Monthly Archives: December 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 –

  • Kinematic analysis for shoulder and pelvis coordination
  • And Finally, a Story about the US Senate Passing a Bill to Expand Chiropractic Services at Major VA Medical Centers

For HealthBeat, Wishing everyone a Safe, Happy and Healthy Holiday season … This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #534 recorded December 25, 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/healthbeat0534.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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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 ….

 

Kinematic analysis for shoulder and pelvis coordination

The purpose of a study published in the journal Gait Posture, was to compare the kinematics of the shoulder and pelvis based on range of motion (ROM), angular velocity, and relative phase (RP) values during trunk axial rotation.

All participants were asked to perform axial trunk rotation activities at a self-selected speed to the end of maximum range in a standing position. The outcome measures included ROM, angular velocity, and relative phase on the shoulder and pelvis in the transverse plane and were analyzed based on the demographic characteristics between groups.

The results of this study indicated that there was a difference in pelvic rotation in the transverse plane between groups during axial trunk rotation.

It would be important to coordinate postural stability between the shoulder and pelvic girdles during ambulation; however, the pattern of trunk movement decreased with age due to possible pelvic stiffness in subjects with recurrent LBP.

Therefore, improved pelvic flexibility for coordinated trunk movement patterns would help subjects with recurrent LBP.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.gaitposture.com/article/S0966-6362%2814%2900601-8/abstract

 

 

US Senate Passes Bill to Expand Chiropractic Services at Major VA Medical Centers

The U.S. Senate has approved legislation that will improve the delivery of benefits to America’s veterans, bringing them one step closer to gaining further access to the essential services provided by doctors of chiropractic (DCs) at major Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers. S. 1203, the 21st Century Veterans Benefits Delivery Act, passed under unanimous consent and has been referred to the U.S. House of Representatives, where it awaits action.

Section 102 of the Act, titled “Expansion of Provision of Chiropractic Care and Services to Veterans,” calls for the chiropractic benefit to be carried out at a minimum of two additional medical centers or clinics per Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) no later than two years after enactment of the bill, with the program being implemented at no less than 50 percent of all medical centers in each VISN within three years of enactment. There are nearly 160 VA treatment facilities nationwide. Currently, DCs serve at 66 treatment facilities across the country.

Especially important to note in the bill is the further integration of chiropractic services available to veterans, which was broadened to include services provided by DCs under the Preventive Health Services and Medical categories in addition to the existing coverage area of Rehabilitative Services, placing DCs in service categories previously closed to them.

Surf to our Show Notes for the full ACA Press Release – http://www.acatoday.org/level2_css.cfm?T1ID=14&T2ID=36

 

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
– Helen Keller

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

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Show Notes for December 11, 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 –

  • NY Closure of Health Co-Op
  • And Finally, a Story about the ACA President update on the National Medicare Campaign

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #533 recorded December 11, 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/healthbeat0533.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 ….

 

 

 

NY Closure of Health Co-Op

The sudden collapse of the largest nonprofit insurance cooperative created by President Barack Obama’s health care law is causing headaches in New York, especially for medical providers owed millions of dollars for treating the failed plan’s patients.

More than 200,000 people insured through Health Republic Insurance of New York had until late November to sign up with another company if they want to maintain coverage in December.

State regulators ordered the insurer to shut down at the end of the month because of severe financial problems. They are also investigating what they say were inaccurate financial filings by the company.

The closure — part of a wave of failures of the new co-ops nationwide — has been a big hassle for Health Republic policyholders, who have had to shop around quickly for alternative coverage.

The situation may be worse, though, for doctors, hospitals and other clinicians. They are legally obligated to continue treating Health Republic patients through the end of the month but have been given no assurances they will ever be paid for that care.

MagnaCare, the company that had provided Health Republic with its large network of medical providers, tried to stem losses by ending its agreement with the insurer on Oct. 19, but the state intervened Nov. 5 and ordered the network to keep seeing patients through the end of the month, saying a shutdown would be too disruptive.

Officials in New York’s Department of Financial Services and the state’s health plan marketplace have said that for now they are focusing their energy on making sure Health Republic’s policyholders switch to another plan without a disruption in their care.

Surf to our Show Notes for the full article – http://goo.gl/u2h08e

 

ACA President Updates on National Medicare Campaign

Recently, ACA President Dr. Anthony Hamm sent out the following letter to update the profession on the ACA’s National Medicare Campaign.  Following is a partial recap of this letter.

“Last month, ACA officially launched a national grassroots campaign designed to achieve full physician status for doctors of chiropractic in Medicare — an effort that seeks to correct the long-standing arbitrary and discriminatory limitation on our ability to be reimbursed for all necessary services that fall within individual state scopes of practice.

The launch of this campaign, the National Medicare Equality Petition, comes after many years of intensive behind-the-scenes efforts that sought to convince the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to issue regulatory changes that would address many of our concerns and those of Medicare beneficiaries.

After many years of work by both staff and volunteers, significant resources allocated to this effort and detailed supportive information repeatedly presented to CMS — the non-responsiveness of this agency clearly reflects an unreasonable bias against our profession.  While we will continue to dialog with CMS and press our concerns regarding a number of issues of vital importance to the profession, we are now prepared to take our concerns directly to Congress. We are determined to do so in in an ongoing and highly robust fashion that will ultimately replace an archaic law.

The success of our campaign will depend on your participation – and your ability to reach out to your patients, supporters, and colleagues to marshal the widespread support needed to sustain the intense grassroots lobbying that will pressure Congress into taking action.

 

You will receive more information about this phase of the campaign in future ACA communications.”

Surf to our Show Notes for the full Letter – http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=33a5c64f20b7f191edb22960d&id=d8454d8b96&e=129deb26d3

 

 

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:

If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know and start charging for it.”
– Kim Garst

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


Show Notes for December 4, 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 –

  • Manipulation of the Feet
  • And Finally, a Story about Medicare Local Coverage Determination

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #532 recorded December 4, 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/healthbeat0532.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 ….

 

 

Manipulation of the Feet

The purpose of a retrospective case series published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, was to describe treatment outcomes for patients with plantar digital neuralgia (PDN) (Morton’s neuroma) who were treated using foot manipulation.

Charts were reviewed retrospectively for patients with a diagnosis of PDN and who received a minimum of 6 treatments consisting of manipulation alone. Visual analogue pain scales (VAS) and pressure threshold meter readings (PTM) were extracted as outcome measures.

The study concluded that the patients with plantar digital neuralgia who were included in this case series improved with conservative care that included only foot manipulation.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26257593

 

 

Medicare Local Coverage Determination

ChiroCode recently published the following concerning the Medicare Local Coverage Determination.

The Medicare LCD (Local Coverage Determination) is an excellent and necessary tool for appropriate Medicare coding. Medicare LCDs are also excellent tools for training as they contain a comprehensive list of ICD-10 codes that are anticipated to be commonly used among payers for chiropractic services.

Each state or region has established the Medicare LCD that is specific to that area. To avoid Medicare billing errors, providers should obtain their local LCD now and familiarize with those ICD-10 codes that are approved by Medicare.

Every Medicare Contractor has published the “Future” LCD for ICD-10 which went into effect on 10/1/2015. To obtain your Medicare LCD, you may simply search the Medicare Coverage Database or visit the website to your local Medicare Contractor and follow the tab labeled ‘LCDs’.

Providers are responsible for following current coding guidelines and should verify this information as the ICD-10 implementation date has occurred.

Surf to our Show Notes for the full article – https://chirocode.com/blog/medicare-icd-10-lcds-local-coverage-determination-state

 

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:

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
– Steve Jobs

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