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NYS WCB Announces Medical Narrative Report Template for Form CMS-1500 Submissions

To further assist medical providers in the implementation of the CMS-1500 for workers’ compensation patients, the Board has created a medical narrative report template that can be used to create the medical narrative that must accompany all CMS-1500 submissions.

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CMS Feedback on Scope of Practice - NYSCA Response

In response to the CMS call for Feedback on Scope of Practice, the NYSCA has submitted the following:  

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Setting the record straight: The new 1/1/2020 NYS Workers' Compensation Fee Schedule

The NYSCA Workers' Compensation Committee has received numerous calls from our members regarding the revised 1/1/2020 Workers' Compensation Chiropractic Fee Schedule.  A fair amount of misinformation is being communicated, particularly in the downstate region, resulting in confusion in the application of the 1/1/2020 Schedule.

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Corporate Sponsor: LabCorp Inc

The NYSCA is very pleased to welcome LabCorp Inc as a Platinum Level Corporate Sponsor!

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CMS Calls for Feedback on Scope of Practice - due by 01/17/2020

The NYSCA has been in contact with the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) regarding possible changes to Medicare as outlined in the following letter from National Government Services.

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Medicare Documentation Job Aid for Doctors of Chiropractic

Have you received a request for documentation from a Medicare contractor but not sure if your records comply? We understand the challenges Doctors of Chiropractic face when determining what to include in responding to a request for medical records. The A/B Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) partnered together to create this job aid to help you properly respond to these requests.

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New NYS Workers' Comp Fee Schedule Effective January 1, 2020

The New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA) and New York Chiropractic Council have been actively working with the New York State Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) to achieve parity in the system for services provided by Doctors of Chiropractic in New York State.

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Workers' Compensation Update

Please be advised that the proposed increase to the chiropractic conversion factor will be going into effect on January 1, 2020 as anticipated. This change recognizes the need for parity in the Workers Compensation system and represents a positive step forward in the recognition of the value of chiropractic care. We appreciate the willingness of the WCB to address this issue.

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John Edwards DC, NYSCA District 10 member

The NYSCA is sad to say that we lost a long time member. Dr John Edwards was an outstanding chiropractor, contributor to his community, and a wonderful human being! He will be sorely missed by us all.

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NGS Webinar: Chiropractic Billing and Documentation

National Government Services (the Medicare contractor for our region) is offering a seminar on Medicare billing to providers on Wed, Dec 18, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM EST.  You may sign up by following the link below:

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ACA Launches Website to Enhance Public Understanding of Chiropractic

Media Contact: Annette Bernat 
[email protected] (703) 812­-0226


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On The Agenda | December 2019 Digital Edition

On the Agenda is published quarterly by the New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA). It is designed to provide information about the Chiropractic profession and NYSCA activities and initiatives. Download and read the latest edition today!

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Workers' Compensation Update - December 2019

The NYSCA would like to thank our membership in assisting to drive necessary changes to New York's Workers' Compensation system.  On October 31, 2019, our president, Dr. Jason Brown, once again led the discussion with executive members of the Workers' Compensation Board which was also attended by NYSCA Insurance Chair Dr. Robert Martin and NYSCA Lobbyist Amy Kellogg.  In the continued spirit of unity, the meeting was also attended by representatives of the NY Chiropractic Council.

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Testimony of Dr. Jason Brown, President of the NYSCA, to the Joint Senate Task Force On Opioids, Addiction and Overdose Prevention

To support awareness and access to chiropractic care, Dr. Jason Brown, NYSCA President, presented testimony to the Joint Senate Task Force on Opioids, Addiction and Overdose Prevention. Our united efforts offered similar testimony from the Council. NYSCA’s testimony focused on early recommendation of conservative measures to avoid the first opioid prescription and included our support for bills proposed by Senators Rivera and Harckham that would increase awareness of chiropractic.

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ASH contracts with Suffolk County employees through BCBS

Please note the following notification from American Specialty Health (ASH) relative to employees of Suffolk County.

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Webinar: Assessment Strategies Prior to Cervical Spine Manipulation

In addition to CE available at our statewide conventions, the NYSCA now offers continuing education credit via webinar through NYCC Post-Grad. NYSCA Webinars are held monthly, usually on a Wednesday at 1pm EST. 

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Webinar: Clinical Cases of the Head and Neck

In addition to CE available at our statewide conventions, the NYSCA now offers continuing education credit via webinar through NYCC Post-Grad. NYSCA Webinars are held monthly, usually on a Wednesday at 1pm EST. 

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National Chiropractic Health Month Begins Oct. 1

National Chiropractic Health Month 2019

Strength. Stability. Success.

Musculoskeletal (MSK) health helps people live full and active lives.

Everyone wants to be strong and healthy. Our musculoskeletal (MSK) system – comprised of our muscles, bones and joints – plays an important role in helping us get and stay stronger at all stages of life. ... It’s what makes it possible for us to stand. It’s what enables us to move. It’s what powers us to do the things that matter most, whether that’s taking care of our children, hiking in the Rockies, remodeling a vintage piece of furniture or dancing until the sun comes up.

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On The Agenda | September 2019 Digital Edition

On the Agenda is published quarterly by the New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA). It is designed to provide information about the Chiropractic profession and NYSCA activities and initiatives. Download and read the latest edition today!

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September is National Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month

Sponsored by the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, National Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month is a national observance and annual campaign geared toward raising public awareness of chiropractic care as the preferred first-line approach to safe, effective, drug-free
management of low back, neck and neuro-musculoskeletal pain.

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