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EMERGENCY CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES - Urgent Covid-19 Update

There are important developments in the COVID-19 crisis here in NY. Empire State Development has updated the guidance on the definition of Essential Services. It has now been formalized and includes language which notes 'emergency chiropractic services' are essential. This would indicate that face to face chiropractic services that are non-emergency would not be considered essential.

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Update regarding "Emergency Chiropractic Services"

We continue to address the developing needs of chiropractic patients during the covid-19 crisis. We have been able to achieve a measure of clarity regarding NY's updated definition of essential services, including "Emergency Chiropractic Services". 

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

Background:

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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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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ACA Launches Website to Enhance Public Understanding of Chiropractic

Media Contact: Annette Bernat 
[email protected] (703) 812­-0226


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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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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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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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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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The Value of Chiropractic Gains Recognition in Nationally Published Research

The release of four new studies highlighting a more patient-centered, comprehensive and collaborative care model, which includes chiropractic care, proves to be an impressive win-win for you, your practice and your patients.

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ACA Year to Date Update

  • In January 2018, President Trump signed into law the ACA-supported "Jobs for Our Heroes Act." The law includes a provision allowing chiropractors working within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to perform physical exams on veterans needing a medical certificate to operate a commercial motor vehicle. 

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New Dry Needling Code Is the Culmination of a Successful ACA/APTA Collaboration

Following a successful nine-year collaboration between the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), a new CPT® code for dry needling will soon be available to providers, paving the way potentially for proper reimbursement, national standards and a greater understanding of how this relatively new modality helps patients in pain.

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Now Available: F4CP Opioid 3.0 eBook

As a member of the NYSCA, you are eligible for complimentary membership with the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP). F4CP is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about chiropractic care via POSITIVE PRESS. 

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House-Senate Opioid Bill Contains Provisions Related to Chiropractic

The president is expected to sign the massive legislation.

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New Studies Support Inclusion of Chiropractic in Collaborative Care

San Jose, Calif.–Sept.11, 2018—Transforming toward a new care model that is patient-centered, comprehensive, collaborative and conservative, the U.S. healthcare system is incorporating chiropractic care as a drug-free treatment approach for the management of spinal disorders.

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National Chiropractic Health Month 2018

 

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September is Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month

Niskayuna, New York, August 28, 2018 – September 2018 is designated as National Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month: an opportunity to raise public awareness about the dangers of prescription and over the counter (OTC) pain medications. It is also an opportunity to educate consumers about drug-free options, such as chiropractic care, to safely and effectively relieve chronic pain.

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Chiropractic Care For Our Military: Making Progress In Defeating Chronic Pain

Those who serve in the U.S. military are heroes, dedicating their lives to ensure the safety of our country. Military life requires many physical challenges, and for the troops to be in optimal shape they must undergo rigorous training. Common tasks include carrying heavy loads, running with body armor, jumping out of planes and much more. These types of activities can have a long-term impact on a person’s body, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many of our military suffer from chronic pain.

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Chiropractic Care For Veterans: Why Doctors Of Chiropractic Should Be On The Front Lines Of The Integrated Care Team

Military life requires many physical challenges. The physical stresses of carrying heavy loads, running with body armor and jumping out of planes can often have a long-term impact on a person’s body. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that many Veterans suffer from chronic pain from the lingering effects of active duty.

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Low Back Pain: A Worldwide Call to Action

A call to action on the worldwide public health concern of increasing disability due to low back pain has been issued (March 21, 2018) through three papers in Lancet. According to these papers years lived with low back disability has increased 54% from 1990-2015 worldwide. All age groups and income levels were impacted. The greatest risk was seen in people that were obese, smokers with physical/mental comorbidities and physically demanding jobs.

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