Chiropractic Yields Improved Outcomes, Costs, and Absenteeism and Increases Employee Retention
The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress is proud to announce the launch of its brand-new corporate wellness white paper, “Corporate Innovators Integrate Chiropractic Care into Healthcare Clinics.”
This paper validates the benefits of chiropractic care, which include improved outcomes, reduced costs and absenteeism, and increased employee retention for companies when fully integrated into a multidisciplinary corporate healthcare clinic.
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Contents of the Full White Paper
Intro / Contributors
A Different Approach to Healthcare
On-site, Near-Site and Shared-Site Clinics
How Clinics Differ
Benefits to Employers
Cost Savings, Reduced Absenteeism, Healthier Employees, Retention
Benefits to Employees
Patient Satisfaction, Improved Health, Reduced Opioid Use
Making the Case for Chiropractic
The following is an excerpt from the “Corporate Innovators Integrate Chiropractic Care into Healthcare Clinics” white paper.
Intro / Contributors
Did you know that corporate healthcare clinics are on the rise in the United States?
Sixty-five percent of large corporations are expected to feature company healthcare clinics by 2020.
Even more surprising to many is that small employers are starting to offer on-site wellness and healthcare services as well. At most clinics, employees are asking specifically for chiropractic care. In fact, patients, healthcare administrators, and medical physicians all see value when chiropractic care is integrated into multidisciplinary settings, according to new research. Fully integrating chiropractic care improves outcomes, reduces costs and absenteeism, and increases employee retention for companies.
For this white paper, the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress interviewed several doctors of chiropractic (DCs) about their experiences working in corporate healthcare clinics.
Dr. Bill Updyke
DC for Fortune 100 Silicon Valley-Based Networking Company and Advisor for F4CP’s Worksite Health Clinics Initiative
Dr. Curt Krause
DC for Cerner, a Global Healthcare Technology Company
Dr. Matthew McCormack
DC, Vice President and Co-Founder of Motiva Health
Dr. Kale Ptacek
DC, President and Co-Founder of Motiva Health
Dr. Dan Lord
DC, Physical Medicine Program Manager for Crossover Health
Dr. Robert Murray
DC, Physical Medicine Team Lead for One Medical
A Different Approach to Healthcare
Corporations have become increasingly concerned with the high costs of healthcare for their employees in the United States. The announcement in early 2018 from Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase that they would form an independent healthcare company for their U.S. employees is a perfect example of how corporations are becoming more involved in tackling high healthcare costs. Many companies have been offering corporate health or wellness clinics as part of the solution. In fact, more than 30 percent of companies already have an on-site clinic. That number rises above 50 percent for companies with more than 5,000 employees, according to the National Association of Worksite Health Centers (NAWHC), and the group is projecting that 65 percent of large employers will operate them by 2020.
A workplace clinic is a setting where an employer offers one or more medical and wellness services, delivered by licensed providers, to all or a designated portion of its active population and other eligible individuals. Today’s clinics are often referred to as “health and wellness centers” due to the wide range of first aid, occupational health, acute, primary, specialty, condition management, wellness, and ancillary services offered at the location. Many businesses are now reaping the benefits of offering wellness programs, including chiropractic care, as part of their on-site corporate clinic. According to a recent study conducted by NAWHC, the majority of employers surveyed said their employees have expressed interest in chiropractic services at their clinics. As the leaders in neuro-musculoskeletal injury prevention and treatment, chiropractic care can be easily implemented in integrative health centers, practices, and on-site at companies.
Corporate health clinics, whether on-site, near-site, or shared-site, are evolving to meet the specific needs of employers of all sizes and industries. In fact, experts predict they will continue to gain popularity and grow by 15 to 20 percent each year. Small- to medium-sized businesses are starting to utilize retail clinics, such as CVS or Walgreens, or have on-site nurse practitioners or other providers. Many companies are utilizing technologies, such as telemedicine, so employees don’t have to spend several hours going off-site for a doctor’s visit. The ideal, well-rounded, and fully integrated healthcare team consists of a medical doctor, an optometrist, a dentist, a nutrition and fitness coach, and a doctor of chiropractic. As such, a growing number of employers are adding chiropractic care to the wellness portfolio. By adding chiropractic care, employers will strengthen the opportunity for cost savings, improved outcomes, greater worker productivity, and stronger employee retention. The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress | www.f4cp.org21
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