Merckling Chiropractic: Lowering Healthcare Costs with Better Outcomes (Part 2)

Patients Initially Consulting Doctors of Chiropractic Save Money

The average savings over 4 months for patients who initially consult a DC (doctor of chiropractic) for common back pain issues is $368 over those who initially sought treatment from their primary care physician.

Chiropractic money saver

40% Lower Medical Costs for Patients of Chiropractic Treatment

This reflect the cost of care for common back pain conditions when initiated with a chiropractic doctor, like Dr. Merckling, vs. a medical doctor/doctor of osteopathy as the first physician.

Experience of One Tennessee-Based General Health Insurer:

  • Paid costs for episodes of care initiated with a DC were almost 40% less than episodes initiated with an MD
  • Even after risk adjusting each patient’s costs, we found that episodes of care initiated with a DC were 20% less expensive than episodes Initiated with an MD

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