussing any nutritional or exercise lifestyle modifications with a qualified healthcare professional.

Thank you for listening…. As always, We Want to hear from you.  Please send us emails…. Simply surf to our Web Site at ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the Email link.

You can also leave us Voice Mail…. Simply open up your Skype and type in “healthbeat”, all in small letters.

If you have an idea for a future Health Segment, please feel free to contact me directly via email …. The address is: healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

We also would appreciate your votes both at Podcastalley.com.  If you are enjoying these podcasts, please surf to our HealthBeat homepage and click on the Podcast Alley link and Yahoo links.

If you have a Web Site for your practice and you would like to add content to help attract more patients, please consider adding a Personalized HealthBeat segments to your site. Many listeners are finding this a useful content addition to an Office’s Web Site.  For more information, please send me an Email at healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

While at our Web Site, please remember to consider making a donation to help keep these Podcasts airing.  Listener support such as yours, via our PayPal link, does help in allowing us to bring these Podcasts to you weekly.

And please remember to support our sponsors by clicking their links located at ChiropracticRadio.com

Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

Pleasure in the job, puts perfection in the work.”
– Aristotle

 For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been Dr. Todd Eglow.