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NYCC President to Retire

Seneca Falls:  Dr. Thomas R. De Vita, chair of the Board of Trustees of New York Chiropractic College announced today that President Frank J. Nicchi, DC, MS will retire on August 31, 2017 after 36 years of service to New York Chiropractic College, with the last 17 as president. Under his leadership, the College evolved from a single-purpose college preparing doctors of chiropractic, to become a premier institution for the education and training of natural healthcare professionals and academicians.

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NYCC Holds July Commencement for Seven Graduate Programs

 

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CCE Reaffirms Accreditation for NYCC’s Chiropractic Program

Seneca Falls: New York Chiropractic College is pleased to announce that the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), acted on July 16, 2016, “To reaffirm the accreditation of the NYCC doctor of chiropractic degree program.” Reaffirmation marks the beginning of the next eight-year accreditation cycle for the program and the council extended its congratulations on NYCC’s achievement. “

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NYCC Named Great College to Work For Once Again

NYCC Does it Again! Named “2016 Great College to Work For” for Eighth Year; Seven Years on Honor Roll!

Seneca Falls: According to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) is once again one of the best colleges in the nation to work for.

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Dr. Sherri LaShomb, DC, ATC Assigned as the Athletic Trainer & Chiropractor to the USA Taekwondo Team for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio!

(Lewiston, NY)- Dr. Sherri LaShomb is packing her bags and gearing up for her next exciting venture; she’s heading to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio as the Athletic Trainer & Chiropractor to the USA Taekwondo Team.

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NYSCA Members in the News

 

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Educational Resources to Assist Chiropractors with Medicare Billing

This Special Edition (SE) MLN Matters® article is intended for Chiropractors submitting claims to Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) for chiropractic services provided to Medicare beneficiaries. CMS is providing this article in order to provide education for chiropractic billers on accessing the correct resources for proper billing. This article is intended to be a comprehensive resource for chiropractic documentation and billing.

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NYSCA Renews Participation with F4CP as a Group Member

 

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NYS Workers Compensation BPR project and Medical Portal update

The NYSCA WC Committee attended the first informational meeting of the second phase of the WC Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) project.  In an effort to reach out to stakeholders, the WCB will be traveling with this presentation throughout the state.  Interested parties are encouraged to attend and provide feedback.  You can find dates and locations using this link: http://www.wcb.ny.gov/BPR/Roadshows.jsp
The WCB has developed a Medical Portal, which is currently being tested to handle authorizations.  Likely beginning use Fall 2016.  For those who can't make the live meetings, there is a Medical Portal webinar on July 12th.
Other areas of exploration and future changes discussed were:
  • Monitoring carrier compliance and performance metrics
  • Virtual (video) hearings to improve patient ease/access
  • Improved efforts for outreach and education to stakeholders, including online videos for patients
  • How technology could be leveraged to improve communications within the system
  • Updating the WCB website
  • Creating of a voluntary ending review to expedite the appeals process
  • Ways to make the IME process more impartial
  • Exploration and encouragement of expansion of the PPO model in WC

 

American Chiropractic Association Lauds Opioid Legislation

Recommends Increased Access to Non-Drug Therapies

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F4CP May 2016 e-Newsletter now available

 

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NYCC Unveils School of Health Sciences and Education

Seneca Falls: New York Chiropractic College today unveiled its School of Health Sciences and Education. To improve upon its academic structure of having schools within the overarching New York Chiropractic College domain, this newest entity will encompass the existing Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition, Master of Science in Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction, and Bachelor of Professional Studies programs.  “The creation of this school and its inclusive name will bring the diverse masters and bachelor degree programs we currently offer under the identity of one school while facilitating potential growth of new online programs in the future,” says Michael Mestan, DC, EdD, the college’s Executive Vice President and Provost.

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JMPT - From the Editor's Desk – Does inclusion of chiropractic care result in cost savings?

The most recent issue of the JMPT has a series of 3 papers that will help to fill the evidence gap and answer the question "Does inclusion of chiropractic care result in cost savings?" Each of these papers focuses on one area of musculoskeletal health that has been identified as a public health burden: low back pain, neck pain, and headache.

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NYCC MS in Applied Clinical Nutrition Ranked in Top 5 Best Online Master’s in Nutrition Programs

 

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NYSCA Unity Update

The NYSCA is committed to the Unity process and looks forward to working toward that end with the Council. Regarding the Council's recent release, we regret that the Council paints the Unity process in a negative light. There are several issues that need to be resolved and we are confident that can be achieved. The NYSCA looks forward to future Unity meetings and finding compromise.  

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May is Posture Month - Join the Posture Revolution!

Here’s your chance to be one of the thousands of chiropractors promoting posture awareness.

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Update from the NYS Board of Chiropractic

The New York State Board for Chiropractic acknowledges and thanks Ellen Coyne, DC, for her 10 years of service. Dr. Coyne's dedication will continue as an extended Board member.

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NYSCA 2016 Board of Directors Election

 

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UnitedHealth Group/Optum Health updates

Attention NYSCA Members,

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Workers Comp Updates: Sedgwick and Broadspire erroneous denials

As many of you are aware the NYSCA Workers' Compensation Committee has been working with Broadspire and Sedgwick after issues were identified with inappropriate denials of Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy rendered within the recommendations of New York's Medical Treatment Guidelines.

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