A September 4, 2012, release by the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress addresses the role of chiropractic in onsite corporate clinics. The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing public awareness of chiropractic care.
On September 6, 2012, the F4CP sponsored Ross M. Miller, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Executive for the Cerner Corporation, as a speaker at the 2012 Institute for HealthCare Consumerism Forum West being held on September 6-7, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism states on their website that they are “A Conference Series for Innovative Health and Benefits Management.” The conference, which is attended by the leaders in healthcare, is designed to discuss the future of healthcare in the United States.
Dr. Miller made a presentation titled, “Onsite Health Clinics: Break the Financial and Clinical Burdens of Musculoskeletal Conditions.” The focus of his presentation was the proposal that chiropractic should be included in services as a component of onsite corporate health clinics.
Dr. Miller commented, “As employers seek to offset rising costs and improve employee health, the latest industry trends point to providing an onsite clinic.” Dr. Miller, also points out that the Cerner Corporation has recently published a paper entitled “Value of Chiropractic Services at Onsite Health Centers.” This paper documents that the inclusion of chiropractic has benefits relative to healthcare utilization and improved functional status of musculoskeletal conditions. He explains, “By including services that facilitate improved musculoskeletal condition management and functional status within onsite clinics, there is potential both for reduced direct and indirect costs, including absenteeism and productivity losses.”
The F4CP release also quotes their representative, Laura Carabello, touting the qualifications of Dr. Miller by saying, “Dr. Miller demonstrates upstanding credentials and experience in the onsite sector. The F4CP is privileged to have him present this research on its behalf to the highly influential group.”
The release also notes that, “Dr. Miller functions as the national medical director for Cerner’s employer-sponsored onsite primary and urgent care and occupational health centers with oversight of all clinical services, wellness programs, chronic condition management, and benefit administration.”