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Changes to Aetna Program Effective 09/01/18

 

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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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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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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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