The American Chiropractic Association is urging all CTI providers to cease teaching the basic CTI skills taught in its classes.
The CTI curriculum, which was introduced in 2006 and covers a wide variety of conditions including chronic pain, burns, arthritis and joint disorders, was supposed to be the foundation of the CTI credential program.
The program has since been phased out, replaced by a more specialized version, CTI-SOCI, which covers many more conditions.
In its submission to the Association, CTIC states that the new curriculum, designed by CTIC, is “not in line with the CTIC mission or values.”
“We are deeply disappointed in this decision by CTI,” CTIC wrote.
“CTI’s training curriculum has been developed to address the specific challenges faced by CTIs in the United States.
In particular, CTIs have historically faced challenges in addressing the medical costs associated with certain chronic conditions, and in particular, COPD, which are particularly high among CTIs.
CTIs are often left out of health insurance and the federal and state health insurance programs.
CTI has provided training on how to identify and treat COPD patients and how to manage their health needs.
However, the current CTI program has not adequately addressed the underlying medical conditions that CTIs often face.
CTIC also has significant concerns about the way that the current curriculum is being implemented in schools and other settings.
CTII, a CTI certification training program, is a model that has been proven effective in training CTIs to manage COVID-19.
CTIB, a similar program, was established in 2004 and is being phased down.
“It is imperative that CTI continue to be an important component of the healthcare system.” “
We urge all CTIs, medical providers and their insurance companies to discontinue the use of CTI as a credentialing model,” CTI states.
“It is imperative that CTI continue to be an important component of the healthcare system.”
The American College of Physicians released a statement calling the decision “a significant setback to the care CTIs receive and the education CTIs must receive.”
“We commend CTIC for taking the appropriate steps to ensure CTI programs are not taught in the future and look forward to the opportunity to work with them to determine the future direction of CTIs’ programs,” the statement said.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons said that it is not surprised by the CTIA’s decision.
“While we recognize that CTIA has made a significant effort to address COVID epidemics in a number of ways, we are disappointed by the elimination of CTIA-certified training,” the organization said.
“This decision does not address the many CTIs who rely on CTI for their health care needs.
We also remain concerned about the potential for CTI to be used as a tool for the credentialing of healthcare professionals and to discourage CTIs from accessing quality healthcare.”
The Association said it has asked CTIC to provide a written statement explaining why the program was discontinued and to ensure that CTIC will maintain the CTII credential.
CTIO’s statement, issued in response to a query about why CTI was no longer being taught, says that the organization was not informed of the proposed changes until a few days before it made the announcement.
The association said it is committed to continuing to train CTIs as the best way to meet the challenges of chronic conditions.
“While CTI is the most widely recognized CTI and training credential, it has been discontinued because the CTIO program is not in line for continued enrollment,” CTIO said.
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