Medicare Documentation Job Aid for Doctors of Chiropractic

Have you received a request for documentation from a Medicare contractor but not sure if your records comply? We understand the challenges Doctors of Chiropractic face when determining what to include in responding to a request for medical records. The A/B Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) partnered together to create this job aid to help you properly respond to these requests.

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New NYS Workers' Comp Fee Schedule Effective January 1, 2020

The New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA) and New York Chiropractic Council have been actively working with the New York State Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) to achieve parity in the system for services provided by Doctors of Chiropractic in New York State.

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Workers' Compensation Update

Please be advised that the proposed increase to the chiropractic conversion factor will be going into effect on January 1, 2020 as anticipated. This change recognizes the need for parity in the Workers Compensation system and represents a positive step forward in the recognition of the value of chiropractic care. We appreciate the willingness of the WCB to address this issue.

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John Edwards DC, NYSCA District 10 member

The NYSCA is sad to say that we lost a long time member. Dr John Edwards was an outstanding chiropractor, contributor to his community, and a wonderful human being! He will be sorely missed by us all.

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NGS Webinar: Chiropractic Billing and Documentation

National Government Services (the Medicare contractor for our region) is offering a seminar on Medicare billing to providers on Wed, Dec 18, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM EST.  You may sign up by following the link below:

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ACA Launches Website to Enhance Public Understanding of Chiropractic

Media Contact: Annette Bernat 
[email protected] (703) 812­-0226

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On The Agenda | December 2019 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. Download and read the latest edition today!

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ASH contracts with Suffolk County employees through BCBS

Please note the following notification from American Specialty Health (ASH) relative to employees of Suffolk County.

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Workers' Compensation Update - December 2019

The NYSCA would like to thank our membership in assisting to drive necessary changes to New York's Workers' Compensation system.  On October 31, 2019, our president, Dr. Jason Brown, once again led the discussion with executive members of the Workers' Compensation Board which was also attended by NYSCA Insurance Chair Dr. Robert Martin and NYSCA Lobbyist Amy Kellogg.  In the continued spirit of unity, the meeting was also attended by representatives of the NY Chiropractic Council.

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Testimony of Dr. Jason Brown, President of the NYSCA, to the Joint Senate Task Force On Opioids, Addiction and Overdose Prevention

To support awareness and access to chiropractic care, Dr. Jason Brown, NYSCA President, presented testimony to the Joint Senate Task Force on Opioids, Addiction and Overdose Prevention. Our united efforts offered similar testimony from the Council. NYSCA’s testimony focused on early recommendation of conservative measures to avoid the first opioid prescription and included our support for bills proposed by Senators Rivera and Harckham that would increase awareness of chiropractic.

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Webinar: Clinical Cases of the Head and Neck

In addition to CE available at our statewide conventions, the NYSCA now offers continuing education credit via webinar through NYCC Post-Grad. NYSCA Webinars are held monthly, usually on a Wednesday at 1pm EST. 

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National Chiropractic Health Month Begins Oct. 1

National Chiropractic Health Month 2019

Strength. Stability. Success.

Musculoskeletal (MSK) health helps people live full and active lives.

Everyone wants to be strong and healthy. Our musculoskeletal (MSK) system – comprised of our muscles, bones and joints – plays an important role in helping us get and stay stronger at all stages of life. ... It’s what makes it possible for us to stand. It’s what enables us to move. It’s what powers us to do the things that matter most, whether that’s taking care of our children, hiking in the Rockies, remodeling a vintage piece of furniture or dancing until the sun comes up.

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On The Agenda | September 2019 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. Download and read the latest edition today!

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September is National Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month

Sponsored by the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, National Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month is a national observance and annual campaign geared toward raising public awareness of chiropractic care as the preferred first-line approach to safe, effective, drug-free
management of low back, neck and neuro-musculoskeletal pain.

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Great things are happening in our profession!

The Chiropractic fee schedule for work and automobile related injuries in New York State (NYS) is governed under the regulations set forth by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB).

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New York Chiropractic College Holds Spring Commencement Ceremony

College Celebrates Conferment of 175 Graduate Degrees

August 2019, SENECA FALLS, N.Y. – New York Chiropractic College will host its Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, August 3, at 9:30 a.m. (EDT) in the NYCC Standard Process Athletic Center. During the ceremony, NYCC will confer 175 degrees on students who have earned or are on track to earn their diplomas by the end of the year.

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A New Medicare Documentation Job Aid for Doctors of Chiropractic Has Been Released

Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed and released a Medicare Documentation Job Aid to assist chiropractors in responding to medical records requests, medical necessity documentation, and corrective treatment documentation. These PDF downloads are available on the website. 

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Bill Introduced to Modernize Medicare Coverage of Chiropractic Services

Arlington, VA – A bill that would update Medicare by increasing its coverage of services provided by doctors of chiropractic within the full extent of their licensure was introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives. (HR3654)

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NYS WCB Proposing Changes to the Chiropractic Conversion Factor

Through the hard work of the NYSCA, the New York State Workers Compensation Board (WCB) is proposing to change the chiropractic conversion factor, creating parity for the first time since our inclusion in workers' compensation for doctors of chiropractic. The disparity in the conversion factor has been a priority of the joint efforts from NYSCA and the Council. Working together, and working with the WCB, positive change is coming.

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Lobbying Update - June 2019

The NYSCA, in conjunction with the acupuncturists, massage therapists, physical therapist and occupational therapists, has worked with the NY legislature to submit legislation that recommends consideration and prescription of conservative care treatments, including chiropractic prior to prescribing opioid analgesics for neuromusculoskeletal conditions.   The bill is A8256/S5867 sponsored by Assemblyman Richard Gottfried and Senator Gustavo Rivera. The bill is currently on the  Assembly Health Committee agenda.