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Dr. Terrence Murphy for NY State Senate
by NYSCA Staff Writer
10/27/2014 8:32:37 PM

Dr. Terence Murphy, a chiropractor in Westchester, is running for the NY State Senate. His election would be very significant for the chiropractic profession as a voice in the NYS Senate. Please consider giving him your support. 


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Are You At Risk for Contracting Ebola?
by NYSCA Staff Writer
10/20/2014 3:20:00 PM

You are probably familiar with and closely monitoring the news related to the recent Ebola outbreak.  Although at this time there have been no cases reported in New York State, it is still important to be well-informed about reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of this disease.  (One case in NY has been confirmed as of 10/23/14)


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NYSCA & Council Respond to NYS WCB Proposed Medical Fee Schedule Discussion Document
by NYSCA Workers' Compensation Committee
10/3/2014 11:28:28 AM

The NYSCA and NY Council have jointly responded to the NYS WCBs "Proposed Medical Fee Schedule Discussion Document". We thank our membership for sharing their comments and concerns with our WC Committee and trust you will see your concerns reflected in our questions and comments. 


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National Chiropractic Health Month: Conservative Care First!
by NYSCA Staff Writer
10/1/2014 9:26:53 AM

Hosted by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) is a national public awareness and education campaign held each October. In 2014, NCHM will use the theme “Conservative Care First!” to educate the public on why a conservative approach to pain management and health enhancement is both sensible and effective. 


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End of Legislative Session Summary
by NYSCA Legislative Committee
7/3/2014 12:08:34 PM

The end of the 2014 legislative session has just concluded. Thanks to the efforts of our Legislative Committee and lobbyist, Amy Kellogg of Harter Secrest and Emery, along with the joint efforts of the NY Chiropractic Council, we had several other major accomplishments. 


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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

There Has Never Been A Better Time to Become a NYSCA Member!
by NYSCA Membership Committee
10/20/2014 3:44:42 PM

In honor of National Chiropractic Health Month, the NYSCA is pleased to offer special savings to new (and returning) members during the month of October 2014.


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Insurance News

Medicare Prepayment Review Results for CPT Codes 98940 & 98941 for June-Aug'14
by NGS Medicare
10/20/2014 5:59:56 PM

National Government Services’ Medical Review Department is currently conducting a prepayment review on JK Part B chiropractic services in the states of CT and NY. This article includes the results of these reviews for June, July and August 2014.


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Insurance News

Have You Been Negatively Affected by United Healthcare/Optum Practices?
by American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
10/13/2014 8:04:22 AM

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) seeks information from doctors of chiropractic regarding improper practices used by United Healthcare/Optum to recoup payments and to limit amount of care authorized. 


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Insurance News

MLN Connects Upcoming Calls: Transitioning to ICD-10
by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
10/3/2014 10:45:22 AM

During this MLN Connects National Provider Call on November 5, 2015, CMS subject matter experts will discuss ICD-10 implementation issues, opportunities for testing, and resources. A question and answer session will follow the presentations.


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Insurance News

"Medicare Appeals Process" Fact Sheet Revised
by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
10/3/2014 10:40:45 AM

The “Medicare Appeals Process” Fact Sheet (ICN 006562) was revised and is now available in a downloadable format. This fact sheet is designed to provide education on the five levels of claim appeals in Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and Part B).


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Insurance News

CMS Announces 2013 PQRS Incentive Payments are Now Available
by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
9/29/2014 12:03:07 PM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced that the 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System incentive payments are now available. Eligible professionals and practices are those who submitted data for Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Part B services between Jan.1, 2013 and Dec. 31, 2013. 


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Insurance News

Court Rules in Favor of Class Standing in United Healthcare/Optum Lawsuit
by American Chiropractic Association
9/5/2014 9:10:30 AM

In a long-awaited victory for the chiropractic profession and case led by the American Chiropractic Association, a very favorable decision was issued by the Court in the pending action against UnitedHealthcare/Optum. 


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Insurance News

Workers Compensation Update: Form HP-1 Revised
by NYS WCB
9/5/2014 9:06:10 AM

As part of the Workers' Compensation Board’s effort to improve service and increase efficiency in the unpaid medical bill(s) process, Form HP-1, Health Provider's Request for Decision on Unpaid Medical Bills(s), has been revised. 


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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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College News

Dr. Frank Nicchi Receives NYS Assembly Citation at NYSCA Convention
by NYSCA Staff Writer
10/13/2014 8:26:31 AM

At the recent NYSCA 2014 Fall Convention, the NYSCA had the privilege of honoring Dr. Frank Nicchi, NYCC president, with a New York State Assembly Citation. 


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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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