All of us have had health-related issues at some time or other. Whether it's low back pain, headaches, asthma, gastritis, an ankle sprain, or a rotator cuff injury, we've all had a health problem ...View Article
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Chiropractic Care is Cheaper Than M.D.
Not only is care at Barton Chiropractic in Concord safer, faster, and more effective than traditional medicine, it is also more affordable. See the study that blue cross did in 2010.
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2010 study involving 85,000 patients, evaluated low back pain care for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee's intermediate and large group fully insured population over a two-year period. The 85,000 BCBS subscribers in the insured study population had open access to MDs and DCs through self-referral, and there were no limits applied to the number of MD/DC visits allowed and no differences in co-pays. Thus, the data from this study reflect what happens when chiropractic and medical services compete on a level playing field.
This new study finds that low back pain care, initiated with a doctor of chiropractic (DC), saves 40% on health care costs, when compared with care initiated through a medical doctor (MD), the American Chiropractic Association(ACA) announced today. The study, featuring data from 85,000 Blue Cross Blue Shield beneficiaries, concludes that insurance companies that restrict access to chiropractors for low back pain treatment may inadvertently pay more for care than they would if they removed such restrictions.
6. Liliedahl RL, Finch MD, Axene DV, Goertz CM. Cost of Care for Common Back Pain Conditions Initiated With Chiropractic Doctor vs Medical Doctor/Doctor of Osteopathy as First Physician: Experience of One Tennessee-Based General Health Insurer. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. November - December 2010;33(9):640-643.
7. Nayer C, Sherman B, Mahoney J. Outcomes-Based Contracting: The Value-Based Approach for Optimal Health with Chiropractic Services. St. Louis: Center for Health Value Innovation;2010.