AMA Clinician Practice Information Survey

The American Medical Association (AMA) is leading the Physician Practice Information (PPI) Survey in 2023-2024 with the primary purpose to collect representative data on practice expense and hours spent in direct patient care. This important effort aims to collect accurate data on the costs and challenges of modern physician practices and to share that information with policymakers and payers, so they can in turn make more informed decisions when it comes to policy and reimbursement issues.

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Updated Mandated Reporter Training Requirements

Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2021 amended Social Services Law § 413 to require additional training to include protocols to reduce implicit bias in decision-making processes, strategies for identifying adverse childhood experiences, and guidelines to assist in recognizing signs of abuse or maltreatment while interacting virtually within the New York State Mandated Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment/Neglect coursework. This law requires that mandated reporters (which includes New York State Chiropractors), including those who have previously undergone the current training, complete the updated training curriculum by April 1, 2025.

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ACA Launches Fellowship to Prepare Future Health Policy Experts

Arlington, Va. – The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has launched a Health Policy Fellowship to educate doctors of chiropractic about health policy, coding and other complex issues and to prepare them to advocate on behalf of the chiropractic profession in the future. 

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Q&A: Recouping Credit Card Processing Fees

In mid-Summer 2021, the NYSCA issued a memorandum in response to a question about whether chiropractors as merchants could levy a surcharge on a patient who used her credit card to pay for her deductible, copayment or visit charge in order to offset the credit card companies processing fees often referred to as “swipe fees.”

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NYSCA 2024 Board of Directors Elections

Governance elections for the NYSCA Officers and Regional Directors are beginning to ramp up.  Members interested in campaigning for a position on the NYSCA Board of Directors should start planning now. 

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NYSCA 2024 District Officer Elections

One of the benefits of NYSCA membership is your opportunity to have an active share in shaping the future of your profession by running for leadership positions and casting your ballot in the Annual NYSCA Elections. The NYSCA promotes professional self-governance, which under New York State law requires governance by majority vote. 

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Call for Nominations: NYSCA Committee Volunteers

The NYSCA has seven standing committees in place to assist our members and coordinate efforts to protect, promote, and support the profession in the state of New York.  If you have particular skills, experience, or interest in working with one of the NYSCA Committees, we urge you to reach out to express your interest! 

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ACA Elects New Leadership

Arlington, Va. – The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) installed new leadership during its annual meeting in January in Washington, D.C. Leo Bronston, DC, MAppSc, of Onalaska, Wis., was elected president of the association, and Marcus Nynas, DC, of Billings, Mont., was re-elected vice president for the 2024-2025 term by members of the ACA Board of Governors (BoG).

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ACA Presents 2024 Annual Awards

Arlington, Va. – The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) presented its 2024 Annual Awards on Jan. 26 during its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The awards recognize chiropractors and other individuals for their exceptional service, achievement and/or leadership within the chiropractic profession.

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Necessity of Fascial Manipulation® in a Chiropractic Practice.

Speaker Announcement: Dr. Warren Hammer will present “Necessity of Fascial Manipulation® in a Chiropractic Practice" at the New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA) 2024 Spring Convention!

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American Medical Association Appoints Chiropractor to CPT Editorial Panel

Arlington, Va. –  American Chiropractic Association (ACA) member Leo Bronston, DC, MAppSc, of Onalaska, Wis., has been appointed by the American Medical Association (AMA) Board of Trustees to serve on the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Editorial Panel. Dr. Bronston will be the first doctor of chiropractic to join the Panel.    

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Governor Kathy Hochul’s 2024 - 2025 Proposed State Budget

Governor Kathy Hochul delivered her third State Budget address this morning.  She began her address by announcing that the State is no longer predicting a budget deficit for this fiscal year. The Division of Budget announced that tax revenue forecasts increased by $5.9 billion, leading the State to have a $2.2 billion surplus leading into this year’s budget. As we had noted in previous updates, the Division of Budget was predicting a budget deficit of around $4.5 billion. Despite this news, the Governor urged fiscal caution throughout her address, noting that future economic outlooks for the State look far less rosy.

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The Evolution of Pelvic Floor Management in a Chiropractic Setting

Speaker Announcement: Dr. Sarah Tirimacco will present “The Evolution of Pelvic Floor Management in a Chiropractic Setting" at the New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA) 2024 Spring Convention!

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Nutritional Effects on Blood Chemistry

Speaker Announcement: Dr. James Forster will present “Nutritional Effects on Blood Chemistry" at the New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA) 2024 Spring Convention!

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A Concussion of Forces: The Science, Neurology, and Philosophy of a Vertebral Subluxation

Speaker Announcement: Dr. Eric Russell will present “A Concussion of Forces: The Science, Neurology, and Philosophy of a Vertebral Subluxation" at the New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA) 2024 Spring Convention!

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Protocols for Longevity: Optimizing Healthspan and Human Performance

Speaker Announcement: Dr. Robert Silverman will present “Protocols for Longevity: Optimizing Healthspan and Human Performance" at the New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA) 2024 Spring Convention!

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Governor Kathy Hochul’s 2024 State of the State Address

Today, Governor Kathy Hochul delivered her third State of the State address from the Assembly chamber in the Capitol during a joint session of the Assembly and Senate. During the State of the State, the Governor focused on a goal of making New York a more affordable place to live. The State of the State contained numerous policy proposals, and the Governor also made clear that the economic outlook for 2024 is far less rosy than it was in 2023.  Nonetheless, the Governor announced that she will not be proposing or supporting an increase in personal income taxes.

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Beginning of the 2024 Legislative Session

Today was the first day of the 2024 legislative session. Normally, this day would be marked with the Governor’s State of the State address, but a few weeks ago, Governor Hochul announced that she would hold that address next Tuesday, January 9. Both the Senate and Assembly still held their opening day receptions, and the Capitol was bustling with Legislators and visitors.

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National Practice Expenses Survey Will Include Chiropractors

Arlington, Va. — The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is joining more than 170 healthcare groups in support of a national study to collect data that will be used to accurately determine physician practice expenses. Information collected through the Physician Practice Information (PPI) Survey will help policymakers to better understand the costs associated with modern physician practices and to support physician payment advocacy.

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On the Agenda | Dec 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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