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Ten-Year Texas Battle Resolved in Favor of Chiropractic
Monday, 01 February 2021
On Friday, the Texas Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Texas Chiropractic Board and the Texas Chiropractic Association after a ten-year battle with the Texas Medical Association over whether chiropractors in the state of Texas may include the nervous system and brain, rather than the narrow focus of the spine, in their scope of practice.  TMA argued that any reference to nerves in the chiropractic scope of practice authorized chiropractors to diagnose any neurological condition, which TMA argued, was the practice of medicine.  The Court provided the necessary clarity in Texas, and perhaps throughout the United States, that the Board rule, “merely recognizes the reality that musculoskeletal dysfunctions cannot be diagnosed or treated without considering associated nerves.”  Id. at p. 23.  The Court went on to say, “Simply put, a healthcare provider cannot diagnose a problem without ruling out other potential causes of the problem.  In other words, making a differential diagnosis is an unavoidable part of making a diagnosis.  Virtually any problem that a chiropractor treats could potentially have a non-chiropractic source.”  Id. at 27.
Appeals Court Upholds 2013 PIP Law Exclusion
Friday, 28 February 2020
An Appeals Court has upheld the 2013 PIP Law exclusion of payment reimbursements for massage or any service by a licensed massaged therapist (LMT).
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PIP Class Action Settlement Funds Available from GEICO
Wednesday, 29 January 2020
You could be owed money from Geico Companies if you treated an insured GEICO patient with a PIP deductible during the time that GEICO reduced the deductible between 2012 and 2019.  Read further to learn how to submit a claim and to learn how you can recover settlement funds at no cost.
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Florida Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Providers in PIP Deductible Case The Issue Is Now Final
Thursday, 03 January 2019

Just before the close of 2018, and in an unusual unanimous decision by the Florida Supreme Court, the years-old issue of how a PIP insurer should apply the deductible to medical bills was finally decided in favor of the providers!  In this case with Florida Hospital, it meant the difference of $200 each and every time Progressive improperly calculated the $1,000 deductible.  See Progressive Select Ins. Co. v. Florida Hospital Medical Center, 44 Fla. L. Weekly S59a (Fla. December 28, 2018)

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Florida Arrests for CBD Products Containing THC
Friday, 14 September 2018
The FCA has become aware of several non-chiropractic physician arrests in Palm Beach County and Broward County for selling, distributing and/or possessing CBD with any trace amounts of THC, including the legally allowed limit under Federal law of .03%.  No chiropractic physicians that we are aware of were arrested.
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