How many DC’s have treated patients with love, compassion and great results only to be very disappointed when the payments finally arrived. How many DC’s were told by insurance companies that there was an 80/20 coverage only to find that after the insurance company reviewed the file, the patient’s treatment was not medically necessary or the diagnosis was not appropriate for the treatment plan. Or, better yet, the patient had exhausted his or her health coverage!
There is a growing group of doctors that are combining their practices with medical doctors to find that most of their office problems have been greatly resolved. Indeed, an MD/DC DC/PT approach to the chiropractic profession is a very popular way to practice. The basic concept is that a chiropractor and a medical doctor join forces and are able to render treatment under one roof with the greatest benefits to the patient. Although there are very specific legal ramifications that need to be addressed, the concept follows a model and practical medical protocol which the insurance companies are determined to follow.
Perhaps the most fascinating part of this approach is that a director has control of this MD/DC DC/PT center, and all of this can be done legally with proper counsel. I have been practicing this way for several years and have taught this concept to doctors around the country. As a practicing doctor, I encountered the limits of health coverage and the limits insurance companies are putting on health care on a daily basis. The MD/DC DC/PT approach has enabled me to practice at a much greater profit and less restrictions. My patients, my most important asset, have benefited immensely.
Because I practiced full-time and have since I graduated, I became aware of the everyday changes the insurance companies are bringing. I am convinced that the only way to practice today is to join forces with the MD’s, PT’s and the rest of the medical community to treat as many patients as possible the holistic/natural way, without discrimination. After being in private practice for many years and became a consultant I then joined Consultants of America to be able to offer all doctors unmatched and more diversified services.
I want to get paid for my services, a very reasonable request and a definite possibility. Hundreds of patients, respect, results, getting paid for all my work and all under one roof – can you think of a better way to practice?
Yours in health,
Dr. Daniel H. Dahan