You cannot be a consultant on many insurance panels without being a diplomate.
No other doctor is allowed, by ACRB bylaws, to do a review of your bills without being a diplomate, with the Board being oversight for excessive bill cutting by consultants.
The Board is currently working to get tiered reimbursements for certified and diplomate rehabilitation doctors.
More insurance companies will, and are, following Medicare’s guidelines for therapeutic care – “passive modalities are to be used for 2-4 weeks maximum without therapeutic (active rehab) care.” This means that Medicare will only allow a few weeks of modalities without the patients becoming involved in the rehab care process. When this is applied to all insurances, reimbursement will be greatly curtailed without rehab as part of the care program.
Medicare is looking at adding full coverage to chiropractic benefits, but will require board certified doctors only for many procedures, the same as MD’s. This is something that the Board and College will stress.
You have a higher degree of defensibility, in the event of a malpractice case.
You have a greater degree of expertise when testifying in court.
Your Rehab Board and College are continuing to work on providing more benefits and access to care options and will continue to do so. In the past seven years, the ACRB has grown to become one of the largest and most progressive boards in chiropractic.
You receive four (4) hours of continuing education credits for completion of the yearly recertification process.
You will receive a 10% discount with Meyer Distributing.
Your name and contact info (such as address, phone #, e-mail, website link) will appear on our active registry, which could be a potential referral source.
Most importantly, you will receive the knowledge to better serve your patients and get a higher level of reimbursement at the same time.