Study Links Chiropractic Care to Lower Costs, Faster Return to Work

May 18, 2022

  • May 23, 2022 at 11:03 am
    Interested says:
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    Of course, chiropractors are healers – homeopathic. They are about health.
    The opposite of the alopathic doctors. They are about prescribing medicine.
    Medicine is not health.

  • May 25, 2022 at 10:39 am
    Robert B Sheely DC, FICC says:
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    Chiropractic Cost Effective

    #1. Optum insurance findings: Chiropractic care is more cost effective and can reduce opioid prescribing by 26%. Findings from Optum, the health services subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group: Data shows patients, 70% of the time, choose primary care providers (PCPs) and specialists to treat their lower back pain compared to 30% who choose conservative care. The data shows conservative care: Chiropractic/Physical Therapy/Acupuncture can save $230 million dollars in annual medical expenditures and can reduce opioid prescribing by 26%. Goal for Optum in the next two years: Increase the use of conservative care in two years: 2020: Raise the referrals to DCs from MDs from 2% to 10%: Raise the use of conservative care pathway, which is increasing patient access to DCs, from 31% to 50%.#1. Optum insurance findings: http:/fwww.nationalacademies.oro/hmd/Activities/Global/lnnovationHealthProfEducationlZ0lE-DEC5A/ideos/S3162.asp.x.

    Rhode Island initiated a pilot program to lower opioid use and pain-related healthcare costs in the Medicaid population. High-risk users—defined as those who had four or more ER visits in the prior 12-month period—were eligible to receive acupuncture, chiropractic and massage services. The pilot program resulted in a 27% reduction in total average medical costs, 61% fewer average ER visits, 63% fewer average total prescriptions, and an 86% reduction in average number of opioid scripts. Every $1 spent on CAM services and program fees resulted in $2.41 of medical expense savings. #7. Rhode lsland initiated a pilot program to lower opioid use and pain-related healthcare costs in the Medicaid population. lntegrative Practitioner. April 1 1,2A17. https:/

    For older adults with chronic mechanical neck pain, spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) plus home exercise and advice (HEA) results in better clinical outcomes and lower costs versus supervised rehabilitative exercise (SRE) plus HEA, according to a study published by researchers from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. The study examined the clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of HEA, SMT plus HEA, and SRE plus HEA in a sample of 241 older adults with chronic mechanical neck pain over a one-year time horizon. Leininger et al. (2016) Spine Journal

    Older Medicare patients with chronic low back pain and other medical problems who received spinal manipulation from a chiropractic physician had lower costs of care and shorter episodes of back pain compared to patients in other treatment groups. Patients who received a combination of chiropractic and medical care had the next lowest Medicare costs, and patients who received medical care only incurred the highest costs. Weeks et al. (2016) Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics Source: Weeks et al. (2016) J Man Physiol Ther.

    A 2015 cross-sectional study of 17.7 million older adults enrolled in Medicare indicated that greater availability of chiropractic care in some areas may be offsetting Primary Care Provider services for back and/or neck pain among older adults. Researchers estimate that chiropractic care may reduce the number of Medicare patient visits to primary care medical physicians for back and/or neck pain resulting in $83.5 Million in annual savings.
    Davis et al. (2015) Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine Source: Davis et al (2015) J Am Board Fam Med

    Findings from a study utilizing data from the North Carolina State Health Plan collected between 2000-2009 show that care by a doctor of chiropractic (DC) alone or DC care in conjunction with care by a medical doctor (MD) incurred “appreciably fewer charges” for uncomplicated lower 17 back pain than MD care with or without care by a physical therapist. Hurwitz et al. (2016) Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

    Houweling et al., in a study to identify outcomes, patient satisfaction and related health care costs for the treatment of spinal, hip, and shoulder pain, where patient initial first-contact care was with a medical vs. chiropractic provider, found that patients initially consulting MDs had significantly less reduction in their numerical pain rating score and were significantly less likely to be satisfied with the care received and outcome of care. The study sample included 403 patients who had seen MDs and 316 patients who had seen DCs as initial health care providers for their complaint. The mean costs per patient over four months were significantly lower in patients initially consulting DCs (difference of U.S. $368). Houweling et al. (2015), Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

    ACCESS TO CHIROPRACTIC CARE AND THE COST OF SPINE CONDITIONS AMONG OLDER ADULTS Chiropractic care is a service that operates outside of the conventional medical system and is reimbursed by Medicare. The objective of this study was to examine the extent to which accessibility of chiropractic care affects spending on medical spine care among Medicare beneficiaries. According to the findings, among older adults, access to chiropractic care may reduce medical spending on services for spine conditions. 4. Davis MA, Yakusheva O, Liu H, et al. Access to chiropractic care and the cost of spine conditions among older adults. American Journal of Managed Care. 2019;25(8):e230-e236. than if they removed such restrictions. Liliedahl et al. (2010) Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics Sources: i Houweling et al. (2015) J Man Physiol Ther Liliedahl et al (2010) J Man Physiol Ther

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