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2023 Election Update

Tuesday, November 7 was Election Day in New York. Since it is an odd-numbered year, most races on the ballot were for local elections. There were also two proposed amendments to the New York State Constitution that appeared on the ballot as statewide voter referendums.
Voters approved both Constitutional Amendments on Tuesday.

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Medicare 2024 Premiums and Deductibles

On October 12, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2024 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs, and the 2024 Medicare Part D income-related monthly adjustment amounts.

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Webinar: Chronic Spine Pain and Rehabilitation (Part 6)

Join us for the next NYSCA lunchtime CE webinar on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 1pm! Earn continuing education credits from the comfort of your home or office.

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ACA Engage 2024

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for ACA Engage 2024, which will take place in Washington, D.C., Jan. 24 - Jan. 27, 2024. A luxurious landmark in one of D.C.'s premier neighborhoods, the Omni Shoreham Hotel is the optimal location to host Engage 2024. Join us in the heart of our Nation’s Capitol for an unforgettable chiropractic event.

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Join the NYSCA during October and save up to 50%!

October is National Chiropractic Health Month and great things are happening in the Chiropractic profession in New York!

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NYS Pay Transparency Law Now in Effect

With the Pay Transparency Act now in effect as of September 17, New York employers with four or more employees are required to disclose a pay range on all job postings. In the latest LEGALcurrents from Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, Anna McCarthy and Yomaris Sanchez-Orona break down everything you need to know to ensure your business is compliant.

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On The Agenda | Sept 2023

On the Agenda, the official publication of the New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA), is published quarterly. It is designed to provide information about the Chiropractic profession and NYSCA activities and initiatives. 

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The Empire Plan - News from the NIC

Enrollee benefits have changed for certain groups in The Empire Plan effective July 1, 2023.  We have included information relative to massage therapy and acupuncture, for those NYSCA members who provide these services in their office.  Please note: The New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) Empire Plan for NY state and local government employees is not Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield.

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Only Chiropractors Who Are Also Licensed Acupuncturists May Provide Acupuncture Services to Their Patients

Pursuant to Education Law §6551, the scope of practice for the profession of chiropractic does not authorize the use or practice of acupuncture to treat diseases, disorders, or dysfunctions of the body. However, chiropractors who also licensed under Article 160 of the Education Law as an acupuncturist may offer such services under that license, but not as a chiropractor.

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CGI Digital Enters Agreement with the NYSCA

The New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA) is pleased to announce that the Association has entered into an agreement  with CGI Digital (CGI) to coordinate and produce a series of educational videos to showcase the chiropractic profession in New York.

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Revised Form I-9 for US Employers

On Aug. 1, 2023, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (PDF, 899.28 KB). Form I-9 is used to “verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must properly complete Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens. Both employees and employers (or authorized representatives of the employer) must complete the form.” (USCIS)

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Q&A: NYS Employers and COVID-19 Sick Leave

A news source recently reported that “another summer COVID wave may have started in the U.S.” (NPR, 2023).  As a result, NYS employers may begin seeing an uptick in the number of employees who are absent from work due to illness.  You yourself may have wondered, “What are my obligations regarding employee sick leave due to COVID-19?”

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NCHM 2023: Relieve, Restore, Resume

Arlington, Va. – The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and doctors of chiropractic nationwide will celebrate National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) 2023 this October with the theme “Chiropractic: Relieve, Restore, Resume.” The campaign will bring attention to the prevalence and impact of chronic pain and the importance of non-drug approaches such as chiropractic services for safe and effective pain management.

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Employers: Privacy Requirements Could Catch You Off-Guard

Most organizations are aware of the privacy laws designed to protect consumer data. However, many organizations may not be aware that another constituency has the same rights—employees. Without the proper protocols in place for protecting and providing access to employee data, employers could find themselves in hot water. This LEGALcurrents provides insights on what organizations should be doing to establish the right data protection model for consumer and employee data.

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NYSCA Member Spotlight - Dr. Misty Dickason - District 3 Member

This month we're highlighting Dr. Misty Dickason at Synergy Physical Therapy & Chiropractic in Corona NY!

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2023 End of Session Update

New York’s legislative session was scheduled to end on Thursday, June 8; however, both houses remained in session into the weekend. The Senate finished around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 10th. The Assembly worked until Saturday at 4:30 p.m. but then adjourned without concluding their business. The Assembly returned on June 20th to wrap up remaining issues and concluded their business late in the evening of June 21. This session was limited in scope, mainly focusing on passing local bills.

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F4CP Marketing Resource Guide

New eBook: How to Serve Content at the Right Time in the Patient Acquisition Journey 

To this day, 40% of chiropractic practice’s revenue comes entirely from the patient’s pocket. This reliance on community awareness means clinics need to leverage advertising and marketing tools to ensure growth and prosperity.

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NY Breastfeeding Accommodations Law Amendment is Now in Effect

An update to New York State's nursing employee and breastfeeding accommodations law is now in effect as of June 7. Here are the essential obligations that employers should take note of to ensure they are in full compliance.

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On The Agenda | June 2023

On the Agenda, the official publication of the New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA), is published quarterly. It is designed to provide information about the Chiropractic profession and NYSCA activities and initiatives. 

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New model sexual harassment policy serves as a reminder for NY employers

In his most recent column published in the Rochester Business Journal, Labor and Employment Partner, Ben Mudrick, breaks down New York state’s recently revised Model Sexual Harassment Policy and what has changed. Ben discusses the circumstances leading up to these changes, how they are affecting New York businesses, and what employers should be aware of when considering their own policies.

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