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­News from the NIC - May 2022 - Workers’ Comp Updates

Welcome to Spring!  The NYSCA Insurance Committee (The NIC) would like to provide this summary update of recent insurance-related issues which may impact your practice.  This edition is dedicated to Workers’ Compensation, and in particular the continuing rollout of the NYS Workers’ Compensation OnBoard Initiative and submission requirements. 

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Bill Introduced in Senate to Provide Full Chiropractic Coverage in Medicare

Use the link below to contact your Representative and Senator to ask them to sign on to support this important legislation.
The Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act

The U.S. Senate has introduced a bill, S. 4042, to modernize Medicare coverage and better meet the needs of today’s seniors by increasing access to services provided by doctors of chiropractic. An identical bipartisan-supported bill in the House currently has 130 cosponsors.

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FY 2022-2023 Final Budget

After weeks of intense negotiations, New York State has enacted a final budget for 2022 - 2023. The Governor announced the framework of the budget deal late Thursday afternoon, and the Senate and Assembly are in the process of passing the final budget bills, which will be completed late tonight or tomorrow. 

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ACA Coalition Fights for Provider Reimbursement Fairness

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) collaborated recently with the Patient Access to Responsible Care Alliance (PARCA), a coalition of non-MD healthcare providers, in submitting a letter to federal regulators urging them to enforce a rule that requires group health plans and health insurers to fairly compensate non-MDs for the same services delivered by other healthcare providers. The letter is addressed to the Secretaries of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, and the Department of the Treasury. 

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New York Mask Mandate Update - 03/21/22

On March 17, 2022, the provision of the New York HERO Act requiring masking has “ended” without it being renewed. Therefore, apart from those health care settings identified by the Commissioner of Health in her recent determination (March 2, 2022) which only applies to "facilities or entities regulated under Articles 28 [Hospitals], 36 [Home Health Care Services] and 40 [Hospices] of the Public Health Law," the mask requirement does not appear to apply to private practice settings in New York State.

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Governor Hochul Signs Three Anti-Sexual Harassment Bills

Earlier this week, Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law three bills intended to address and expand sexual harassment protections in New York State. While these laws will have relatively minor implications for private employers, employers should be aware of a few important points.

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Opioid & Mental Health Panel

This event is an opportunity for healthcare professionals and community members to discuss the opioid epidemic and find feasible solutions. A virtual streaming option is available; please reserve a virtual ticket to receive the link!

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Assembly and Senate One-House Budget Proposals

Over the weekend, the Assembly and Senate released their one-house budget proposals. Today, each house will vote today on resolutions, which memorialize their one-house budget proposals.

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New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program

The New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program was created to provide flexible grant assistance to currently viable small businesses, micro-businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations in the State of New York who have experienced economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lobbying Update Mar 2022

The co-chairs of the Legislative Committee wanted to provide a legislative update on NYSCA’s legislative activities in Albany. Our Legislative Committee has been actively working with our government affairs attorney on several legislative priorities for the Association.

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On The Agenda | March 2022 | Digital Edition

On the Agenda, the official publication of the New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA), is published quarterly. It is designed to provide information about the Chiropractic profession and NYSCA activities and initiatives. 

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Telehealth Bill Re-passed in the New York State Assembly

This just in! The Telehealth bill A7369 (Gottfried) / S7130 (Rivera) that would add chiropractors and several other provider groups to the list of those authorized to provide telehealth services in New York has passed the Assembly!

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NY Mask Mandate Update 02/11/22

New York State masking requirements continue to be in effect for health care settings, including chiropractic offices.

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NY Mask Mandate Update 02/10/22

The Governor announced yesterday that the statewide mask mandate was lifted as of today. There were a number of exceptions to this, including for health care settings.

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ACA Next Gen Elects New Leadership Team

NextGen, ACA’s group for early-career practitioners, elected a new leadership team during its annual meeting at Engage. The Next Gen 2022-23 leadership committee includes:

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NY Mask Mandate Update - 01/26/22

Earlier this week New York State's mask mandate was thrown into doubt when a judge In Nassau county ruled that the Governor did not have the authority to issue a mask mandate, temporarily rendering the mask order null and void.

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New Federal Mandate: Good Faith Estimates

As you may be aware, the No Surprises Act was passed at the end of 2020 as a part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. Initially most experts believed this act applied only to facility-based providers. However, the recent finalization of Part II of the rules has a specific portion that applies to all health care providers.

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Governor Kathy Hochul’s 2022 - 2023 Proposed State Budget

Governor Kathy Hochul delivered her inaugural State Budget address this morning. Coming in at a brisk 16 minutes, the $216 billion State Budget is starkly different from the 2021- 2022 budget.

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Chiropractical, Ep. 18: The Intersection of Chiropractic and Mental Health

Episode 18 in the Podcast Series Drops Jan. 13

CLIVE, Iowa — (Jan. 12, 2022) — A patient’s mental health is just as important, if not more, as their physical health, especially in times of crisis. With 41% of the population currently reporting an increase in mental health issues due to the pandemic, it’s an important time to shed some light on the topic.

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Updated NYS DOH Guidelines Related to COVID-19 Exposure and Infection

New York State Department of Health Releases Updated Recommendations for Healthcare Workers Related to COVID-19 Exposure and Infection

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