Montana Chiropractic Association

The Montana Chiropractic Association

Dedicated to promoting and advancing the quality of chiropractic care.

September 7, 2017

For Immediate Release:

Montana Chiropractic Association Members to Offer Free Care for All Wildland Firefighters Who Are Battling Fires During the Remainder of September.

We have all been shocked and saddened to see so much of our great state on fire this summer. At the same time, we are grateful for the brave men and women who are fighting these devastating wild fires. To that end, the Board of Directors at the Montana Chiropractic Association has voted unanimously to endorse a way of showing our gratitude by sponsoring a mechanism for our members to offer free chiropractic care to all wildland firefighters during the remainder of September.

Wildland Firefighters: to see a list of participating chiropractors, please go to our web site at www.mtchiro.org. Simply call any one of the

participating chiropractors and schedule your appointment. The care you receive will be absolutely free – no insurance company involvement whatsoever, no deductibles, no co-pays. We want to thank our firefighters for their tireless work to save our forests, range lands, private property and communities!

New Tool Available

Here is a link to the CMS tool to look up your individual NPI number to determine if you are required to participate in MIPS for 2017.  If you are exempt you may still report performance to learn what may be required of you in the future.  When you follow the link, be sure to use your personal and not your practice NPI number.  https://qpp.cms.gov/learn/eligibility

 

Chiropractic Care for Older Adults

Did you know that on average, 15% of your chiropractic clients are 65 and older? Like other age groups, older adults use chiropractic services most often for musculoskeletal complaints. As people live longer, healthier lives, increasing emphasis is being placed on their ability to function independent from family and other caregivers. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) states that a key way to ensure “healthy aging” is to increase or maintain functional ability. You can help your older adult clientele with this fundamental need. A new study “Best Practices for Chiropractic Care for Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Consensus Update” was published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics May of 2017. You may view the document, and its findings here:

Best Practices for Chiropractic Care for Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Consensus Update

 

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