By Dr. Jay Greenstein
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Dr. Jay Greenstein of Sport and Spine Rehab clinics on the East coast talks about declining reimbursements and what the CCGPP is doing to help all doctors of chiropractic learn the necessary information. Watch his video testimonial above.
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Improving Reimbursement through the use of Evidence Based Guidelines
Information about the CCGPP:
Vision: A world in which doctors of chiropractic provide evidence-based care and utilize best practices to lead the way in improving health and wellness for its people.
Mission: To promote, protect, and support chiropractic’s evolving relationship between the patient, the provider and evidence-based research.
The CCGPP Goals:
• To promote the improvement of the quality of chiropractic services and of the professional reputation of doctors of chiropractic
• To promote the intellectual, academic, and clinical integrity of chiropractic practice
• To promote the intellectual, academic, and clinical integrity of practice guidelines and PR
Why the CCGPP’s work is important
CCGPP has taken steps to assemble a group of individuals who have the interest, experience, education, and proven follow-through to produce, support and disseminate an effective document of this magnitude. We have solicited assistance from all chiropractic colleges, national organizations and from appropriate individuals from outside the profession. We are building a resource for chiropractic doctors and for others who interact with the chiropractic profession: patients, those considering chiropractic care, other health care providers, insurers, governmental bodies and others. This resource, named the Chiropractic Clinical Compass©, promises to be the most thorough and informative process in its category for chiropractic doctors and other stakeholders to date.
Why Do We Need Documents Detailing Evidence for Chiropractic Practice?
Health care delivery is evolving. Health care policy makers are requiring continued validation of competency and legitimacy from all professions. The chiropractic profession needs to establish its own widely accepted practice document to specifically detail what the profession does. Where internally developed documentation is absent, payers and policy makers substitute their own. The profession must not permit itself to be a victim of documents pressed upon the profession by other entities which distort and restrict chiropractic care without evidence. Now is the time to answer that charge and refocus health care delivery on the process and the patient. An equally important feature of such a document is to identify evidence that is helpful to chiropractic doctors in order to increase efficacy in practice. With the increasing volume of research material, it is difficult for all providers to keep pace, and CCGPP assists in serving that end by evaluating evidence and rating it for applicability, validity and ease of use.
How Useful Will it Be in the Reimbursement Industry?
CCGPP is taking steps to implement the utilization of the literature syntheses and consensus reports with third party payors throughout the health care industry. By providing the latest evidence demonstrating the efficacy of chiropractic management of health concerns, the CCGPP is endeavoring to improve coverage and reimbursement for appropriate chiropractic care.
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