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Dr. Ivan Abelson, NYSCA Director and District 7 Past President

The NYSCA Executive Board and Board of Directors are profoundly saddened to announce the passing of Dr. Ivan Abelson on Friday, October 11, 2013.

Dr. Abelson served the chiropractic profession and NYSCA in many capacities, recently as a District 7 delegate. He was the immediate past president of District 7.  Additionally, Dr. Abelson served on the NYSCA Board of Directors and was co-chairman of the membership committee

Current District 7 President, George Rulli notes the the District Board "is in shock at the great loss."

Memorial services will be held Monday October 14, 2014 at 12:00pm at Gutterman's Chapel in Woodbury.

Gutterman's Memorial Chapel
8000 Jericho Turnpike
Woodbury, NY 11797
Telephone: 516.921.5757

The NYSCA Executive Board and Board of Directors wish to express our deepest sympathy to Dr. Abelson's family.


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2013 NYSCA Election Results Announced

The New York State Chiropractic Association is proud to announce the results of our May 2013 elections. We would like to take a moment to thank our previous incumbents for their hard work and fine efforts in supporting the NYSCA and the interests of Chiropractic in New York.

The following individuals have been elected to serve as our Executive Officers:
  • Louis Lupinacci, DC, President
  • James Hildebrand, DC, Vice President
  • Jason Brown, DC, Secretary
  • Lloyd Kupferman, DC, Treasurer
  • Bruce Silber, Past DC, Past President
The following individuals have been elected to serve on our Board of Directors:
  • Ivan Abelson, DC
  • Robert Block, DC
  • Robert Brown, DC
  • Jeremy Lee, DC
  • Mariangela Penna, DC
These will be joining our current Board of Directors incumbents:
  • Patrice Carroll, DC
  • Malcolm Levitin, DC
  • Christopher Piering, DC
  • Susan Schliff, DC
  • Gerald Stevens, DC
  • H. William Wolfson, DC
The new appointments have taken effect as of June 1, 2013. NYSCA thanks all the candidates that participated in this year's election and sends its congratulations to the winners.


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NYSCA District 14 monthly meeting

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 12:30pm
81 Route 59, Suffern NY

Highlights from the 2013 Spring Convention
Scope of practice, Medicare PQRS, EHR

Dear Colleagues,

The next NYSCA district 14 meeting will be Tuesday April 23 at 12:30 at my Suffern Office. The address is 81 Route 59, Suffern NY. If you have questions or need directions, please call 845-357-0364.

At this meeting, we will be discussing much of the information received at the NYSCA convention last month. There are several things important topics to cover, and it would be beneficial to all to have as many as possible participate.

One major issue concerning our profession is our scope of practice. NYSCA has recently developed a comprehensive scope-of-practice for Chiropractors in New York and wants to fine-tune it. We have been provided with a copy of this document and have been requested to provide feedback from our members. Comments from Council members are also welcome. Considering that NYSCA and The Council are moving closer to unification, having a scope of practice that is agreeable to both memberships is very important. NYSCA must make the decision of either presenting the scope-of-practice before or after unification, depending on the consensus of its members.

Our Chiropractic Political Action Committee helps promote the legislation that NYSCA is currently trying to get passed. These include the DC / MD partnership bill, the Electric-diagnostic bill, and the IME bill. Anyone wishing to contribute to the PAC, please let us know and we will be happy to give you information on how to do so. Many offices contribute by having $25 sent automatically to the PAC each month via credit card. This is less than the cost of one office visit per month.

Also, we will be discussing the Physicians Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program and reporting to Medicare. Offices not reporting beginning this year will receive a 1.5% reduction in reimbursements and next year that increases to 2%. We have a power point presentation from our Spring Convention that will be available to all in attendance at the next meeting.

Finally, several members have been inquiring about the move to electronic health records (EHR). If you are using EHR in your office and would be willing to explain at our meeting some of the aspects of making this change, please let us know. It would be helpful not to make the same mistakes, and if someone is willing to give a helping hand would be terrific. My office is at the very beginning of our transition and I have many questions also. If anyone is willing to help on this please let me know if you would be willing to discuss it at an upcoming meeting.


Arthur Kaufer, DC
President, NYSCA District 14 


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District 6 Meeting: How will the Patient Protection & Affordability Act, Commonly Called “Obamacare”, Affect the Chiropractic Profession?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 8:15 pm
NYCC Health Center
70 Division Ave, Levittown

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Marty Kotlar of Target Coding

How will the Patient Protection & Affordability Act,
Commonly Called “Obamacare”, Affect the Chiropractic Profession?

Additionally, Dr. Kotlar will be speaking about
the pros and cons of MD/DC/PT/NP practices.
Dr. Kotlar has written seven chiropractic and physical medicine & rehabilitation books on coding, compliance and documentation. He is a contributing author to Chiropractic Economics, Dynamic Chiropractic and is a featured guest speaker for Foot Levelers Seminars, Parker Seminars, The Coding Institute and at many state association conventions nationwide. Dr. Kotlar has taught coding and documentation courses at Parker College of Chiropractic, Northwestern Chiropractic College and New York Chiropractic College.

District 6 officers and board members will be present.
Get your questions answered regarding unity, Comp, No Fault, Medicare, etc.

$5 for Members of NYSCA or the Council
$20 for Non-Members
Pizza and Soft Drinks Included


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Mariangela Penna, DC was inducted as a Fellow into the International College of Chiropractors

Mariangela Penna, DC was inducted as a Fellow into the International College of Chiropractors at the annual American Chiropractic Association meeting recently held in Portland, OR. Presenting Dr. Penna with her award is H. William Wolfson, DC, ACA NY Downstate Delegate. Dr. Wolfson informed the attendees of the untiring efforts and hard work Dr. Penna has performed on behalf of the chiropractic profession. Dr. Penna’s recognition is richly earned and deserved. She is immediate past president of the New York State Chiropractic Association and serves as the NYSCA NY State Affiliate representative to the ACA.

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