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June 15, 2018

The Horns Have Retracted: The Value of a Mandate and the Remarkable Ascent of Chiropractic in the VA

In 2000, under a Congressional mandate requiring the  Veteran’s Administration to open its doors to chiropractors, a committee of principally VA medical staff and chiropractors was convened to guide the introduction. “What happened,” recalled Reed Phillips, DC, MSCM, PhD, “was that over time when we all saw that we each had the patients’ interests in mind, horns retracted on all sides.”
June 11, 2018

Honoring the Macy Foundation’s George Thibault: The Integrative Health Asterisk in His Muscling of Medicine Toward Team Care

In May of 2011, leaders of six healthcare professions and the US Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) convened an event at the National Press Club.
May 31, 2018

James Maskell and the Intriguing Incenticare Insurance Model for Access and Payment for Functional and Integrative Care

The co-founder of the Evolution of Medicine/Functional Forum, James Maskell, is a non-stop communicator and marketeer. He operates at the visionary edges of the integrative and functional medicine worlds. Business success. Health coaching. Blue Zones and zip-codes. Root-causes. The employer stakeholder. The “micropractice.”
May 22, 2018

Government Report: Covering Naturopathic Services Minimally Increases or Decreases Overall Costs

Those searching for the financial impact of including the integrative care of naturopathic doctors in insurance plans will find some answers in a recent government report from the state of Maine. The report also raises a next stage question.