The Illinois Chiropractic Society passed along the following exciting commentary on a "white paper" from OptumHealth, which is a major health insurer in Peoria:
A recent study released by OptumHealth, titled “Conservative Spine Care: The State of the Marketplace and Opportunities for Improvement,” indicates there is a cost benefit in cases where patients begin care with a chiropractic physician.
The study indicated that orthopedic conditions are their #1 cost category, surpassing cardiology, gastroenterology, and oncology. However, from “an episode-based perspective, chiropractors are the most cost-efficient health care providers for the initial management of low back pain.”
Additionally, OptumHealth’s release indicates that patients who have the greatest risk of an unfavorable outcome should seek care from a chiropractic physician (see page 4). In fact, treatments from a chiropractic physician are more closely aligned to the recommended treatment guidelines for low back pain, thus resulting in “more favorable solutions at more reasonable costs.”
Find the study here.
10/17/2012 10:49:53 am
I always remind people of the lower cost treatments chiropractors offer. I don't necessarily do it as a marketing tool for myself, but rather a fact checking tool. I show people what results they can receive from chiropractic care and then I show them the cost, and most realize the difference.
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