IHPC Response to HHS RFI on Section 2706

Follow this summary to download a IHPC's response to the "Request for Information Regarding Provider Non-Discrimination" sent in early June to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Rea

IHPC Receives Grant To Create Cost-Effectiveness Booklet

IHPC grant from Emerson Ecologics will support creation of an important reference booklet on the cost-effectiveness of integrative health services, in data and in patient stories. Read more...

Real-world analysis of strengths and demands for 2706

John Blum on Section 2706: Opportunities for CAM … in major areas of population health … to better utilize alternative practitioners, not as re-invented primary care doctors but as licensed professionals within their current scopes of practice.
May 06, 2014
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Congressional Briefing: Easing the US Healthcare Crisis — The Role of Integrative Health Care

Senate and House briefings on “Easing the US Healthcare Crisis: The Role of Integrative Health Care” brought CACHCIM and Allina Health Systems together with IHPC for presentations for congressional staff. Read more...

Coalition for Patients’ Right Letter to FTC on Healthcare Competition

IHPC strongly endorses the letter from its partner, the Coalition for Patients’ Rights (CPR) to the FTC supporting agency efforts "to address the negative effects of healthcare monopolies on patients."
April 25, 2014
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NCCAM chat emphasizes massage therapy outcomes

The discussion examined the benefits experienced by patients, and care staffs, using massage therapy in clinical settings. Read more...

Update: Californian Seeking 2706 Midwifery Coverage

Stephanie Taylor, whose petition to win insurance coverage for midwife services under the Affordable Care Act Sect. 2706 received media attention from Kaiser Health News, last week which reported on Stephanie’s experience in California.
March 08, 2014
by IHPC Editor
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A Closer Look At The Affordable Care Act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law in March 2010 ushering in a slightly different world view than the "business as usual" healthcare model America was currently operating within. Read the full article, by Bill Reddy...
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Getting to the Point – “Obamacare” and Acupuncture

A section of the Affordable Healthcare Act — “Obamacare’’ — is being hailed by patients and practitioners of acupuncture, but it may not give them all they have been seeking. Read more...
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Alternative Treatments Could See Wide Acceptance Thanks to Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act says that insurance companies "shall not discriminate" against any state-licensed health provider, which could lead to better coverage of chiropractic, homeopathic and naturopathic care. Read the
July 29, 2013
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