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New York State Regulatory Action Published Regarding Vaccine Mandate

Back in August, New York had issued a vaccine mandate that applied to all healthcare workers in hospitals, long term care facilities and nursing homes. It required these facilities to develop and implement a policy requiring employee vaccinations, with limited exceptions for those with religious or medical reasons. According to the language as written, we did not believe this would apply to private office settings.

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NY Chiropractic Continuing Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The New York State Education Department has developed a webpage containing many frequently asked questions related to the developing COVID-19 situation.  An excerpt from this page as relates to continuing education requirements is included below.

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White House Announces New Vaccine Mandate

The following statement was received by the NYSCA from the ACA on September 15, 2021 via email:

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WCB Chair's Policy Regarding Payments by Durable Medical Equipment Suppliers To Health Care Providers

The Chair has determined that the solicitation or receipt of payments from a third party for chiropractic or other health care treatment and services (including so-called "fitting fees" or "service fees") are prohibited by the Workers' Compensation Law, the Rules of the Board of Regents governing the professions, and the New York State Education Law governing the practice of medicine. The Chair has taken, and will continue to take, administrative action against any provider found violating the law.

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Revised ICA Statement on Vaccine Mandates

Source: https://www.chiropractic.org/cms-press-release-on-vaccine-mandates-please-read/
 

Updated September 13 at 3:30 pm: CMS provided the following information on background regarding clarification on the mandate rule:

“This regulation does not directly apply to physician’s offices as these are not regulated under the provider-specific Medicare health and safety regulatory provisions, generally referred to as “Conditions of Participation.”

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Biden-Harris Administration to Expand Vaccination Requirements for Health Care Settings

President Joe Biden on Thursday, 09/09/2021 imposed stringent new vaccine rules on federal workers, large employers, and health care staff in a sweeping attempt to contain the latest surge of Covid-19.

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New York HERO Act Update: Commissioner of Health Designates COVID-19 as Airborne Infectious Disease

New York HERO Act Update:

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Chiropractical: The Importance of Patient History

Episode 14 in the Podcast Series Drops Sept. 9
 

CLIVE, Iowa — (Sept. 8, 2021) — Are you getting all the information you need when treating your patients? Many times, doctors don't. Whether a new patient, a new-to-you patient, or even existing patients, you gather important information through the exam and history and review any relevant documentation, right?

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On The Agenda | September 2021 | 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. 

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Join the NYSCA during October 2021 and save up to 50%!

October is National Chiropractic Health Month and great things are happening in the Chiropractic profession in New York!

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Governor Kathy Hochul update as of 08/24/21

At 12:01 a.m., Kathy Hochul was officially sworn in as the 57th Governor of New York State. She is the first woman to ever hold this position. At 10:00 a.m., there was a ceremonial swearing in ceremony for Governor Hochul that was open to press with the oath of office administered by Chief Judge Janet DiFiore. She gave brief remarks at her swearing in and indicated that brevity was going to be a hallmark of her administration.

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Governor Cuomo Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate for Healthcare Workers

At this time, it appears the vaccine mandate will apply to all healthcare workers in hospitals, long term care facilities and nursing homes and will require these facilities to develop and implement a policy mandating employee vaccinations, with limited exceptions for those with religious or medical reasons.

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ICD-10 Updates Effective Date 10/01/2021

Every year there are updates to the ICD-10 codes. These codes take effect 10/1/2021. This year's coding updates that will affect chiropractic claims are listed below:

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‘Keep Moving’ During National Chiropractic Health Month 2021

Arlington, Va. – The American Chiropractic Association and doctors of chiropractic nationwide will celebrate National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) 2021 this October with the theme “Keep Moving!” The campaign highlights how movement contributes to both physical and mental health.

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The Future of Chiropractic Strategic Plan Phase II Report Now Available!

The Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (ChiroCongress) is pleased to deliver the plan developed in Stage II of their Future of Chiropractic Strategic Planning Project.  This report represents the purpose, process, participants, and outcomes of Phase Two of the  Project.

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New Region 4 Director

As you may be aware, the NYSCA Board of Directors had a vacant Director's seat in Region 4 subsequent to the May 2021 elections. This vacancy was created when Dr. Rae Smith was elected as the NYSCA Communications Secretary.

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NYS Workers' Compensation Updates; Carisk Webinar TODAY June 23rd 2pm

Welcome to Summer! 

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Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863; however, the Civil War continued until April 1865. It was not until June 1865 that Union soldiers made it to Texas where, by order of General Granger, it was announced that the war was over, and slavery was abolished.

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NY Chiropractic Offices Must Continue to Follow COVID Protocols

NY lifts most COVID restrictions effective 6/15/21; Healthcare settings, including chiropractic offices, must continue to follow previous, in place COVID protocols

As you are already aware, the CDC federal mask mandate remains in effect for pre-K-12 schools, public transit, and healthcare settings in NYS. 

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NY lifts most COVID restrictions effective 6/15/21

Healthcare settings, including chiropractic offices,  must continue to use face masks

Governor Cuomo has announced today that New York has hit a 70% adult vaccination rate. This means that effective immediately the social and commercial restrictions are lifted on all industries, including sports & recreation, construction, manufacturing, trade, child care, camps, food services, offices, real estate, buildings, agriculture, fishing, forestry, amusement & family entertainment, personal care services, gyms, retail, malls and movie theaters.

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