Dynamic Chiropractic - December 6, 1991, Volume 09, Issue 25|
Late Breaking Stories
New Medicare Fee ScheduleEffective January 1, 1992, Medicare payments for physicians' services will be based on a national fee schedule.
The change was enacted by Congress as part of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act to correct long-standing inequities in the physician payment system.
Should MDs Refer More Patients to Chiropractors?Two MDs debate this subject in a point/counterpoint that appeared in Physician's Weekly, November 18, 1991. You'll be interested in their comments.
Also included in that issue is a short article on chiropractic manipulation under anesthesia.
Georgia Senator Promises Hearings on S.68Senator Sam Nunn (D-Georgia), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee has pledged to hold hearings in 1992 on the commissioning of DCs in the military.
Quality Assurance Conference Seeks Your InputThe Quality Assurance Conference for developing guidelines of chiropractic practice (January 25-30 at the Mercy Center near San Francisco), has added five more participants to its consensus panel, bring the total to 35 participants.
Members of the chiropractic profession are being encouraged to provide input for any of the guideline chapters.
Indiana State Chiropractic Association Wins Major Victory vs. State Farm InsuranceThe ISCA issued a formal complaint to their state insurance commissioner concerning State Farm's claims management practices. The commissioner ruled in favor of the ISCA and ordered State Farm to correct its deficient claims' practices.
See Upcoming Issues for Details!