A unique training opportunity awaits! Want to earn an incentive & continuing education credit by taking a free training module specifically designed for first-contact spine care providers?

The Michigan Back Pain Collaborative (MIBAC) offers clinician training modules free-of-charge for the trainee. Chiropractors who are BCBSM providers, APPs* including NPs and PAs, and PCPs who are affiliated with a Physician Organization are invited to participate in these online, on-demand modules. Incentives are available for PCPs in a PO and BCBSM-participating Chiropractors. For 2023, new trainees who are eligible can earn $100 for training completion and are also eligible for continuing education credit. (Final approval of incentives is subject to BCBSM provider status at the time of payment).

MIBAC Clinician Training Details:

The MIBAC 2023 Practitioner Training is now available. Please select “Register for Training” if you have not yet registered, or “Log-in to Training” if you are resuming a previous session from 2022. If you are reviewing the training and did not log-in during the 2022 calendar year, you will need to make a new account as we are working with a different training platform.  It is only for individuals who did not take the training module in 2021. The requirement for PCPs and Chiropractors is a 90-minute training module

The training programs from Spine Care Partners have been used in a variety of settings, in several different states (i.e. New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island), and have consistently had high levels of participant satisfaction and strong evidence of success in defined measures of appropriate care patterns (e.g. use of imaging, rate of surgical referrals, etc.). This program has been successfully implemented through Excellus Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Upstate New York).

Testimonials from MIBAC participants:

“Our family has been in chiropractic practice for over 95 years. We feel the MIBAC training reinforced current practices and protocols in our office. We also feel that it gave us additional training in management of acute low back pain cases. The aspect of opening up collaboration and referrals with other healthcare professionals is also a great plus. When individuals, groups, and offices work together for the good of the patient’s needs, favorable and cost-effective outcomes can certainly be achieved. We are proud to be a part of the MIBAC initiative.”


Sally Blossom, DC, and Daniel Blossom, DC

“The MIBAC collaboration has helped our clinic build relationships with local primary care physicians to help properly co-manage spine pain patients in an efficient manner in terms of triage, diagnosis and appropriate treatment.”


“I went through the level 1 training and especially enjoyed the communication tips and the video for the back exam.  I have used these tools to help educate my patients, and my patients have been very receptive to my recommendations.”


Emmanuel Dizon, MD

MIBAC is funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM). Although they provide funding, the views and opinions of the collaborative do not express the views of BCBSM. We are grateful for their ongoing support.


If you are a first-contact spine care provider, practice, or physician organization and would like more information about the program and how you can get involved, please contact us using the link below.


Michigan Back Collaborative
Henry Ford Health

Office of Clinical Quality & Safety

1 Ford Place

Detroit, Michigan 48202




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