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Utilization, Cost, and Effects of Chiropractic Care on Medicare Program Costs

Chiro.Org Blog: An older study of Medicare cost data completed in June (2001 or 2002) by the well-known Washington, DC-based firm Muse & Associates helps prove the cost-saving impact that chiropractic care has on the current federal Medicare program. The study, titled “Utilization, Costs, and Effects of Chiropractic Care on Medicare Program Costs,” was commissioned by the ACA and is the first study of its type to compare the global, per capita Medicare expenditures of chiropractic patients to those of non-chiropractic patients receiving care in the federal Medicare program. The study utilizes data obtained from Medicare’s Standard Analytical Files for 1999–the most recent year cost data is available for analysis. […]