Complementary and alternative medicine may reduce costs of care
PCPs oriented toward complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) rather than surgical and pharmaceutical intervention demonstrated reductions both in clinical and cost utilization compared with colleagues who used conventional medicine only, according to a study published last year in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.1 The findings suggest that involving doctors of chiropractic (DC) as PCPs in a capitated model can decrease costs while maintaining quality outcomes, according to lead author Richard L. Sarnat, MD, president of Alternative Medicine Integration (AMI) Group, LP, of Highland Park, IL.
- ICD-10 Delay Alters Provider, Vendor Prep
- Providers Lag as Consumers Set Agenda
- Payment Reform Naysayers 'Better Wake Up'
- As Hospitalist Patient Loads Rise, So Do Hospital Costs
- Crisis Spurs Healthcare Payment Reform in Arkansas
- HIT Leaders Want Flexibility, Transparency from Next HHS Chief
- Esther Dyson Launches Population Health Challenge
- Reduce Readmissions by Activating Patients to Do 'Self-Care'
- Advance Directives: Let's Make a Law
- Hire Care Coordinators Strategically