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Edited: Gerald Stevens DC, MS, MPH

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Life U to Host '17 USA Rugby College XVs National Championships

Four National Champions will be crowned at Life University's Lupo Family Field with action taking place on the pitch May 5-7, 2017

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Filing Paper Claims from NGS Medicare & CMS

 

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A History of the TCA vs TMA Lawsuit

Could This Happen In NY?

Edited by Gerald Stevens DC, MS, MPH

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NY Workers' Compensation Update

As Governor Cuomo delivered his State of the State addresses, one of the issues again highlighted was workers compensation reform. As you know, this impacts your patients and your practice. The NYSCA, working with the NY Chiropractic Council, has recently met with the WCB to welcome its new Chair and discuss the issues facing the chiropractic patient. NYSCA's WC Committee will continue to address the issues we face.

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Optum Health / UnitedHealthcare Update

As some of you are aware, there are some changes coming to the Optum Health / UnitedHealthcare program which may impact your practice. The NYSCA Insurance Committee has responded to dozens of calls to assist our members in understanding these impending changes. A summation of our knowledge to date, as already conveyed to many of our members, has been posted in the members only section of NYSCA.com.  

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USBJI Career Development & Grant Mentoring Program-Call for Applications

The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) and Bone and Joint Canada are dedicated to increasing research of musculoskeletal diseases.  The USBJI has developed a grant mentoring program to provide early- career investigators an opportunity to work with experienced researchers in our field to assist them in securing funding and other survival skills required for pursuing an academic career.

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F4CP and COCSA Partner to Launch 'PR 101 Crisis Communications Kit'

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ – October 25, 2016 – The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), the voice of the chiropractic profession, is pleased to announce that it is teaming up with Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (COCSA) to launch a ‘PR 101 Crisis Communications Kit.’ Set to launch on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016, the kit offers State Associations effective guidelines for managing crises - from negative publicity and attacks on the profession to the misrepresentation of information regarding the safety of chiropractic care.

This crisis communications kit represents the input and guidance of crisis management professionals who counsel companies and individuals nationwide in preparing for events and responding effectively,” says Sherry McAllister, DC, executive vice president, F4CP. “The guide will help State Associations to mitigate the potential for damage or avoid serious negative repercussions.”

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ACA Offers Spokespersons, Stroke Resources in Wake of Media Coverage

 

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News item about chiropractic-related stroke

Dear Colleagues,

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New York Chiropractic College Names Next President

 

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Stroke Resources for Chiropractic Offices

 

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Social Security Number Removal Initiative

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) requires CMS to remove Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards by April 2019. A new randomly generated Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) will replace the SSN-based Health Insurance Claim Number on new Medicare cards for transactions like billing, eligibility status, and claim status.

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Social Security Number Removal Initiative

What do you need to do to get ready?

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ICD10 Coding Update

There are thousands of code changes going into effect on October 1. Here is a list of the 70 or so that are most relevant to chiropractors. All of this information, and a whole lot more can be found in our brand new 2017 ICD-10 Coding for Chiropractic book. Order your ChiroCode book today and get a free cheat sheet!

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National Chiropractic Health Month 2016 Kicks Off Oct. 1

Online toolkit provides resources, guidance on participating in this year’s campaign

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F4CP September 2016 e-Newsletter now available

 

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Special Savings for New NYSCA Members during October

National Chiropractic Health Month 2016 Kicks Off Oct. 1

This October, doctors of chiropractic across the country will raise public awareness of the availability of non-drug options for pain treatment as part of National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) 2016. The campaign, a response to the U.S. epidemic of opioid overuse and abuse, will use the theme and hashtag #Chiropractic1st (Twitter, Facebook) to encourage the use of chiropractic and other conservative forms of pain management, where possible, before the use of prescription opioid pain medications. A toolkit is available online at www.acatoday.org/NCHMtoolkit for anyone who would like to participate.

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ICD-10 Updates Coming Oct. 1

Doctors of chiropractic should be aware that there are some significant updates regarding ICD-10 that go into effect Oct. 1 due to the partial code freeze being lifted. Of particular interest to DCs is the addition of numerous injury codes (chapter 19), musculoskeletal codes (chapter 13), and clarifications on “Excludes” notes and laterality. Doctors should review the 2017 ICD-10-CM Guidelines to familiarize themselves with the changes and make sure that all ICD-10 reference material is up to date.

Medicare Update: Comprehensive Error Rate Testing Chiropractic Services

The CERT program’s review of claims for chiropractic services has consistently yielded high improper payment rates. The majority of chiropractic services claims were the result of insufficient documentation, such as:

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