The Montana Chiropractic Association
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Alternative Pain Therapies Could Help Quell Opioid Crisis, but Barriers Remain
As opioid overdoses surge, health professionals look to non-pharmacological treatments like chiropractic care and acupuncture.
For many Americans struggling with opioid addiction, it didn’t start with drug-filled needles or fentanyl-laced heroin, but with something far more common and less sinister: (Read More)
December 5, 2017
Matt Rosendale signed an Advisory Memorandum on December 4, 2017 relating to direct primary care plans stating that they are not insurance and not regulated by his office. There are rules to follow and if you are going to do this you are advised to contact his office for determination if a specific contract does or does not constitute insurance.
Here’s a link to the Advisory Memorandum.
Here’s the Gazette Article.
Marcus Nynas, D.C.
MCA Executive Director
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/
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!
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: