Document Released by The Center for Health Value Innovation Calls For inclusion of Chiropractic in Patient-Centered Models of Value-Based Design
The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress is pleased to announce that the Center for Health Value Innovation (CHVI), experts in value-based design who link superior health outcomes to improved business performance, has released a landmark document: Outcomes-Based Contracting™: The Value-Based Approach for Optimal Health with Chiropractic Services. Cyndy Nayer, CEO of CHVI and the voice of value-based design, along with leaders from the Center, point to chiropractic intervention as one area in which new analysis may define the placement in the care continuum.
“The Foundation asked us to consider the insertion of chiropractic into the value-based benefit designs for low back and neck pain based upon a recently published study,” notes Nayer, citing the 2009 study Do Chiropractic Physician Services for Treatment of Low Back and Neck Pain Improve the Value of Health Benefit Plans? conducted by Niteesh Choudhry, M.D., PhD, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Arnold Milstein, M.D., MPH, which concluded that chiropractic care could be an effective and cost-efficient service for relief of pain and reduction in disability. “Because of the support from the Foundation, we were able to convene a panel of experts to consider the implications and a framework for contracting that was built on outcomes.