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Chiropractic Treatment Visit Note Standards

As we at ChiroCode worked to find an example of the perfect daily treatment visit note, we came across many authoritative sources. For your convenience, we have included them here. The four sources here include Medicare, a chiropractic network, one state board's rules, and one insurance company's requirements. At first glance they may appear to be very different, but, there are many similarities. For the 2018 ChiroCode DeskBook, we considered all these sources and created a SOAP note format that we believe captures all of these requirements so that you can use the same layout for all payers and circumstances. You can read about it in Chapter 4.3 in the 2018 ChiroCode DeskBook.

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Chiropractic Services Relieve Low Back Pain in Female Veterans: Study

Legislation to expand access to chiropractic in the VA gains new momentum                        

Arlington, Va.A new study finds that female veterans—one of the fastest growing populations receiving treatment through the Veterans Administration (VA) health care system—experience improvement in low back pain with a course of chiropractic care, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).

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NYS WCB Chair Proposes Revised Impairment Guidelines

 

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Deadline Approaching for Required Registration with WCB

By now most, if not all, healthcare providers will have received notice from the New York State Workers' Compensation Board advising providers of their responsibility to register with the WCB and update their office address and contact information. Authorized providers are asked to register with the Board and update their office address(es) and contact information by December 29, 2017. This registration process will be an ongoing initiative every two to three years.

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NYCC Participates in NYSCA Conference in Syracuse

 

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Quality Payment Program Year 2

CMS has issued the final rule and comment period for the 2018 (year 2) Quality Payment Program.

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New Health Care Provider Registration Coming Soon

The Workers’ Compensation Board (Board) has initiated a registration process to update and maintain a current list of medical providers who are authorized to treat injured workers. The goal of this process is to enable an injured worker to easily and accurately identify Board-authorized medical providers.

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New Brand Positions ACA Chiropractors for Higher Standards, Future Opportunities

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) this week launched a new brand designed to make the association stronger and more relevant to its members and to better position it to seek and respond to opportunities in the modern health care system. More than just a new logo, the brand boldly defines what it means to be an ACA chiropractor.

“We're making a historic transformation on the inside by transitioning our governance, holding ourselves to higher professional standards, improving our relationships with other health care providers and committing to evidence-based care,” said ACA President David Herd, DC. “We've also improved our mission, vision, and values to inspire and empower a new legion of members to join our ranks.”

In addition, ACA is making a revolutionary transformation on the outside with a new look that is fresh, relevant and inspiring—and reflective of the association’s desire for collaboration with the wider health care world.

The new brand was the product of an extensive process of review, reflection and self-examination for ACA as an organization that started in 2015 with a new strategic plan. ACA then hired a respected consultant to reach out to members, non-members, other health care providers and a variety of stakeholders to ask what ACA means to them. The project took nearly six months and was a deep dive into the profession. After more than 30 hours of interviews, hundreds of survey responses and volumes of research, recommendations were presented to ACA’s Board of Governors last year, then ACA’s House of Delegates in March 2017.

Among key findings of the brand study:







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NYSCA Doctors Volunteer at the 11-Day Power Play Hockey Game

NYSCA District 17 doctors Sara Griffin, DC and Christopher Acquisto, DC were among a number of chiropractors who volunteered their time and services to the 11-Day Power Play Hockey Game, the longest game EVER. Buffalo’s HarborCenter played host to a continuous 11-day hockey game to raise money for Roswell Park Cancer Institute from June 22-July 3.

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National Chiropractic Health Month Begins Oct. 1

Campaign promotes spinal health, injury prevention and non-drug therapies for back pain

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CMS Reveals New Medicare Card Design

Removing Social Security numbers strengthens fraud protections for about 58 million Americans

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Chair Proposes New Permanent Impairment Guidelines

In April 2017, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law the 2017-2018 Executive Budget, which contained several significant pieces of workers’ compensation reform designed to protect workers while also achieving savings for businesses. Included in the reforms was Workers’ Compensation Law (WCL) § 15(3)(x), which requires new Permanency Impairment Guidelines (“Guidelines”) to be adopted by January 1, 2018. The new Guidelines cover determinations of permanency under WCL § 15(3)(a) through (v), which are also known as scheduled loss of use.

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Member in need of assistance

One of our Queens members, Dr Karl Bauer, suffered a major stroke last week. He's currently hospitalized and doesn't have use of his entire left side.  He's a sole practitioner and doesn't have anyone to cover his practice.
If any DCs could lend assistance, please call as we hope for his recovery!
This is his office address.
928 Broadway, New York, NY 10010
If anyone is interested they can call Bruni @ 212-686-2244




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NYCC Holds Commencement for Five Degree Programs

Seneca Falls: New York Chiropractic College held commencement exercises in the Standard Process Health and Fitness Center on the Seneca Falls campus on Saturday, July 29, conferring degrees on 146 candidates: 31 from the Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) program; 18 from the Master of Science in Acupuncture (MSA) and Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine (MSAOM) programs; 67 from the Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition (MSACN), two of whom are dual graduates from the DC program; one from the Master of Science in Diagnostic Imaging (MSDI) residency; and 29 from the Master of Science in Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction (MSHAPI) program. Graduating students attended from California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, New York City, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Ontario.

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American Chiropractic Association Commends President for Plans to Designate Opioid Crisis a National Emergency

 

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Glenn Scarpelli, DC

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we inform you of the tragic and sudden passing of one of the Council's great Past Presidents, Dr. Glenn Scarpelli and his wife Patricia Scarpelli. This horrific event has left their two children, Isabella and Joseph, without the love, support and guidance of their loving parents.

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Back to Basics: Chiropractors Offer Evidence-Based Care for Back Pain

American Chiropractic Association announces theme of 2017 public awareness campaign

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NYCC Named "2017 Great College to Work For" for Ninth Consecutive Year!

 

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New Medicare Cards with New Numbers: 3 Changes You May Need to Make

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 requires CMS to remove Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards by April 2019. CMS will begin mailing new Medicare cards with a new Medicare number (currently called the Medicare Claim Number on cards) to your patients in April 2018. You may need to change your systems to:

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Compliance with Medicare Documentation Continues-CMS

Provider Compliance

Chiropractic Services:
High Improper Payment Rate within Medicare FFS Part B

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