The American Chiropractor (TAC) interviews Dr. Harold McCoy, Founder and Owner of Myo-Logic, about his company’s efforts to “give back” to the chiropractic profession.
TAC: Tell us a little bit about the history of your company.
McCoy: Myo-Logic and Spinal-Logic Diagnostics began 13 years ago, to change the course of the chiropractic profession. There was, back then—as there still is today—a need for chiropractors to become more evidence based. But not just any evidence will do. We need to utilize appropriate outcome assessments that are recognized by all parties involved, whether they are patients, insurance advisers, attorneys or treating physicians.
TAC: How are you giving back to the chiropractic profession?
McCoy: Myo-Logic and Spinal-Logic have donated over a quarter of a million dollars and four years’ time to start the first non-profit chiropractic clinic in Russia. We are currently working with Dr. James Robinson and Dr. Lars Arendt-Nielsen, two top pain researchers in the world, to put together a Ph.D. scholarship program for chiropractors to improve their education as well as do research for the profession.
TAC: Being an insider on the “vendor” side of the profession, what advice do you have for our readers to help them make the best buying decisions?
McCoy: Chiropractors are faced with many decisions, one of which is what tool do I need and which one works best for what I do. Here are three questions you should ask when purchasing any tools for your clinic.
1. Will this help sell my philosophy of chiropractic?
2. Will I get a return on my investment?
3. Will this validate what I do, to my patient and the insurance companies?
TAC: What are the company’s plans for the future?
McCoy: Both Myo-Logic and Spinal-Logic have evolved to meet the needs of the profession, and will continue to do so. We are the leaders in bringing evidence based chiropractic procedures to the chiropractic profession.
TAC: Any closing remarks or advice for our readers?
McCoy: From new Senate bills to insurance companies’ mandates, chiropractic is being forced to become more evidence based. Myo-logic and Spinal-Logic meet these needs and supply you with a universal language that will allow you to speak intelligently to your patients’ insurance companies, local medical personnel, and lawyers. This documentation of evidence based outcome assessment helps you get paid more and more often.
Your income is directly related to your care management! Don’t be forced to negotiate bills that should have been covered by insurance or pay back insurance companies for post payment review because your documentation lacks medical necessity for treatment.