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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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Chiropractic Services Relieve Low Back Pain in Female Veterans: Study

Legislation to expand access to chiropractic in the VA gains new momentum                        

Arlington, Va.A new study finds that female veterans—one of the fastest growing populations receiving treatment through the Veterans Administration (VA) health care system—experience improvement in low back pain with a course of chiropractic care, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).

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NYS WCB Chair Proposes Revised Impairment Guidelines

 

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Deadline Approaching for Required Registration with WCB

By now most, if not all, healthcare providers will have received notice from the New York State Workers' Compensation Board advising providers of their responsibility to register with the WCB and update their office address and contact information. Authorized providers are asked to register with the Board and update their office address(es) and contact information by December 29, 2017. This registration process will be an ongoing initiative every two to three years.

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NYCC Participates in NYSCA Conference in Syracuse

 

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Quality Payment Program Year 2

CMS has issued the final rule and comment period for the 2018 (year 2) Quality Payment Program.

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New Health Care Provider Registration Coming Soon

The Workers’ Compensation Board (Board) has initiated a registration process to update and maintain a current list of medical providers who are authorized to treat injured workers. The goal of this process is to enable an injured worker to easily and accurately identify Board-authorized medical providers.

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New Brand Positions ACA Chiropractors for Higher Standards, Future Opportunities

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) this week launched a new brand designed to make the association stronger and more relevant to its members and to better position it to seek and respond to opportunities in the modern health care system. More than just a new logo, the brand boldly defines what it means to be an ACA chiropractor.

“We're making a historic transformation on the inside by transitioning our governance, holding ourselves to higher professional standards, improving our relationships with other health care providers and committing to evidence-based care,” said ACA President David Herd, DC. “We've also improved our mission, vision, and values to inspire and empower a new legion of members to join our ranks.”

In addition, ACA is making a revolutionary transformation on the outside with a new look that is fresh, relevant and inspiring—and reflective of the association’s desire for collaboration with the wider health care world.

The new brand was the product of an extensive process of review, reflection and self-examination for ACA as an organization that started in 2015 with a new strategic plan. ACA then hired a respected consultant to reach out to members, non-members, other health care providers and a variety of stakeholders to ask what ACA means to them. The project took nearly six months and was a deep dive into the profession. After more than 30 hours of interviews, hundreds of survey responses and volumes of research, recommendations were presented to ACA’s Board of Governors last year, then ACA’s House of Delegates in March 2017.

Among key findings of the brand study:







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NYSCA Doctors Volunteer at the 11-Day Power Play Hockey Game

NYSCA District 17 doctors Sara Griffin, DC and Christopher Acquisto, DC were among a number of chiropractors who volunteered their time and services to the 11-Day Power Play Hockey Game, the longest game EVER. Buffalo’s HarborCenter played host to a continuous 11-day hockey game to raise money for Roswell Park Cancer Institute from June 22-July 3.

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