Council on Chiropractic Guidelines & Practice Parameters

It has come to my attention that yet another small group of individuals in our profession is hard at work spreading misinformation amongst their colleagues, this time in regards to CCGPP’s formulation of acute and chronic care guidelines and treatment algorithms. Since these previously published guidelines were developed for the sole reason of successfully helping the profession and its individual doctors, I would like to explain how these guidelines and subsequent algorithms came about.

Parker College Takes a Stance on Proposed CCE Changes

Parker College recently provided feedback and took an official position on the proposed revision of the CCE standards. The college found the process constructive and insightful. Parker thoroughly and carefully read the standards and found some revisions that they feel will be beneficial to the profession and some areas of concern that they felt needed further clarity.

CCGPP on the Proper Use of Guidelines

Recently we were contacted about the appropriateness of individual states endorsing one guideline document over another. While we have no control over how any state association, governmental agency or payor uses or endorses guidelines, we would ask that each executive director and each individual doctor consider the proper use of guidelines and how these important documents potentially impact our profession, both from within and without Chiropractic.

COCSA Bridging The River To Success

Report of the Annual Meeting of the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations – State chiropractic leaders gathered in San Antonio TX November 6-8, 2008 for the annual meeting of the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations. Set to the theme “Bridging the River for Success,” over 137 delegates from 44 state chiropractic associations participated in round table discussions and workshops aimed at improving their operations and overall effectiveness in serving their members and advancing the chiropractic profession.

Council on Chiropractic Guidelines & Practice Parameters

In an effort to properly position chiropractic care in the current and emerging healthcare market, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has requested the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters’ (CCGPP) assistance in creating appropriate definitions of care. The ACA is seeking appropriate definitions of acute chiropractic care, chronic/recurrent chiropractic care, health promotion and wellness chiropractic care, relative to the healthcare market at large. This project was announced earlier this month at the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas.