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Newfoundland DCs in dispute over fees with WorkplaceNL


April 25, 2016
By Canadian Chiropractor staff

The Newfoundland and Labrador Chiropractic Association (NLCA) is locked in a dispute with the province’s workers’ compensation agency over setting the fees that chiropractors can charge for assessing an injury and giving a timeline for return to work.

According to a report from CBC new website, WorkplaceML has told workers their chiropractic treatments are still covered despite the current disagreement with the association.

A memorandum of understanding between WorkplaceNL and NLCA expired April 23, and no agreement has been reached on how to set the rates yet.

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WorkplaceNL CEO Leslie Galway, in a statement to the CBC, assured injured workers will continue to have coverage for chiropractic treatments beyond the agreement expiration. She told CBC that her agency will pay a reasonable fee for treatment, “and we consider a reasonable fee to be those that existed in January in 2016.”

NLCA CEO Darrell Wade told the CBC his association members are “upset” that other health professional groups are being paid more. “It just doesn’t respect the valuable information that our members provide,” Wade told CBC.

Galway said WorkplaceNL want to continue talks with the chiropractic association.

Read the full report from CBC News here.


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