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ACA Vows Continued Work With HHS During Leadership Transition
by ACA Government Relations
4/11/2014 10:22:58 AM

Following the resignation of U.S. Department of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the ACA today announced it will continue its efforts, without hesitation, to ensure DCs and their patients are treated fairly and equitably with regard to the implementation of the PPACA and other key issues such as fully integrating DCs in new and emerging health care models.


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Top Stories

BREAKING NEWS: Senate Approves "Doc Fix" Bill, Delay of ICD-10
by American Chiropractic Association
4/1/2014 9:11:18 AM

Yesterday the U.S. Senate voted to pass the House-approved "doc fix" bill that will prevent a 24 percent cut in reimbursements to physicians treating Medicare beneficiaries that was set to go into effect on April 1.


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Top Stories

ACA Offers ICD-10 Resources and Online Toolkit
by American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
11/8/2013 2:13:14 PM

In anticipation of the switch to ICD-10 coding in the United States next year, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has created an online toolkit with resources to help all chiropractic physicians understand and prepare for the transition.


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NYSCA News

NYSCA 2014 Spring Convention Highlights
by NYSCA Staff Writer
3/26/2014 3:41:41 PM

The NYSCA at its annual convention at Mohegan Sun (Uncasville, CT) presented a robust educational forum that highlight changes in healthcare and the potential role for chiropractic. 


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NYSCA News

What Have We Done For You Lately?
by NYSCA Staff Writer
9/30/2013 11:09:27 AM

Being a NYSCA member has many tangible benefits.  In addition to these, being a member also supports your profession by funding the operation of various committees, headed by volunteers who work to advocate for your interests.  The NYSCA Committees have submitted the following report of their recent activities for your review.

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Insurance News

New EHR Incentive Programs Tipsheet for Eligible Professionals Practicing in Multiple Locations
by NGS Medicare
4/17/2014 8:54:54 AM

Are you an eligible professional practicing in multiple locations? Review the new Multiple Locations Tipsheet for information on how to successfully demonstrate meaningful use in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs.


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Insurance News

EHR Incentive Programs: Learn More about the Batch Reporting Option for 2014
by NGS Medicare
4/17/2014 8:50:19 AM

Are you part of a group practice with multiple eligible professionals or part of a system of eligible hospitals participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program? If so, you now have the option to submit your attestations through the batch reporting method.


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Insurance News

Eligible Professionals Must Start Medicare EHR Participation in 2014 to Earn Incentives
by NGS Medicare
4/17/2014 8:42:21 AM

If you are an eligible professional for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program, 2014 is the last year you can start participation in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program in order to receive incentive payments. 


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Insurance News

Review Your 2013 PQRS Interim Claims Feedback Data
by NGS Medicare
4/14/2014 1:44:22 PM

Do you want to check your progress towards meeting the 2013 PQRS reporting requirements? Now you can.  


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Insurance News

Review New and Updated FAQs for the EHR Incentive Programs
by NGS Medicare
4/10/2014 7:21:04 AM

To keep you updated with information on the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs, CMS has recently added three new FAQs and five updated FAQs to the CMS FAQ system. 


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Insurance News

EHR Incentive Programs: New Meaningful Use Calculator Helps Providers Attest to Stage 2
by NGS Medicare
4/10/2014 7:03:24 AM

Are you a provider participating in Stage 2 of meaningful use for the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs? If so, use the new CMS Stage 2 Meaningful Use Attestation Calculator to determine if you will successfully meet Stage 2 requirements


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Insurance News

Historic Release of Data Gives Consumers Unprecedented Transparency on the Medical Services Physicians Provide and How Much They are Paid
by NGS Medicare
4/10/2014 6:58:32 AM

On April 9, as part of the Obama administration’s work to make our health care system more transparent, affordable, and accountable, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the release of new, privacy-protected data on services and procedures provided to Medicare beneficiaries by physicians and other health care professionals. 


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Insurance News

ACA to Appeal Following Setback in Class Action Lawsuit Against ASHN, CIGNA
by American Chiropractic Association
4/3/2014 7:42:12 PM

The ACA today announced its intention to appeal the recent dismissal of its claims against ASHN and CIGNA. Significantly, the dismissal was based upon a variety of procedural considerations--not the substance of ACA’s claims.


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Insurance News

Reminder: CMS-1500 Form (Version 08/05) Expires March 31
by American Chiropractic Association
3/28/2014 10:35:29 AM

The timeline that CMS provided to allow providers to transition from the old version of the CMS-1500 claim form (08/05) is coming to an end.


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Insurance News

Top 10 Appeals Questions and Answers From NGS Medicare
by NGS Medicare
3/27/2014 2:42:23 PM

These questions and answers come from the NGS Medicare frequently asked question (FAQ) database. FAQs cover a variety of topics and are a great resource for answering your questions.


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Insurance News

New EHR Attestation Deadline for Eligible Professionals: March 31, 2014
by McClelland Consulting LLC
2/10/2014 2:33:05 PM

CMS is extending the deadline for eligible professionals to attest to meaningful use for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program 2013 reporting year from 11:59 pm ET on February 28, 2014 to 11:59 pm ET March 31, 2014. This extension will allow more time for providers to submit their meaningful use data and receive an incentive payment for the 2013 program year, as well as avoid the 2015 payment adjustment


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Insurance News

Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee (CAC) Updates - Follow-Up
by Mariangela Penna, DC, NY CAC Representative
12/11/2013 2:19:22 PM

Following our release of the fee schedule increase for Medicare codes 98940,-41 and -42 there seemed to be some disappointment in the overall results. We would like to take this opportunity to further address your concerns.


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Insurance News

Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee (CAC) Updates
by Mariangela Penna, DC, NY CAC Representative
12/3/2013 3:29:24 PM

Today the NYSCA Medicare subcommittee participated in a Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee (CAC) call with the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).  We are pleased to report the highlights from that call.


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Chiropractic In The News

May is National Correct Posture Month
by Dr. Steven Weiniger, DC
4/17/2014 9:43:23 PM

From text-neck to the computer slump, people know their posture is a problem. A Posture Month campaign is a great way to build awareness with education and annual posture pictures.


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College News

Life University Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Dr. Guy F. Riekeman's Presidency
by Life University
4/10/2014 1:46:43 PM

Life University President Guy F. Riekeman, D.C., was honored today during the first student Assembly of the Spring Quarter for his ten, life-­‐changing years as the University’s president.


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College News

New York Chiropractic College Holds Commencement
by New York Chiropractic College
4/10/2014 1:35:57 PM

On Saturday, April 5, New York Chiropractic College held commencement exercises in the Standard Process Health and Fitness Center and conferred Doctor of Chiropractic degrees to 44 candidates. 


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Chiropractic In The News

VBA Stroke: Resources for Doctors of Chiropractic
by American Chiropractic Association
3/12/2014 12:55:56 PM

There is growing interest in the association between cervical manipulation and vertebrobasilar artery (VBA) stroke. ACA is sensitive to the public’s concerns surrounding this complex issue, and is offering the following resources to help state associations and doctors of chiropractic disseminate accurate information about the risks of serious injury following cervical manipulation.


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Chiropractic In The News

JAMA Suggests Chiropractic for Low Back Pain
by American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
5/14/2013 2:16:04 PM

Chiropractic Physicians Provide Natural Alternatives for Pain Treatment, Injury Prevention

An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests patients try chiropractic services for the treatment of low back pain. 

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