Excerpt: As the data show signs of modest financial growth in the chiropractic industry, multiple waves of change stand to impact further reimbursements. But healthcare reform that increasingly favors low-cost effective care plays right into the profession's innate strengths.
About this survey. Throughout August 2015, Chiropractic Economics extended an invitation to readers to complete a Web-based survey on fees and reimbursements. Additionally, we encouraged a number of state, national, and alumni associations to distribute the survey to their members.
We limited survey participants to practicing chiropractors or their designated office managers/CAs to ensure accuracy.
Regional distribution. Participants hailed from the South (33 percent), the West (22 percent), the East (21 percent), and the Midwest (20 percent). The remaining 4 percent of respondents did not specify a region or are located outside the U.S. There were five states not represented in the year's survey including Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
Averages. Unless indicated otherwise, all numbers are given as averages.
Cash-only practices. Cash-only practices reported fees equal to reimbursement.
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