Top Health Inf Manage. 1998 May; 18(4): 39-45.
Measuring the quality of chiropractic alternative care in a managed care environment.
First Credentialing Quality Assurance, Phoenix, AZ, USA.
Today's health care environment is more consumer driven with regard to quality issues, and consumers want open access to alternative care, which includes chiropractic care. Given the growing demand for quality, the majority of the top health care plans are requiring their providers to participate in a credentialing process and an on-site office review. These standards allow managed care organizations to make an informed, objective decision regarding the network selection process of chiropractic providers.