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Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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

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NYS WCB Announces Public Comment Period for Revised Medical Fee Schedule

Please be aware that after initial public comment period, the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) has produced a revised proposed fee schedule. There are comments available for review on the State Register and the fee schedule is available for review on the WCB website

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Clarification Regarding Proposed Medical Fee Schedule

Having reviewed public comments on the proposed medical fee schedule released in June (below), the New York State Workers' Compensation Board will be issuing a revised draft of the schedule on October 3, which will be followed by a 30-day public comment period. Following the public comment period, the Board will review all comments. When final regulations are adopted, the Board will announce an effective date for the new schedule. Please watch for more information.

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Workers' Compensation Fee Schedule Update

As you may recall, the NYS WCB proposed a much needed update to the fee schedule. On behalf of the profession the NYSCA and Council responded with formal public comments on the proposed WC fee schedule.

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New Studies Support Inclusion of Chiropractic in Collaborative Care

San Jose, Calif.–Sept.11, 2018—Transforming toward a new care model that is patient-centered, comprehensive, collaborative and conservative, the U.S. healthcare system is incorporating chiropractic care as a drug-free treatment approach for the management of spinal disorders.

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Further Updates on Aetna/NIA Prior Authorization Program

Members of the NYSCA insurance committee met with Aetna and NIA to discuss the implementation of the new Pre-Authorization Program which went into effect on 09/01/18.  We understand that many of you were not notified until late July / early August and could not attend NIA's webinar on August 7, 9 or 16.  There has been some confusion regarding different aspects of the program, resulting in our reaching out to Aetna to discuss your concerns.

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Important Updates to ICD-10

It’s that time of year again. As you may be aware, every year since its inception, there have been updates to ICD-10 codes. Some years have more changes, others fewer. As of October 1, 2018 the following changes will go into effect:

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Providers Invited to Webinar for Updated Aetna Physical Medicine Program

Note from the NYSCA Insurance Committee:

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Update on Claims Processing for the Aetna/NIA Prior Authorization Program

Please note the following update relative to Aetna's new Prior Authorization Program which went into effect 9/1/18.

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New TPAs for Workers' Compensation, Volunteer Firefighter, and Volunteer Ambulance Claims

 

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WC Update: Special Funds Closes Down

 

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National Chiropractic Health Month 2018

 

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September is Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month

Niskayuna, New York, August 28, 2018 – September 2018 is designated as National Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month: an opportunity to raise public awareness about the dangers of prescription and over the counter (OTC) pain medications. It is also an opportunity to educate consumers about drug-free options, such as chiropractic care, to safely and effectively relieve chronic pain.

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Corporate Sponsor: NCMIC

The NYSCA is very pleased to welcome NCMIC as a Diamond Level Corporate Sponsor!

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Chiropractic Care For Our Military: Making Progress In Defeating Chronic Pain

Those who serve in the U.S. military are heroes, dedicating their lives to ensure the safety of our country. Military life requires many physical challenges, and for the troops to be in optimal shape they must undergo rigorous training. Common tasks include carrying heavy loads, running with body armor, jumping out of planes and much more. These types of activities can have a long-term impact on a person’s body, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many of our military suffer from chronic pain.

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Chiropractic Care For Veterans: Why Doctors Of Chiropractic Should Be On The Front Lines Of The Integrated Care Team

Military life requires many physical challenges. The physical stresses of carrying heavy loads, running with body armor and jumping out of planes can often have a long-term impact on a person’s body. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that many Veterans suffer from chronic pain from the lingering effects of active duty.

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Changes to Aetna Program Effective 09/01/18

 

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The NYSCA and Council Submit Comments on the Proposed NYS Workers' Comp Fee Schedule

 

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The NYSCA Co-Signs ACA Response to UHC Headache Policy

 

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The NYS WCB Announces Public Comment Period for Proposed Medical Fee Schedule

 

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