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Congress Passes Legislation Expanding Veteran Access to Nondrug Chiropractic Services

 

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Chiropractic Lobby Day 2018

 

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Q&A with NYSCA 2018 Spring Convention Presenters: Dr. Kristina Petrocco-Napuli

 

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The NYSCA Announces Continued Enrollment in F4CP Group Membership

 

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Corporate Sponsor: UNS Inc

The NYSCA is very pleased to welcome Ulan Nutritional Systems Inc as a Diamond Level Corporate Sponsor!

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Corporate Sponsor: Smart HCS

The NYSCA is very pleased to welcome Smart Healthcare Solutions as a Diamond Level Corporate Sponsor!

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Corporate Sponsor: Elite Medical Supply

The NYSCA is very pleased to announce that Elite Medical Supply of New York has renewed its commitment as a Diamond Level Corporate Sponsor!

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Urgent: New CMS Billing Rules Effective 01/01/2018

Please note that CMS implemented a new rule to requires doctors of chiropractic to add a 2nd modifier when billing Medicare for non-covered physical medicine services.

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MIPS - To Participate or Not Participate: That is the Question

Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Final Rule increased the threshold for participation. With this increase, a significant number of providers fall into the exempt category and they are now breathing a sigh of relief. However, there’s one hidden tidbit which you may have missed - the potential damage to your reputation and practice if you DO NOT participate. As incredulous as this may sound, it’s a possibility to consider as your scores will be published on the Physician Compare website for all the world to see. Those scores may also be used for other third-party physician rating websites. One study found that 65% of people are aware of these rating sites and many use them regularly. Providers with high scores have an advantage over their competitors. Damage to online reputations could take years to undo.

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Q&A with NYSCA 2018 Spring Convention Presenters: Dr. William Austin

 

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Q&A with NYSCA 2018 Spring Convention Presenters: Dr. Evan Gwilliam

 

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Q&A with NYSCA 2018 Spring Convention Presenters: Dr. Jay Greenstein

 

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Q&A with NYSCA 2018 Spring Convention Presenters: Dr. Timothy Latham

 

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2018 Permanent Impairment Guidelines for Schedule Loss of Use Evaluations

The Workers’ Compensation Board has finalized the new Schedule Loss of Use Impairment Guidelines after consideration of much input from a variety of stake holders, including health care professionals.

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Chiropractic Treatment Visit Note Standards

As we at ChiroCode worked to find an example of the perfect daily treatment visit note, we came across many authoritative sources. For your convenience, we have included them here. The four sources here include Medicare, a chiropractic network, one state board's rules, and one insurance company's requirements. At first glance they may appear to be very different, but, there are many similarities. For the 2018 ChiroCode DeskBook, we considered all these sources and created a SOAP note format that we believe captures all of these requirements so that you can use the same layout for all payers and circumstances. You can read about it in Chapter 4.3 in the 2018 ChiroCode DeskBook.

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Chiropractic Services Relieve Low Back Pain in Female Veterans: Study

Legislation to expand access to chiropractic in the VA gains new momentum                        

Arlington, Va.A new study finds that female veterans—one of the fastest growing populations receiving treatment through the Veterans Administration (VA) health care system—experience improvement in low back pain with a course of chiropractic care, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).

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NYS WCB Chair Proposes Revised Impairment Guidelines

 

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Deadline Approaching for Required Registration with WCB

By now most, if not all, healthcare providers will have received notice from the New York State Workers' Compensation Board advising providers of their responsibility to register with the WCB and update their office address and contact information. Authorized providers are asked to register with the Board and update their office address(es) and contact information by December 29, 2017. This registration process will be an ongoing initiative every two to three years.

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NYCC Participates in NYSCA Conference in Syracuse

 

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Quality Payment Program Year 2

CMS has issued the final rule and comment period for the 2018 (year 2) Quality Payment Program.

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