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Testimony of Dr. Jason Brown, President of the NYSCA, to the Joint Senate Task Force On Opioids, Addiction and Overdose Prevention

To support awareness and access to chiropractic care, Dr. Jason Brown, NYSCA President, presented testimony to the Joint Senate Task Force on Opioids, Addiction and Overdose Prevention. Our united efforts offered similar testimony from the Council. NYSCA’s testimony focused on early recommendation of conservative measures to avoid the first opioid prescription and included our support for bills proposed by Senators Rivera and Harckham that would increase awareness of chiropractic.

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Webinar: Clinical Cases of the Head and Neck

In addition to CE available at our statewide conventions, the NYSCA now offers continuing education credit via webinar through NYCC Post-Grad. NYSCA Webinars are held monthly, usually on a Wednesday at 1pm EST. 

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National Chiropractic Health Month Begins Oct. 1

National Chiropractic Health Month 2019

Strength. Stability. Success.

Musculoskeletal (MSK) health helps people live full and active lives.

Everyone wants to be strong and healthy. Our musculoskeletal (MSK) system – comprised of our muscles, bones and joints – plays an important role in helping us get and stay stronger at all stages of life. ... It’s what makes it possible for us to stand. It’s what enables us to move. It’s what powers us to do the things that matter most, whether that’s taking care of our children, hiking in the Rockies, remodeling a vintage piece of furniture or dancing until the sun comes up.

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On The Agenda | September 2019 Digital Edition

On the Agenda is published quarterly by the New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA). It is designed to provide information about the Chiropractic profession and NYSCA activities and initiatives. Download and read the latest edition today!

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September is National Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month

Sponsored by the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, National Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month is a national observance and annual campaign geared toward raising public awareness of chiropractic care as the preferred first-line approach to safe, effective, drug-free
management of low back, neck and neuro-musculoskeletal pain.

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Great things are happening in our profession!

The Chiropractic fee schedule for work and automobile related injuries in New York State (NYS) is governed under the regulations set forth by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB).

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New York Chiropractic College Holds Spring Commencement Ceremony

College Celebrates Conferment of 175 Graduate Degrees

August 2019, SENECA FALLS, N.Y. – New York Chiropractic College will host its Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, August 3, at 9:30 a.m. (EDT) in the NYCC Standard Process Athletic Center. During the ceremony, NYCC will confer 175 degrees on students who have earned or are on track to earn their diplomas by the end of the year.

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A New Medicare Documentation Job Aid for Doctors of Chiropractic Has Been Released

Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed and released a Medicare Documentation Job Aid to assist chiropractors in responding to medical records requests, medical necessity documentation, and corrective treatment documentation. These PDF downloads are available on the website. 

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Bill Introduced to Modernize Medicare Coverage of Chiropractic Services

Arlington, VA – A bill that would update Medicare by increasing its coverage of services provided by doctors of chiropractic within the full extent of their licensure was introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives. (HR3654)

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NYS WCB Proposing Changes to the Chiropractic Conversion Factor

Through the hard work of the NYSCA, the New York State Workers Compensation Board (WCB) is proposing to change the chiropractic conversion factor, creating parity for the first time since our inclusion in workers' compensation for doctors of chiropractic. The disparity in the conversion factor has been a priority of the joint efforts from NYSCA and the Council. Working together, and working with the WCB, positive change is coming.

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Lobbying Update - June 2019

The NYSCA, in conjunction with the acupuncturists, massage therapists, physical therapist and occupational therapists, has worked with the NY legislature to submit legislation that recommends consideration and prescription of conservative care treatments, including chiropractic prior to prescribing opioid analgesics for neuromusculoskeletal conditions.  

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Update: Direct Liability of Business Associates |

On May 24, 2019 HHS OCR issued updated guidance on the direct liability of business associates -- entities and individuals a covered entity (you or your practice) contracts with or otherwise retains or engages with in practice (e.g., a billing service) -- under the HIPAA Rules. To view this update, please click the link below:

Direct Liability of Business Associates

On The Agenda | June 2019 Digital Edition

On the Agenda is published quarterly by the New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA). It is designed to provide information about the Chiropractic profession and NYSCA activities and initiatives. Download and read the latest edition today!

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The NYSCA Announces the Results of the 2019 Elections

The votes have been tallied and election results are below.  The results below represent terms from June 1, 2019 until May 31, 2021.  We thank all who were willing to run for an elected position and look forward to the leadership of our Officers and Board members.

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Resources for VBA talking points

By this time, I am sure you have all seen the articles circulating about a 28-year old man from Oklahoma who suffered a stroke from cracking his own neck. The doctor who treated him is quoted in the article stating the following:

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Polls Now Open for the 2019 NYSCA Officer and Regional Director Elections

Polls for the election of NYSCA Officers and Directors open today. In odd-numbered years (2019), the positions open for election are Directors in Region 1, Directors in Region 3, and all Officer positions. For more information on election procedures, please click here.

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NYSCA/Council Joint Unity Update

On April 11th, 2019 leaders of the NYSCA and Council met to find common ground, direction, and restore momentum to the Unity process. We are pleased to report we were able to do that.

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Updated NYS WC Medical Fee Schedule Effective 4/1/19

Don't forget to implement the New NYS Workers' Compensation Fee Schedule for services rendered on and after 4/1/19.  

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On The Agenda | March 2019 Digital Edition

On the Agenda is published quarterly by the New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA). It is designed to provide information about the Chiropractic profession and NYSCA activities and initiatives. Download and read the latest edition today!

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Urgent Request from the NYSCA Membership Committee

The NYSCA is excited to invite you join our ranks as we continue to advocate for Doctors of Chiropractic in New York. It is only through participation of DCs like you that we can advance the role of the profession in our state.

At the current time, the NYSCA is active in advocating for DCs to have a greater role in the treatment of New Yorkers throughout the state. In short, we are working to creating an environment where chiropractic can thrive. Among our recent activities, we have
  • Met with the Worker’s Compensation Board and the Governor’s office to protect the rights of DCs and their patients in the WC system. DCs will see a significant improvement in the rate of reimbursement in April 2019.
  • Met with the Department of Financial Services regarding the changes in the WC fee schedule and the implementation of rules in No-Fault. Additional efforts to protect the rights of injured persons and DCs are ongoing.
  • Introduced legislation that would enhance the business environment in NY for practicing DCs.
  • Introduced legislation to modernize the scope of practice in NY to allow DCs to practice to the full extent of their education and training. Our current scope was written in 1963 and is need of updating to reflect our training.
  • Expanded benefit for members in the NYSCA that allow member doctors to achieve professional and business savings that could offset the cost of membership.

To succeed, Chiropractors in New York need an active organization advocating for patients and doctors. To be a strong organization, the NYSCA needs you. Your membership application is available online here.

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