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The NYSCA Announces the Results of the 2018 Election

 

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NYSCA 2018 Regional Directors Election

 

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Proposals to Improve Medical Care for Injured Workers

To increase provider participation in the workers' compensation system and improve injured workers' access to timely, quality medical care, the Workers' Compensation Board (Board) is proposing an increase to provider fees and adoption of the universal CMS-1500 form to reduce administrative burden, among other measures.

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Revised WC Medical Authorization Request Forms

Please note that the WCB has updated a few common forms including the MG-2 and MG-2.1. They have been revised to include a place for providers to include their National Provider Information (NPI) number.

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Low Back Pain: A Worldwide Call to Action

A call to action on the worldwide public health concern of increasing disability due to low back pain has been issued (March 21, 2018) through three papers in Lancet. According to these papers years lived with low back disability has increased 54% from 1990-2015 worldwide. All age groups and income levels were impacted. The greatest risk was seen in people that were obese, smokers with physical/mental comorbidities and physically demanding jobs.

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Congress Passes Legislation Expanding Veteran Access to Nondrug Chiropractic Services

 

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Chiropractic Lobby Day 2018

 

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Q&A with NYSCA 2018 Spring Convention Presenters: Dr. Kristina Petrocco-Napuli

 

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The NYSCA Announces Continued Enrollment in F4CP Group Membership

 

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Corporate Sponsor: UNS Inc

The NYSCA is very pleased to welcome Ulan Nutritional Systems Inc as a Diamond Level Corporate Sponsor!

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Corporate Sponsor: Smart HCS

The NYSCA is very pleased to welcome Smart Healthcare Solutions as a Diamond Level Corporate Sponsor!

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Corporate Sponsor: Elite Medical Supply

The NYSCA is very pleased to announce that Elite Medical Supply of New York has renewed its commitment as a Diamond Level Corporate Sponsor!

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Urgent: New CMS Billing Rules Effective 01/01/2018

Please note that CMS implemented a new rule to requires doctors of chiropractic to add a 2nd modifier when billing Medicare for non-covered physical medicine services.

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MIPS - To Participate or Not Participate: That is the Question

Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Final Rule increased the threshold for participation. With this increase, a significant number of providers fall into the exempt category and they are now breathing a sigh of relief. However, there’s one hidden tidbit which you may have missed - the potential damage to your reputation and practice if you DO NOT participate. As incredulous as this may sound, it’s a possibility to consider as your scores will be published on the Physician Compare website for all the world to see. Those scores may also be used for other third-party physician rating websites. One study found that 65% of people are aware of these rating sites and many use them regularly. Providers with high scores have an advantage over their competitors. Damage to online reputations could take years to undo.

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Q&A with NYSCA 2018 Spring Convention Presenters: Dr. William Austin

 

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Q&A with NYSCA 2018 Spring Convention Presenters: Dr. Evan Gwilliam

 

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Q&A with NYSCA 2018 Spring Convention Presenters: Dr. Jay Greenstein

 

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Q&A with NYSCA 2018 Spring Convention Presenters: Dr. Timothy Latham

 

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2018 Permanent Impairment Guidelines for Schedule Loss of Use Evaluations

The Workers’ Compensation Board has finalized the new Schedule Loss of Use Impairment Guidelines after consideration of much input from a variety of stake holders, including health care professionals.

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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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