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In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –
- Final Rules Affecting CMS Payments for 2018
- And Finally a Story about Effects of Cervical Manipulation on Range of Motion, Strength Performance, and Cardiovascular Outcomes
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Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #612 recorded November 10, 2017.
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Final Rules Affecting CMS Payments for 2018
ChiroCode recently sent out a bulletin concerning upcoming coding changes for 2018.
On November 2, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the CMS, announced the finalization of four rules which directly impact the following payment systems:
- Physician Fee Schedule Final Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions for CY 2018
- Hospital OPPS and ASC Payment System and Quality Reporting Programs Changes for 2018
- HHAs: Payment Changes for 2018
- Quality Payment Program Rule for Year 2
Of these four rulings, the physician fee schedule rule and the Quality Payment Program Rule are the most applicable to doctors of chiropractic.
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Effects of Cervical Manipulation on Range of Motion, Strength Performance, and Cardiovascular Outcomes
Cervical high-velocity low-amplitude (HVLA) manipulation technique is among the oldest and most frequently used chiropractic manual therapy, but the physiologic and biomechanics effects were not completely clear.
The aim of this review, published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, was to describe the effects of cervical HVLA manipulation techniques on range of motion, strength, and cardiovascular performance.
The review shows that cervical HVLA manipulation treatment results in a large effect size on increasing cervical range of motion and mouth opening.
In patients with lateral epicondylalgia, cervical HVLA manipulation resulted in increased pain-free handgrip strength, with large effect sizes.
Finally, in subjects with hypertension the blood pressure seemed to decrease after cervical HVLA manipulation.
Higher quality studies are needed to develop a stronger evidence-based foundation for HVLA manipulation techniques as a treatment for cervical conditions.
Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28731832/
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