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NYSCA Member Granted 'Recognition Status' by NCQA

Dr. David BenEliyahu of Selden, NY, a NYSCA District 7 member for over 30 years, was recently granted 'Recognition Status' for the Patient Centered Connected Care Program, by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Dr BenEliyahu's chiropractic practice, Coram-Selden Chiropractic, is the first Chiropractic practice in New York State, and the second in the nation, to receive the prestigious NCQA Seal for Patient Centered Connected Care (PCCC).

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New York Chiropractic College Holds Commencement

 

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Medicare Provision for Reimbursement of Chiropractic Manipulation Services

News and Alerts NGS Medicare

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NYS WCB Online Medical Portal Update

On March 28, 2016 the NYS WCB hosted an informational webinar and feedback session regarding the web based Medical Portal they have been developing. It was attended by the NYSCA WC Committee. As you may know, this is part of the larger Business Process Reengineering Project that they have been undergoing and the NYSCA has been engaged in for several years.

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NYSCA Call to Action!

Allow doctors of chiropractic to form partnerships with medical doctors!

The New York State Chiropractic Association needs your help.  A4391, sponsored by Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell, and S215-A, sponsored by Senator Jack Martins, would amend the limited liability company law, the business corporation law, the partnership law and the public health law to allow doctors of chiropractic to form partnerships with medical doctors.

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CMS Payment Adjustments & Hardship Information

 

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CMS Publishes New Series of Chiropractic Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published a series of three Special Edition educational articles for DCs submitting claims for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries. MLN Matters® articles SE1601, SE1602 and SE1603 provide guidance on improving billing and documentation of chiropractic services, increasing compliance with Medicare regulations and reducing the profession's claims error rate. Also available are ACA's related resources here.

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F4CP March 2016 e-Newsletter now available

 

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Chiropractic Physicians Applaud CDC Guideline on Opioid Prescribing; Encourage Conservative Options First for Pain

 

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American Chiropractic Association Elects New President

 

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David Herd, DC Elected President of the American Chiropractic Association

 

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Important Information from the ACA Vice President regarding #MedicareEquality

Dear Colleagues:

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CMS issues Final 60-day Rule regarding return of overpayments made to providers and suppliers

In brief:

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Important Information: Medicare Equality Campaign

Last February the ACA House of Delegates passed a formal resolution directing ACA to make achieving full physician status in Medicare a top priority of the association.

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Beat Pain Without Dangerous Drugs

Ask the Doctor With Dr. Robert G. Silverman

Dr. Robert G. Silverman is one of the nation’s foremost chiropractic healers. He was named the American Chiropractic Association’s 2015 Sports Chiropractor of the Year. Dr. Silverman specializes in natural pain relief, sports performance, and nutrition. He is a nationally and internationally known speaker and has his own TV show. Dr. Silverman graduated magna cum laude from the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic. He is in private practice in White Plains, N.Y. Visit his website HERE.

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NGS Medicare Fee Schedule Update

 

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Call for Participants Chiropractic Care For Chronic Pain

 

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NYCC December Commencement Exercises

On Saturday, December 5, New York Chiropractic College held commencement exercises in the Standard Process Health and Fitness Center, conferring 94 Doctor of Chiropractic and 27 Bachelor of Professional Studies degrees.

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Martin I. Lawrence, DC

 

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Senate Passes Bill to Expand Chiropractic Services at Major VA Medical Centers

Arlington, Va. - The U.S. Senate has approved legislation that will improve the delivery of benefits to America's veterans, bringing them one step closer to gaining further access to the essential services provided by doctors of chiropractic (DCs) at major Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers. S. 1203, the 21st Century Veterans Benefits Delivery Act, passed under unanimous consent and has been referred to the U.S. House of Representatives, where it awaits action. 
 
Section 102 of the Act, titled "Expansion of Provision of Chiropractic Care and Services to Veterans," calls for the chiropractic benefit to be carried out at a minimum of two additional medical centers or clinics per Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) no later than two years after enactment of the bill, with the program being implemented at no less than 50 percent of all medical centers in each VISN within three years of enactment. There are nearly 160 VA treatment facilities nationwide. Currently, DCs serve at 66 treatment facilities across the country. 
 
Especially important to note in the bill is the further integration of chiropractic services available to veterans, which was broadened to include services provided by DCs under the Preventive Health Services and Medical categories in addition to the existing coverage area of Rehabilitative Services, placing DCs in service categories previously closed to them. 
 
"For the past several years, veterans have enjoyed only limited access to the essential services provided by doctors of chiropractic throughout the VISN," said American Chiropractic Association (ACA) President Anthony Hamm, DC. "ACA has worked closely with our congressional allies, such as Sens. Jerry Moran and Richard Blumenthal, on behalf of our nation's heroes and in support of this important bill." 
 
"I am especially proud that the member institutions that comprise the Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC) will play a pivotal role in preparing the next generation of DCs to serve our military veterans throughout the United States and overseas," said David O'Bryon, JD, CAE, ACC president. "It is important for us to assist with veterans care."
 
The provision comes after a VA report published in June 2015, stated that more than 61 percent of Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn veterans who sought health care from the VA over a 13-year period were treated for musculoskeletal ailments. 

Sen. Moran (R-Kansas), a senior member of the Senate VA Committee, and Sen. Blumenthal (D-Conn.), ranking member of the committee, championed this provision, after introducing S. 398, the "Chiropractic Care Available to all Veterans Act of 2015," from which the pro-chiropractic provisions of the recently passed legislation were derived. Sens. Moran and Blumenthal have been strong supporters of further integrating the essential services provided by DCs to veterans and worked closely with ACA in securing support for this provision in the Senate.
ACA believes that the inclusion of services provided by DCs in the VA health care system will speed the recovery of many veterans, especially those returning from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The services provided by DCs have been proven to be a cost-effective and beneficial treatment option. In fact, a 2010 study published in Clinical Rehabilitation found that spinal manipulation provided better short- and long-term functional improvement and more pain relief in follow-up assessments than other physiotherapy interventions. Furthermore, a2003 study published in the medical journal Spine found that manual manipulation provides better short-term relief of chronic spinal pain than a variety of medications.
Prior to congressional intervention over a dozen years ago, no DCs served on the staff of any VA treatment facility. The availability of chiropractic care for eligible veterans was limited to VA "referrals" to DCs serving in private practice outside the VA system. Such referrals were so rare that chiropractic care was essentially non-existent within the VA system.

 



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