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NYCC Welcomes 207 New Students

Seneca Falls: New York Chiropractic College is pleased to welcome 207 new students. Of the incoming students, 122 are enrolled in the Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree program, while 25 are pursuing either the Master of Science in Acupuncture (MSA) or the Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM) program, 15 of whom are dually enrolled and concurrently continuing with their chiropractic studies. Also newly enrolled are 30 Master of Applied Clinical Nutrition (MSACN) students, six of whom are concurrently enrolled in another degree program at NYCC, and 30 students have entered the Master of Science in Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction (MSHAPI) program.

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WCB Chair Announces Adoption of ICD-10 Starting on October 1, 2015

 

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Get Ready Now: Contact Your Software Vendors, Clearinghouses, and Billing Services

With ICD-10 less than 30 days away, now is the time to get ready. You can make sure your practice is prepared by following the ABCs of ICD-10:

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Get Ready Now: Be Sure Your Systems Are Ready

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Get Ready Now: Assess How ICD-10 Will Affect Your Practice

With ICD-10 just 30 days away, now is the time to get ready. You can make sure your practice is prepared by following the ABCs of ICD-10:

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DCs Call for Conservative Treatments for Pain Management Amid Prescription Painkiller Epidemic

Arlington, Va. - During National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) in October, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) will work with thousands of doctors of chiropractic (DCs), chiropractic assistants (CAs) and chiropractic doctoral students nationwide to bring attention to the public health crisis caused by pain, and in particular the overuse of prescription painkillers, with this year's theme #PainFreeNation. The campaign is part of the profession's ongoing efforts to educate the public about the value of exhausting conservative forms of care for both acute and chronic pain before resorting to higher risk options, such as opioids.

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ACA Statement on NCCIH's New Report on Pain in the United States

 

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Dr. Valerio Pasqua Named Trustee Emeritus by NYCC Board of Trustees

Seneca Falls: At its meeting on June 27, 2015, New York Chiropractic College’s (NYCC) Board of Trustees honored Valerio Pasqua, DC, by electing him to the position of Trustee Emeritus. Dr. Pasqua joins Drs. Lewis Bazakos, Richard Carnival, and Nathan Novak, previously elected to this position in recognition of exemplary knowledge, skills, abilities, and outstanding service to the College.

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NYCC Named Great College to Work For: Six Years on the Honor Roll!

Seneca Falls: New York Chiropractic College has been named a “2015 Great College to Work For.” This honor by The Chronicle of Higher Education puts New York Chiropractic College in elite company.

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JLTF Pleased to Report Positive Response from WCB on Proposed New Medical Fee Schedule

The New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA) and the New York Chiropractic Council (the Council) are pleased to report further progress has been made to secure a fair and reasonable chiropractic fee schedule. On July 2, the NYS Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) Medical Director Dr. Elaine Sobol-Berger informed us via letter that some of our recommendations to the WCB were used to modify the proposed Medical Fee Schedule (MFS) Discussion Document. While the WCB did not adopt all of our recommendations, this is a positive step, and we will continue to work with the WCB on this matter.

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NYSIF Announces Launch of Online Medical Provider Portal

The NYSCA WC committee would like you to be aware of upcoming changes proposed by the New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF). Please note this will not impact claim submission, but will change the way providers receive information about the status of their claim.

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NYCC Board of Trustees Holds Elections

Seneca Falls: At its annual meeting on June 27, the Board of Trustees of New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) selected Dr. Thomas DeVita as chair-elect. DeVita, a 1975 graduate of the Columbia Institute of Chiropractic, NYCC's predecessor, will ascend to the chairmanship in June 2016, succeeding Dr. John Rosa (NYCC ‘92). A private practitioner in Acton Massachusetts, Dr. DeVita has served as a member of the Board since 2004. Previously, he served 10 years on the Massachusetts Board of Registration and Examination.

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Josephine LaBarbara, mother of Dr. Frank LaBarbara of NYSCA District 7

The NYSCA Executive Officers are saddened to notify you of the passing of Ms. Josephine LaBarbara, mother to Dr. Frank LaBarbara of NYSCA District 7. Visitation for the family is this evening and the funeral mass and internment will be held tomorrow.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at DignityMemorial.com.

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CMS and AMA Announce Efforts to Help Providers Get Ready for ICD-10

With less than three months remaining until the nation switches from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding for medical diagnoses and inpatient hospital procedures, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) are announcing efforts to continue to help physicians get ready ahead of the October 1 deadline. In response to requests from the provider community, CMS is releasing additional guidance that will allow for flexibility in the claims auditing and quality reporting process as the medical community gains experience using the new ICD- 10 code set. For more details, please see the joint announcement on the CMS ICD-10 website.

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Get Ready for ICD-10 with the CMS ICD-10 Infographic

 

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Study: Chiropractic Care and the Risk of Vertebrobasilar Stroke

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Background

There is controversy surrounding the risk of manipulation, which is often used by chiropractors, with respect to its association with vertebrobasilar artery system (VBA) stroke. 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.

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ICD-10 Compliance Deadline 10/01/2015

Get Ready Now with the New CMS Quick Start Guide!

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ICD-10 Compliance Step 5

 

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High Court Upholds Health Reform Law; Declares Exchanges Are Within Statute

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it was upholding a key provision found in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that would allow subsidies to consumers purchasing health insurance in states where the insurance exchange marketplace is operated by the federal government. This latest action by the Supreme Court reaffirms the law's validity and virtually assures uninterrupted implementation of the health reform law signed by the president in 2010.

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ICD-10 Compliance Step 4

 

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