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Small Business Administration (SBA) COVID-19 Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering two loan programs as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) to small businesses throughout New York State. See below for details of the SBA Paycheck Protection Program and SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program.

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Telemedicine Coding and Coverage

During the COVID-19 crisis, telemedicine and telehealth services will allow you to continue to care for your patients from a distance.  The NYSCA Insurance Committee continues to interact with various NYS offices, commercial carriers and TPAs to discuss and seek their guidelines relative to the application and coverage of telemedicine services for doctors of chiropractic.

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The New York State Budget has been Finalized

Resulting from efforts to place conservative chiropractic care, at the forefront of solutions to the opioid crisis, the following language was included in the state budget:

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COVID-19 Explanation of Financial Resources Available

There are two loan programs available: (1) the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. 

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Financial Assistance is on the Way for You and Your Practice!

Help for you and your practice is on the way.  Details are still emerging, but here's what is available to provide financial assistance and relief from impact of covid-19.

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Telemedicine is an option for New York Chiropractors, your patients, and your practice

As we in New York begin to experience the exponential surge of COVID-19, members are questioning how they can care for their patients. Some offices remain open as part of essential services, while others have decided to close because of the risk factors. Geography and patient population seem to be the biggest determinants in this professional choice.

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No Fault covers Telemedicine Services per WC Amendment

NYSCA members have been asking, "Does the WC amendment allowing temporary performance of telemedicine services during Covid-19 extend to No Fault?"  

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CE Requirements during COVID-19 from NYS Education Dept

The New York State Education Department has developed a webpage containing many frequently asked questions related to the developing COVID-19 situation.  An excerpt from this page as relates to continuing education requirements is included below.

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Telemedicine Services and Workers’ Compensation in New York

Telemedicine and telehealth services are currently being reviewed and discussed by the state board for chiropractic.  However, you may currently perform telemedicine for injured workers in need of timely help.

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Call Your Senators Now to Ensure Relief for Providers, Including Chiropractors

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Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) have introduced the Immediate Relief for Rural Facilities and Providers Act, new legislation to address the impending crisis facing our healthcare system as the spread of COVID-19 increasingly strains hospitals and providers across the country. Bennet and Barrasso's new legislation would extend a lifeline to rural hospitals, and all providers and the millions of Americans who depend on them for health care.

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Covid-19 Updates Regarding Essential Business and Chiropractic Practice

The NYSCA is working to remain vigilant at helping members understand and address the Covid-19 pandemic and remain responsive to updates and changes as this situation unfolds. It is our duty as an association to serve you our members, just as it is your duty to serve your patients and community. The following builds on a COVID-19 release from March 20th, as we continue to get questions from members we will try to add clarity.

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Chiropractic and COVID-19 | New York Executive Order 202.7

The New York State Chiropractic Association recognizes the gravity of the crisis regarding the Covid-19 virus and the need to function under a state of emergency declared by Governor Cuomo.  Essential businesses may remain open and are outlined in the Governor’s guidance for executive order 202.6, which includes doctors’ offices. 

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FREE COVID-19 Resources and Webinar for Chiropractic from ChiroHealthUSA

As CEO of ChiroHealthUSA and the owner of two practices, I myself have been looking for resources to help me make the best decisions I can for the team at ChiroHealthUSA and for our doctors, our staff, and the patients we serve. While there is a lot of information out there from the CDC, WHO, and local governments, I was interested in material specific to not only my practices, but helpful for the entire profession.

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Some WC Carriers have yet to update their reimbursement fee schedules

NYSCA Members have reported that a few workers compensation carriers have failed to properly update their fee schedules based on the January 1, 2020 update.  As you know, these changes for parity were needed and overdue.  The Workers Compensation Committee continues to act on your behalf to make necessary changes. 

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COVID-19 Resources for your practice

There are daily developments in the Coronavirus situation that is impacting the entire world. The NYSCA will try to keep abreast of all developments and inform the membership the best of our ability.

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COVID-19 Resources from NCMIC

NCMIC has provided a repository for trusted and up-to-date information on COVID-19 issues, including HIPAA concerns and how to discuss with patients.

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COVID-19 Alert: Keep Your Patients Informed

As doctors of chiropractic, it is pertinent to stay up-to-date on the latest information surrounding COVID-19, which has now been declared a pandemic.

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UnitedHealthcare requires 'GP' Always Therapy Modifier effective April 1, 2020

UnitedHealthcare will require the use of a 'GP' modifier for all billed physical medicine services effective 04/01/2020. 

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Your Membership Dollars At Work

As a member of the New York State Chiropractic Association, you are granted complimentary membership with the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) through enrollment in F4CP Group Membership. 

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Novel Coronavirus Recommendations

 

As most of you are probably aware, there are concerns with the novel coronavirus potential outbreak in the news. What would I do if a case comes into my office? What precautions should I undertake in my practice as a healthcare practitioner? These questions and many other might come to mind.

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