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Bipartisan Group Urges Pentagon to Examine Chiropractic Provider Status

Chiro.Org Blog: 15 members of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee have requested that the Department of Defense (DoD) address disparities in its treatment of doctors of chiropractic. In an Aug. 5 letter to Dr. Jonathan Woodson, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the bipartisan group noted that pay and job classification disparities have resulted in doctors of chiropractic (DCs) who treat patients at military treatment facilities (MTFs) being compensated at much lower rates than providers with comparable, or even lesser, training, skill sets and responsibilities. They urged Woodson to examine the more equitable system used by the Department of Veteran Affairs health care system to integrate chiropractic and adopt a similar approach. […]