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The New York State Budget has been Finalized

Resulting from efforts to place conservative chiropractic care, at the forefront of solutions to the opioid crisis, the following language was included in the state budget:

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COVID-19 Explanation of Financial Resources Available

There are two loan programs available: (1) the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. 

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Financial Assistance is on the Way for You and Your Practice!

Help for you and your practice is on the way.  Details are still emerging, but here's what is available to provide financial assistance and relief from impact of covid-19.

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Chiropractic and COVID-19 | New York Executive Order 202.7

The New York State Chiropractic Association recognizes the gravity of the crisis regarding the Covid-19 virus and the need to function under a state of emergency declared by Governor Cuomo.  Essential businesses may remain open and are outlined in the Governor’s guidance for executive order 202.6, which includes doctors’ offices. 

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FREE COVID-19 Resources and Webinar for Chiropractic from ChiroHealthUSA

As CEO of ChiroHealthUSA and the owner of two practices, I myself have been looking for resources to help me make the best decisions I can for the team at ChiroHealthUSA and for our doctors, our staff, and the patients we serve. While there is a lot of information out there from the CDC, WHO, and local governments, I was interested in material specific to not only my practices, but helpful for the entire profession.

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COVID-19 Resources for your practice

There are daily developments in the Coronavirus situation that is impacting the entire world. The NYSCA will try to keep abreast of all developments and inform the membership the best of our ability.

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COVID-19 Resources from NCMIC

NCMIC has provided a repository for trusted and up-to-date information on COVID-19 issues, including HIPAA concerns and how to discuss with patients.

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COVID-19 Alert: Keep Your Patients Informed

As doctors of chiropractic, it is pertinent to stay up-to-date on the latest information surrounding COVID-19, which has now been declared a pandemic.

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Novel Coronavirus Recommendations

 

As most of you are probably aware, there are concerns with the novel coronavirus potential outbreak in the news. What would I do if a case comes into my office? What precautions should I undertake in my practice as a healthcare practitioner? These questions and many other might come to mind.

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New Labor Law prohibits discrimination against employees on the basis of reproductive health decisions

If you employ individuals in your office such as secretary/receptionist/office manager or assistant that schedules patient appointments, greets patients, retrieves medical records, performs recordkeeping and/or bookkeeping activities or performs any other function in your office; and

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Update: Direct Liability of Business Associates | HHS.gov

On May 24, 2019 HHS OCR issued updated guidance on the direct liability of business associates -- entities and individuals a covered entity (you or your practice) contracts with or otherwise retains or engages with in practice (e.g., a billing service) -- under the HIPAA Rules. To view this update, please click the link below:

Direct Liability of Business Associates

Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Government-Mandated Sexual Harassment Policies for Employers go into effect October 9, 2018.

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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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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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Dr. Fab Manicini's Gift to NYSCA Members

 

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Chiropractic Software Companies Merge

 

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Clear Image Mobile Diagnostic Testing is now Pure Image Group

 

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Are You At Risk for Contracting Ebola?

 

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ACA Vows Continued Work With HHS During Leadership Transition

Arlington, Va.—Following the resignation of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) today announced it will continue its efforts, without hesitation, to ensure doctors of chiropractic (DCs) and their patients are treated fairly and equitably with regard to the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and other key issues such as fully integrating DCs in new and emerging health care models.

“I applaud Secretary Sebelius for tackling a very difficult task and for the access her office has provided ACA,” said ACA President Anthony Hamm, DC. “We cannot waiver in our work; however, and we look forward to working with the new HHS chief as soon as that person is confirmed.”

President Obama is expected to nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, who currently serves as director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), for the top HHS post. While unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate for the OMB position, Burwell will undoubtedly face a tougher confirmation process on Capitol Hill this time, as political fallout from PPACA implementation continues.

“Making sure the all-important provider non-discrimination provision, Section 2706, of the Affordable Care Act is adhered to by insurers, and that chiropractic physicians are allowed to provide all covered services in Medicare that they are allowed to do under their state scope, are vital to the profession and our patients,” Dr. Hamm continued. “This work will be ongoing with current HHS staff and we expect no let-up during the change of leadership.”

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA), based in Arlington, VA, is the largest professional association in the United States advocating for more than 130,000 doctors of chiropractic (DCs), chiropractic assistants (CAs) and chiropractic students. ACA promotes the highest standards of ethics and patient care, contributing to the health and well-being of millions of chiropractic patients. Visit us at www.acatoday.org.

 

A statin a day keeps the doctor away: comparative proverb assessment modelling study

Abstract

Objective To model the effect on UK vascular mortality of all adults over 50 years old being prescribed either a statin or an apple a day.

Design Comparative proverb assessment modelling study.

Setting United Kingdom.

Population Adults aged over 50 years.

Intervention Either a statin a day for people not already taking a statin or an apple a day for everyone, assuming 70% compliance and no change in calorie consumption. The modelling used routinely available UK population datasets; parameters describing the relations between statins, apples, and health were derived from meta-analyses.

Main outcome measure Mortality due to vascular disease.

Results The estimated annual reduction in deaths from vascular disease of a statin a day, assuming 70% compliance and a reduction in vascular mortality of 12% (95% confidence interval 9% to 16%) per 1.0 mmol/L reduction in low density lipoprotein cholesterol, is 9400 (7000 to 12 500). The equivalent reduction from an apple a day, modelled using the PRIME model (assuming an apple weighs 100 g and that overall calorie consumption remains constant) is 8500 (95% credible interval 6200 to 10 800).

Conclusions Both nutritional and pharmaceutical approaches to the prevention of vascular disease may have the potential to reduce UK mortality significantly. With similar reductions in mortality, a 150 year old health promotion message is able to match modern medicine and is likely to have fewer side effects.

 

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