NY assn. president urges use of CCP Guidelines
article written for his organization's newsletter, Peter H.
Morgan, DC, president of the New York Chiropractic Council,
urged all chiropractors in his state to "study and utilize
the CCP guidelines in their practice."
to Dr. Morgan, "the CCP Guidelines are the only Clinical
Practice Guidelines that should be utilized by all Doctors
of Chiropractic in New York State. They are the only
guidelines congruent with the New York State Educational Law
definition of Chiropractic."
prefaced his recommendation with a warning that NY
chiropractors "have been put in a difficult position. There
are some insurance carriers that are attempting to change
the scope of Chiropractic in New York. They are trying to
turn our profession into a therapy for neck and low back
pain. And they say it requires only 6.2 visits. They have
created their own computer generated guidelines, based upon
the number of visits and conditions that they pay for. They
have peer reviewers that seem to be trained to cut off every
article also explained that the CCP guidelines, which were
updated last year, are "evidence‑based guidelines that
protect the ability of D.C.s to use analytical and
diagnostic procedures necessary to characterize the
vertebral subluxation and its effects. Parameters for
corrective procedures are based upon objective evidence of
subluxation correction, not merely temporary symptomatic
listed several solutions to the difficulties currently
experienced in New York. He stated that NY chiropractors:
study and utilize the CCP guidelines in practice;
not participate with any insurance carrier that are not
congruent with the CCP guidelines;
utilize and quote the CCP guidelines in all their internal
and external appeals; and
do the internal and external appeals.
Additionally, Morgan stressed that every NY chiropractor and
the NY State Board of Chiropractic must be educated about
the CCP guidelines ‑‑ and that the Board be urged to adopt
the guidelines as well.
article concluded with a warning about the
soon‑to‑b‑published Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice
attended a lecture by one of the CCGPP doctors who is
writing one of the chapters," Morgan explained. "I asked him
if his chapter would address vertebral subluxations. His
answer was no. My personal feeling is that this is going to
be another Mercy document."