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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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Legislative Update - June 4, 2021

Legislative Update - June 4, 2021

Just a quick legislative update as the 2021 legislative session is scheduled to conclude next Thursday, June 10. We have been proactively pushing two bills of interest to the profession:


First, as previously discussed is A273 (Gottfried)/S4640 (Rivera), which would require a practitioner treating a patient with a neuromusculoskeletal condition causing pain to discuss with the patient the efficacy of non-opioid conservative care treatments. These treatments include massage, chiropractic, physical therapy and occupational therapy care. We are working in a coalition with the American Massage Therapy Association - New York Chapter, the New York Physical Therapy Association, and the New York State Occupational Therapy Association.

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NYSCA 2021 Board of Directors Election Results

NYSCA 2021 Board of Directors Election Results

The votes have been tallied and election results are below.  The results below represent terms from June 1, 2021 until May 31, 2023.  We thank all who were willing to run for an elected position and look forward to the leadership of our Officers and Board members.

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Dr. Anthony Palumbo Elected as President of the NYSCA

Dr. Anthony Palumbo Elected as President of the NYSCA

In April 2021, nominations for officers in the New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA) were closed resulting in an uncontested election. According to the bylaws of the NYSCA, an uncontested election is made official by the Secretary certifying the slate of candidates.

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On The Agenda | June 2021 | Digital Edition

On The Agenda | June 2021 | Digital Edition

NYSCA Staff Writer
 

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. 

Read the latest edition today!

What's Inside:

  • NYSCA President's Report 
  • NYSCA Focuses On Legislative Efforts
  • NYSCA 2021 Election Results
  • F4CP Olympic Commercial and Optimizing Performance with Chiropractic Care Campaign Are LIVE!
  • The Phases of Chiropractic Treatment (Printable)
  • The new 21st Century Cures Act is now in effect. Are you ready?
  • Chiropractical, Episode 11: Using Electronic Health Records and Protecting Yourself and Your Practice Against Cyberattacks
  • ChiroCongress (COCSA) Update - Together We Can Make a Difference!
  • COVID-19 Office Procedure Update
  • and more!

The Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization (H.R. 2654)

The American Chiropractic Association held a virtual lobby day on May 6, 2021 with about 350 doctors of chiropractic and students participating, to advocate for HR 2654 the Chiropractic Modernization Act.

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New York to Adopt New CDC Guidance on Mask Use

Healthcare facilities must continue to use masks

As everyone is aware, the CDC has updated its guidance regarding the use of face masks.

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Updated Guidance from CDC Regarding Use of Masks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today that fully vaccinated people no longer have to wear mask in most settings indoor and outdoor.

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Benefits of Group Membership with F4CP

In case you missed it, on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 1pm, F4CP President Dr. Sherry McAllister presented a lunchtime webinar entitled: "Benefits of Group Membership with the F4CP." 

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House Reintroduces Bill to Modernize Medicare’s Chiropractic Coverage

House Reintroduces Bill to Modernize Medicare’s Chiropractic Coverage

Arlington, VA – The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is pleased to announce that bipartisan legislation to modernize Medicare coverage of chiropractic services was reintroduced April 19 in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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On The Agenda | March 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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Workers’ Compensation Electronic Claim Submission and OnBoard Initiatives

As previously reported, the NYS WCB continues to develop and refine their CMS-1500 and OnBoard electronic communication initiatives. These initiatives are designed to submit claims and related documentation, enhance communication, and will allow access to information in a transparent, streamlined manner.

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Future of Chiropractic Strategic Visioning and Planning Project » Discussion Board

The Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (ChiroCongress) is seeking to develop a strategic plan for the future of the Chiropractic profession through a robust stakeholder engagement process. The resulting vision and strategic plan will become a public resource that will guide the profession and its stakeholders for the next five years.

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Guidance for Facilities, Providers, and Local Health Departments Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine

The New York State Department of Health has just released "Guidance for Facilities, Providers, and Local Health Departments Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine." Please note that chiropractors fall in outpatient care, which can begin receiving the vaccine in week 4, January 4, 2021.

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New York State Chiropractors and Performing COVID-19 Tests

From the NYSCA Executive Director's Office

Re: Can a DC hire a nurse to perform the COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid 10-Minute fingerstick test for antibodies during the current pandemic?

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On The Agenda | Dec 2020 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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ChiroCongress Launches Future of Chiropractic Strategic Plan Project

During the 2019 ChiroCongress 50th Anniversary Convention in San Diego, The Future of Chiropractic Forum was held and stakeholders from across the profession, along with ChiroCongress members, participated in a dialogue about what the next 50 years will hold for the Chiropractic profession.

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Update on NBCE Pt. IV Exams

Dr Michael Mestan, President of New York Chiropractic College informed the NYSCA this week that the NBCE and NYCC have agreed on a format to reinstate Part 4 of the National Boards on the NYCC campus in May of 2021.

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Announcing OnBoard: Limited Release - An Overview for Health Care Providers

As you may have heard, The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board is in the process of developing a new business information system, OnBoard. OnBoard will be a Better System for a Better Board – providing an intuitive, user-friendly system, increased accuracy and quality, and paperless transactions to our system participants.

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New Workers' Compensation DME Rules and Fee Schedule

NYSCA has previously communicated that the revised January 1, 2020 New York Workers' Compensation Fee Schedule included reference to an updated Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Fee Schedule.

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