Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

January 27, 2018

Prescription Opioid Overdoses

Status: “I don’t think we’ve ever seen anything like this. Certainly not in modern times.” –Robert Anderson (CDC Control & Prevention Death Statistics Director), December 2016

In other news… “86% reduction in opioid prescriptions when complimentary and alternative care (including chiropractic) was included as a coverage benefit.” (Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island Clinical Practice Guideline, Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM), December 2014

Side note: this Legislative session the insurance industry has 15 lobbyist whose top priority is to squash Senate Bill 6157 (House Bill 2837)  – a bill that would prohibit one of their favorite barriers to patients accessing care: prior authorization. This burden is one way that care is denied to people who want to seek non-pharmacological (e.g., chiropractic) care. It is worth remembering that at the top of the food chain of every insurance company is a “Medical Director”.

Have you called your Legislator this week? Maybe a call from you will help.

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