New RAND Report on the policy implications for CAM professions of a focus on modalities

Thu, October 15, 2015 10:30 AM | Anonymous

This report examines a problem that confronts the complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) professions whereby a profession is defined politically not by its full professional scope but by its treatment modalities. Even when CAM disciplines are defined by legal statutes as broad-based professions, this designation is not honored by such codes as the policies of insurance coverage. This project consisted of three parts: development of a background paper on the policy issues associated with the scope of practice and utilization of CAM practitioners in the health care system, input from a panel of CAM experts, and input from a panel of health care policy decisionmakers.

Read more http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/research_reports/RR1200/RR1258/RAND_RR1258.pdf

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