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Why does Dr. Hillary not take health insurance for NeuroCranial Restructuring (NCR) treatment?
This is probably the number one question that I get asked by patients. First, I understand that everyone is paying high premiums, and we want our insurance to cover everything. Secondly, both Montana and Washington acknowledge Naturopathic Physicians as Primary Care Doctors and will pay for some coverage, depending on your plan.
However, I also believe that health insurance does not INSURE that we will be healthy, or receive the care that is truly needed. Contracting with insurance does not translate well for the providers such as myself - most insurers underpay providers for their time and services. This causes the provider to NEED to see more patients, and I believe quality of care is decreased. This is the old adage, " I feel like I'm not being heard and just being pushed out the door." Most doctors have to do this to pay their bills and make a living because insurance companies run the show.
NeuroCranial Restructuring (NCR) is a therapy that requires time, patience, listening, and most of all ATTENTION. I don't want any patient to feel that they aren't receiving the medical care they deserve. I only see a set number of NCR patients per session so that patient care and quality remains high, and by not taking insurance I also save the patient in the long run by not having to hire expensive billing staff.
Our office will provide an invoice that can be submitted to insurance, and many patients get a percentage back. (depending on your policy) We also offer payment plans if needed so please talk with us about your concerns prior to scheduling any appointments.
What is the difference between Bilateral Nasal Specific (BNS) and NeuroCranial Restructuring (NCR)?
There are many different types of Balloon Assisted Cranial Manipulation techniques, but the two most known and practiced are Bilateral Nasal Specific (BNS) and NeuroCranial Restructuring (NCR).
Bilateral Nasal Specific treatment works for some patients, but be aware that it is much different than the current NCR. With BNS there are more insertions per visit, no preparatory bodywork is done, there is no proprioceptive testing, and each patient receives the same treatment. BNS historically was a superb treatment for those suffering with Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, and Chronic Sinus issues, but it is not as specific and is much more intense than NCR.
Why is it important to choose a certified NCR doctor?
All practitioners who are updated and biannully certified by Dr. Dean Howell ND in NeuroCranial Restructuring (NCR) can be found at www.ncrdoctors.com. NCR has changed greatly over the years, and practitioners are re-certified at the biannual NCR Doctors Convention. The NCR that is taught now is much different than the NCR that was taught over 5 years ago; it has been improved in bodywork techniques, instrument use, and force of treatment. It is impossible to determine how each patient will respond to treatment, but Dr. Hillary's experience is that most patients who receive the updated NCR will have an improved experience of healing with less discomfort.