The Idaho Association of Chiropractic Physicians (IACP) is a professional, not-for-profit association comprised of individual members with varying philosophies. The IACP operates by democratic rule of the majority of its members through board members elected by their peers within geographic areas of the state. Its primary function is the protection and welfare of its individual members, regardless of philosophy, as well as the education of the public concerning the chiropractic profession. The IACP is the only professional association currently active in Idaho. As such we are the only state level collective voice for the profession.
The elected board of directors and other members of the association volunteer time and expertise to monitor legislative activity in the state that would affect your right to practice chiropractic. With the aid of a lobbyist the IACP is poised as the only active organization in Idaho to promote pro-chiropractic legislation while fighting negative legislation.
Through the activity of our volunteer Insurance Committee, we have the ear of the decision makers within our Medicare carrier, Industrial Commission (workers compensation) and private insurance companies, such as Blue Cross of Idaho and Regence Blue Shield. Our IACP board of directors and Committee members speak with a unified voice to these third party entities to promote the chiropractic profession as the optimum choice for health care in Idaho.
The IACP offers free district meetings where we keep our members up-to-date on legislative and insurance issues, better enabling the practicing chiropractor to focus on their practice and not have to keep up on the minute details of the evolving insurance and legal arenas. We often provide Continuing Education credits for our member doctors free of charge at these meetings.
The IACP serves as a resource of information for its members, helping to educate its doctors regarding topics such as insurance billing, payment plan legalities, cash plan legalities, record-keeping, etc. Advice is only a call away."
While we obtain some of our funds through offerings of continuing education seminars, such as our annual convention, our most important funding comes from our individual dues paying members, the practicing chiropractors in Idaho. This money is conservatively spent thanks to the massive amount of volunteer hours of our board of directors and members. The association cannot exist without its members.