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NYSCA Call to Action!

by American Chiropractic Association | 3/24/2016 1:34:56 PM

The NYSCA needs your help.  A4391 would amend the limited liability company law, the business corporation law, the partnership law and the public health law to allow doctors of chiropractic to form partnerships with medical doctors. We need you to let the chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, know that the profession strongly supports this legislation.

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Important Information from the ACA Vice President regarding #MedicareEquality

by David Herd, DC, ACA Vice President | 2/23/2016 10:03:47 AM

The following is an important message from Dr. David Herd, ACA Vice President. Please feel free to share with colleagues, staff and patients. It is important everyone knows how hard we are collectively working for our patients and leveling the healthcare field for equal and quality access.

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F4CP March 2016 e-Newsletter now available

by Foundation for Chiropractic Progress | 3/21/2016 2:15:42 PM

The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about chiropractic care via positive press. As a NYSCA member, you are entitled to complementary F4CP membership. As part of your membership, you have access to the monhtly F4CP E-Newsletter.

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UnitedHealth Group/Optum Health updates

by NYSCA Insurance Committee | 4/21/2016 12:32:48 PM

UnitedHealth Group / Optum has been implementing a 'per diem' capitated reimbursement methodology for many of it's health plans as it relates to chiropractic services in various states throughout the country.

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Workers Comp Updates: Sedgwick and Broadspire erroneous denials

by NYSCA Workers' Compensation Committee | 4/18/2016 3:11:57 PM

The NYSCA Workers' Compensation Committee has been working with Broadspire and Sedgwick after issues were identified with inappropriate denials of Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy rendered within the recommendations of New York's Medical Treatment Guidelines.

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Medicare Provision for Reimbursement of Chiropractic Manipulation Services

by CMS.gov | 4/6/2016 3:23:24 PM

NGS has reported that they have identified claims where a second manipulation service was billed and paid for a single beneficiary for the same date of services. It is important to note that chiropractic manipulation services are reimbursable only once per day.

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NYS WCB Online Medical Portal Update

by NYSCA Workers' Compensation Committee | 3/28/2016 12:16:09 PM

On March 28, 2016 the NYS WCB hosted an informational webinar and feedback session regarding the web based Medical Portal they have been developing.  Continue reading for more information.

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CMS Payment Adjustments & Hardship Information

by CMS.gov | 3/24/2016 1:12:28 PM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline for eligible professionals (EPs) to file hardship exemption applications for the EHR/Meaningful Use program. The new deadline is July 1, 2016. CMS also released new application forms to reduce the amount of information EPs must submit to apply for exemption. 

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CMS Publishes New Series of Chiropractic Resources

by American Chiropractic Association | 3/24/2016 1:10:01 PM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published a series of three Special Edition educational articles for DCs submitting claims for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries. 

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CMS issues Final 60-day Rule regarding return of overpayments made to providers and suppliers

by Karl Kranz DC JD, NYSCA Executive Director | 2/17/2016 12:04:41 PM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the Final Rule regarding the reporting and return requirements for "overpayments" received by providers under the Medicare Program.

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NGS Medicare Fee Schedule Update

by Dr. Mariangela Penna, NY Medicare CAC Representative | 1/15/2016 11:13:16 AM

The Medicare 2016 Fee Schedule has been released.  Read more to learn how to access the Medicare Fee Schedule.

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Contact List for Providers with Questions About Medicare and Medicaid

by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services | 10/14/2015 1:30:17 PM

On October 1 the United States health care community transitioned to ICD-10. Recognizing that providers may still need help with the transition, CMS has issued a new ICD-10 Resource Guide and Contact List to help them find answers to their questions.

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Chiropractic In The News:

May is Posture Month - Join the Posture Revolution!

by PostureMonth.org | 4/25/2016 2:44:11 PM

Here’s your chance to be one of the thousands of chiropractors promoting posture awareness. Everyday mainstream media is talking about the importance of posture and it’s undeniable connection to good health. DCs everywhere are joining the conversation. Help to bring real world solutions to a relevant and growing issue already on people’s minds.

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Update from the NYS Board of Chiropractic

by NYS Education Department | 4/25/2016 11:54:21 AM

To better serve the Chiropractors of our state, your New York State Board of Chiropractic has initiated a program to periodically inform you of topics recently directed to us and of reviews of the practice and scope parameters presently existing in New York State. 

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NYSCA Member Granted 'Recognition Status' by NCQA

by National Committee for Quality Assurance | 4/14/2016 10:22:39 AM

Dr. David BenEliyahu of Selden, NY, a NYSCA District 7 member for over 30 years, was recently granted 'Recognition Status' for the Patient Centered Connected Care Program, by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

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American Chiropractic Association Elects New President

by American Chiropractic Association | 3/1/2016 10:30:11 AM

The American Chiropractic Association's (ACA) House of Delegates (HOD) met as part of the 2016 National Chiropractic Leadership Conference (NCLC) in Washington, D.C., Feb. 24-27, and elected David A. Herd, DC, of Geneva, N.Y., to serve as president. Dr. Herd, who graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, previously served on the ACA Board of Governors as vice president of ACA.

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David Herd, DC Elected President of the American Chiropractic Association

by Jason Brown, DC | 2/28/2016 1:25:01 PM

Please help us celebrate the election of NYSCA member Dr. David Herd as the new President of the American Chiropractic Association. Dr. Herd was installed this past weekend at the ACA's National Chiropractic Leadership Conference in Washington, DC.

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Important Information: Medicare Equality Campaign

by Anthony Hamm, DC | 2/12/2016 9:15:31 AM

Last February the ACA House of Delegates passed a formal resolution directing ACA to make achieving full physician status in Medicare a top priority of the association.

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Call for Participants Chiropractic Care For Chronic Pain

by Dr. Ian Coulter, Ph.D. | 12/21/2015 1:50:12 PM

RAND is conducting a study examining the impact of evidence, outcomes, costs, and patient preferences on the choice of treatment for chronic low back pain and chronic neck pain.   They are recruiting clinics  in six regions, including White Plains/Yonkers NY for their national study starting now through end of 2016.

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Study: Chiropractic Care and the Risk of Vertebrobasilar Stroke

by Thomas M Kosloff, David Elton, Jiang Tao, and Wade M Bannister | 6/26/2015 2:12:04 PM

The objective of this study was to compare the associations between chiropractic care and VBA stroke with recent primary care physician (PCP) care and VBA stroke. This study found no significant association between exposure to chiropractic care and the risk of VBA stroke.

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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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