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Dr. Sherri LaShomb, DC, ATC Assigned as the Athletic Trainer & Chiropractor to the USA Taekwondo Team for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio!

(Lewiston, NY)- Dr. Sherri LaShomb is packing her bags and gearing up for her next exciting venture; she’s heading to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio as the Athletic Trainer & Chiropractor to the USA Taekwondo Team.

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NYSCA Renews Participation with F4CP as a Group Member

 

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F4CP May 2016 e-Newsletter now available

 

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NYSCA Unity Update

The NYSCA is committed to the Unity process and looks forward to working toward that end with the Council. Regarding the Council's recent release, we regret that the Council paints the Unity process in a negative light. There are several issues that need to be resolved and we are confident that can be achieved. The NYSCA looks forward to future Unity meetings and finding compromise.  

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NYSCA 2016 Board of Directors Election

 

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NYSCA Call to Action!

Allow doctors of chiropractic to form partnerships with medical doctors!

The New York State Chiropractic Association needs your help.  A4391, sponsored by Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell, and S215-A, sponsored by Senator Jack Martins, would amend the limited liability company law, the business corporation law, the partnership law and the public health law to allow doctors of chiropractic to form partnerships with medical doctors.

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F4CP March 2016 e-Newsletter now available

 

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Martin I. Lawrence, DC

 

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Special Savings for New Members!

In Honor of NCHM, the NYSCA is offering a special savings to new members:

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Earn Up To 2 Months FREE NYSCA Membership

 

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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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2015 Board of Directors Election Results

The New York State Chiropractic Association is proud to announce the results of our May 2015 elections. We would like to take a moment to thank our previous incumbents for their hard work and fine efforts in supporting the NYSCA and the interests of Chiropractic in New York.

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NYS Pain Society 2015 Annual Meeting And Scientific Sessions

The New York State Pain Society will be hosting their 2015 Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel in NYC June 5-7.  We are pleased to inform you that NYSCA members Dr. Bruce Silber, Dr. David BenEliyahu, and Dr. William Venditelli will be presenting at this event during the Saturday afternoon session "Complementary Options to Manage Pain."

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NYSCA helps out the disabled

 

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Help Potential Patients Find You

 

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NYSCA Announces Redesigned Website!

 

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NYSCA & Council Present Testimony Regarding the Proposed WC Fee Schedule

 

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NYSCA District 15 Holds Coat Drive

 

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NYSCA & Council to Present Testimony Regarding the Proposed WC Fee Schedule

The New York State Assembly Insurance and Labor Committees will be holding a joint hearing in late December to examine the proposed Worker’s Compensation fee schedule. As you are aware, we have been working diligently on the changes that the Worker’s Compensation Board has been promulgating since 2007, and we have met several times with the Workers’ Compensation Board specifically on the fee schedule issue. We will be presenting testimony at the hearing. We are in the process of preparing testimony for submission. In addition, we will be testifying in person, in conjunction with the New York Chiropractic Council, at this hearing.

 

ACA, NYSCA and National Government Services, Inc., Work Together to Improve Chiropractic Documentation

Arlington, Va. – The American Chiropractic Association (ACA), the New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA), and National Government Services, Inc., the Jurisdiction K Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC), jointly presented a special Medicare documentation seminar in Queens, N.Y. The event provided in-depth instruction on how to properly bill and document chiropractic services under the Medicare program.

Recent government reports show a need for the chiropractic profession to improve its documentation skills. A bill introduced this month in the U.S. House of Representatives calls for HHS to develop a training program for doctors of chiropractic (DCs) whose claim error rates are higher than the profession’s national average. DCs who avail themselves to ACA-sponsored programs will avoid pre-authorization requirements that non-compliant providers could eventually face.

The program presented in New York featured ACA Medicare Committee representatives Michael Jacklitch, DC, Steven Conway, DC, as well as National Government Services representatives Kathy Dunphy, Laurence Clark, MD, and Greg McKinney, MD. Organizers viewed it as a possible template for the future national education program that HHS seeks to establish.

Of particular focus during the training is how DCs should document ongoing treatments and maintenance therapy. Government reports show that a high percentage of chiropractic Medicare documentation does not meet regulatory requirements. “ACA is on record supporting quality documentation tenets, ensuring a much lower error rate with Medicare claims,” said ACA President Anthony Hamm, DC. “Proper documentation will ensure that our claims data is accurate and complete.”

“The format of this presentation allowed for an open dialogue between attendees, National Government Services leaders, and the ACA Medicare Committee to determine how processes may be improved for all concerned. NYSCA looks forward to working with the ACA and National Government Services not only to provide additional meetings but in implementing improvements,” said NYSCA past president and New York Carrier Advisory Committee representative, Mariangela Penna, DC.

Dunphy, National Government Services director of congressional affairs, added, “We appreciate the ACA’s willingness to work proactively toward improving billing practices and look forward to continuing to work with the organization and its members to reduce error rates on chiropractic claims billed to Medicare.”

ACA plans to conduct additional seminars with National Government Services in the Northeast, and is open to working with other MACs that wish to hold similar programs in other jurisdictions.

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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.